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JYJ's Junsu cries talking about how he can't go on TV + reveals he thought about quitting

JYJ's Junsu expressed appreciation to his fans as he opened up about his struggles. 

Near the end of his solo concert on December 2, Junsu commented, "It's amazing that I have teenage fans because now that I think of it, I haven't been on broadcasts for about 7-8 years, and then I went to the military for about 2 years. I haven't been (on TV) for about 9 years in total."

Junsu shared that he honestly doesn't feel like a celebrity due to his lack of TV appearances. He said, "I feel like I'm not a celebrity because I'm never on TV." He thanked reporters for continuing to cover his stories but said, "I wondered if I'm truly a celebrity when I don't even appear on TV."


Junsu expressed frustration on how he also can't fairly compete with music releases due to his lack of TV appearance. He stated, "I can't sing my own songs on (music show) stage, not even once," and added, "So I wondered if I could keep going like this." Junsu continued, "It's a decision I made, but of course, I didn't know I wouldn't be able to perform on broadcasts for this long even after the lawsuit."


Out of all, what he struggled with the most was how the issue has also hurt his fans. Junsu said, "It's my business, so it's ok for me to struggle but it was so hard to see my fans getting hurt because they love me." He then revealed, "Around January... February this year, I wondered if I should just quit being a singer because I'm giving you all a hard time."


Junsu told his fans that they can take a break from being his fans if things get too hard to handle, and delivered encouragement, saying, "But (going on TV) is not that important. What matters is that we enjoy the moment together. There are videos that we can watch to remember the days we enjoyed together, so that's the way."


Lastly, Junsu said, "You guys don't have to fight for me. It struggles me so much (to see you getting hurt). Don't do it.... I'll work hard so let's just enjoy it together."

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lithium91 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Again, imagine how crazy it would be if big agencies were to use their power to do something useful instead of blacklisting artists and being petty mfs???

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borahae 15 days ago 2
15 days ago

honey, now you have your own youtube channel and can have fans all over the world watching you! screw SM and their pettiness.

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15 days ago

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Murkle20 (Banned) 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

In this article are the links to the Youtube channels of all JYJ members:


JYJ's Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu open personal YouTube channels!


https://www.allkpop.com/article/2018/11/jyjs-jaejo...

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ketisanmo 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

This is so sad... He is such a gifted singer.Even his boss the deputy chief from his police promotion department wrote this too in support of him


credit to translator of his comment on yt


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RationalK 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

Remember when Jonghyun died SM was all like "We wish something like this will never happen again."

Now we have Junsu, crying because he can't show his face on TV, can't promote and can't defend himself against malicious rumors publicly, telling his fans that it's okay if they don't want to be his fans anymore because he doesn't want them to fight for him and get hurt. All because SM is being petty over something that happened almost 10 years ago and was SM's fault to begin with. I guess they only care about mental health when it affects their profits.

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lili_bai_yu 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

It's horrifying and shocking and wrong. I can't imagine HOW the SK fans of this great artist have allowed this travesty to go on all this time. Nine years!!! Enough is enough!

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Julian5 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Never think of giving up Junsu! You're such a great Artist! A very rare precious jewel! One day good will win over the devil! Karma is so bad! It will destroy whomever hurt you together with your members all these years!

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sweetberry 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

This is really sad.. There are only few times when JYJ open up about their struggles. The most sad part is when they said that they read malicious articles written about them but they cant do anything to defend their ownself. Whatever bad thing written about them people will immediately believe. At the end people who dont know just look at them as someone who are totally evil with no feelings and only do bad thing left and right. They are human too. It is impossible not to make any mistake in life.. But mistake are not equal to big sin.

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methodman88 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

That's SM flexing it's power. The minority will never be able to take on a big corporation, many have tried, many will fail

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GoldPen 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

They won already the contracts lawsuit. Now they need to sue for abuse and retaliation from the company to stop the blacklisting.

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jalkerw 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Junsu is one of the most talented singers and individuals I have ever seen in the kpop world. His MV Flower is one of the most powerful and emotionally drawing MV's I've ever seen and relates too well to this situation.
Never stop singing Junsu! Your fans will always be your fans! We will keep supporting you no matter what!

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Hyungshi 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

this is a serious issue in Korea, I don't see any difference with SME and the so called controversy of "chaebol", they use power and authority to have the stations banning JYJ.

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waitingdb5k 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I'm fucking sad for each members of JYJ. I can't believe how SM and TV Stations can be so petty even after so many years. Time to let them go. Gosh!!

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4ever_Pure 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

😭😭😭 Hearing this putting myself in his shoes makes me almost want to cry. Even though many of us arent celebrities its pretty #relatable

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maragana 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I hate how whiny K-Pop fans say YG is the worst company just because they want to see more of their oppas when SM was known for slave contracts and banning their former idols from promoting on T.V.

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teleri 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Well, OMG Junsu - I'm crying.
SM executives who STILL think it's somehow okay to keep this amazingly talented young man from televised music shows need to be prosecuted for breaking the law. Period. They are fully responsible for the entire mess. Disgusting.

Junsu rules Korean musical theater, rightly so. He's won awards for his singing for years. He's a national treasure that Koreans should be nurturing and protecting from evil greedy corporate revenge - and to give credit some have tried - there's a law now against the kind of blackmail SM has pulled. Unfortunately it seems to have no teeth :(
Just keep singing, Junsu. You are loved.

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changminbaby 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

thats why i dont like SM even i like TVXQ but i never liked that company,i don't understand why SM would ruin someone's career and life like this..if everything was settled per law,isn't it fair enough to let them appear on TV?? they use their power to hunt their ex idols and dont let them achieve their dreams its sad

i hope knetizens protest about those things and do something its not fair, no one should use their power to hurt others with no punishment

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mayuge54 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Korea doesn't deserve him, he should go to japan like what jaejoong does, although jaejoong is more like a jpop artist now, but he can go on japanese shows and release music without being blocked. I'm pretty sure Japanese fans will welcome him there.

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eigb10 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

SM is a bitch PERIOD


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Mkm 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

F**k sm for making them suffer!!

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shyloone 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Just prooves how big and popular Junsu is, he dont go on Tv , but people still, listen and buy his music, and thats what really is important, because he has such a unique voice, i love listening to junsu sing, infact i love listening to JYJ

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jyjangels33 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Su, you have us and we have you...this is more important. We have a way to reach out to your music so no worry about TV appeqrance. AKTF baby...our time will come.

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wanna_uwie 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

omg...this hurt my heart a lot...SM sucks


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dancingbella23 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

It's so sad because junsu has one of the most beautiful and distinctive voice in the industry :'(

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my_l 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Xia I would love to see you on US tvs. You are a true vocal talent and dance master.

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thealigirl8 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

i was there and he was trying so hard not to cry. i wish he wouldn't worry about us. the fans are fine, him releasing music and doing musicals is enough

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marisara 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Junsu don’t cry please, you’re such a talented artist and I’ll buy your music, go to concerts when you come to America and support you any way I can. This is why I don’t support SME artists, because I can’t support their company. Is time TV shows stop this madeness too!

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lili_bai_yu 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Our heart bleeds for this young man, this great talent, this giant of SK musical prodigies. Only because he would not submit and continue to be systematically robbed by a criminal company, SM Entertainment, he has been subjected to this outrageous blacklisting, this egregious attempt to stifle the life out of his career. All who witness this continuing nightmare should be scandalized and infuriated.

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hiroonakamura 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

this is why i will never respect SM, no matter how good music they release

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best_of_SUJU 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

How can SMe have so much power? :( Seriously they create dreams

Then they destroy them

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Miliukea 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Wouldn't it be amazing if JYJ showed on MAMA or other award shows like Seven, Rain, 2ne1?

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cassiopeian 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

My poor baby, please stay strong Junsu. We Cassies love you and we don't need you to go on those shows to prove it. Please take care of yourself. We hope to see you doing what you love for as long as you can ♡

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sandybee3 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

That's why i like YG and JYP here more , they don't blacklist an Artist just because they left the company.

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ddujjjun 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

omg :( poor baby..

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BlackStar1 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Man this is so Heart-Rending. :(

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miss_dii 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

cuteness overload


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miss_dii 15 days ago 0
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miss_dii 15 days ago 0
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miss_dii 15 days ago 2
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Newsha 12 days ago 1
12 days ago

New fancams of dance songs

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Newsha 12 days ago 0
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miss_dii 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

hopefully someone will show guts and invite him to variety or a music show...

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D_Liam 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

stupid that this happen. image if you leave your company and they do all they can to prevent other companies in the industry from hiring you. how wrong is that. and this thing is going on korea. just as bad as communist countries, if not worse.

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botmy 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

and ppl still support sm..

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GoldPen 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

Junsu you and JYJ are always golden in our book. We will gladly watch you on youtube and T.V. whereever and whenever.

We believe in you. Go Fighting!!

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Rita2020 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

WTF I'm so mad sorry but I don't know much about this I mean I now SMTRASH did this but how long it's gonna last? someone tell me please ..?

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dancertm 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

The strange thing about their system (Agency and Television) is that in reality TV stations and produces actually hold more power than the Agencies. They are the one's who decide who to put on their programs. If producers flexed their muscles and told an agency like SM, "Fine, pull your performers and stop promotions and see how long your fans will support you," things would change. With so many years under the bridge most Kpop fans don't remember the TVXQ lawsuit and would just be concerned that Oppa is not on TV. KBS and other stations: grow a pair and do what you want, don't be bullied, you don't have to.

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GoldPen 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

The South Korean Government needs to past a law to protect all artist from non-compete clauses and harassment by Industry Giants. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Black listing should be against the law everywhere. It is psychologically damaging to everyone affected. Artist should file lawsuits for stress caused by this abuse.

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johwa 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

I've been so pissed for as long as this happened.... i like some of the groups of sm, the company can go belly up for all i care....!!!

you mean, that JYJ are still being blackballed by all of the korean stations?.....someone should complain to the korean FTC if there is a regulating body like that, or wouldn't it make any difference?....

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Not_interested 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

SM should leave JYJ now. Their pettiness lever is too much

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meanphilip 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

<3

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qnaug 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

SBS MBC and the likes of free channels, I understand they got powers and shit...

but JTBC is pretty much paid channel, don't they have any power??? or are they so desperate to have SM artists in the channel

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shakesmilk 15 days ago 2
15 days ago

Why hasn't he appeared in any shows? The last show I ever saw him on was Family Outing and that was 10 years ago. I feel like he's the only one in JYJ who hasn't appeared in anything for ages. If his agency isn't putting him on any programs, fuck it start a youtube channel and create your own content. So many idols are doing that nowadays. It's a great way to promote themselves and their group.

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Newsha 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

His agency can't put him on any programs. He is blocked by his former company, the same like other JYJ members. They all can't promote their work on TV. Like they release their music, act in dramas and movies but can't to go to all this shows and varieties to promote.

This is what he is talking about. Most of his fans started as idol fans, so they want to see him in all this idols' programs and activities on TV, and they are fighting for him, defending him, voting on all this awards. He is talking that all this probably will be fruitless, so maybe even don't bother, and don't suffer, and just enjoy what we have now.


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waitingdb5k 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Did you live in a cave all these years? He is blocked with all other members of JYJ (Jaejoong and Yoochun even 'became' actors to be able to be on TV some times) since they sued SM...

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Blackie123 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

That is why I never support SM and any of their businesses.They are a company that abuse their power in the industry. If it’s a ‘me too’ case, they are equivalent to the sexual offenders, rapist, the abuser.. and anyone who supports them are accesory to their crime.

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Caie 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

I feel so strongly of this after seeing so many things happen to artists I like in that wonderful company. I love how at least most of these comments agree on this matter as well. <3 The whole things going on in the entertainment industry in SK is just inhumane in so many ways, which is why I've generally stopped following it (save for some amazing artists such as JYJ).

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rosabmoss (Banned) 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

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vpriyajr 15 days ago 8
15 days ago

i dont know much about tvxq and jyj seperation. why is sm banning only jyj when there are so many other idols who have left sm and appears on tv?

2-3 members of snsd changed agencies and they still appear on tv and has acting projects.. henry left sm and he is still doing korean variety shows..

what exactly happened b/w jyj and sm?

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Newsha 15 days ago 7
15 days ago

JYJ sued SM for unfair contracts and won. Their contracts were terminated without any penalty in court. Lawsuit revealed conditions of idols contracts and after that companies were forced to change their contracts for better. Now companies can't to make idols to do something without idols' agreement, and contract can't be more than 7-10 years, and idols have possibility to end their contracts, and idols know that they can to win in court if their company will do something bad, and so on.

Idols, that you mentioned, waited out their contracts. It's probably that they did not have problems with their contract. But even in this case I did not see yet how somebody from them promoted their music on TV. JYJ also acted in dramas and movies. But they are singers in the first place. This is what they do the best. This is why they want to promote their music on TV. And their fans also want to see their idols on all this music shows and other varieties how all other fans of other idols. And they are waiting for 9 years already and fighting for this. Like Jaejoong's fan won for him award on GDA but he only got award, they did not let him perform. Junsu's fans won award for Junsu on SMA for his album, and for 24 years beforw that all singers, who got this award, were invited and performed on ceremony, but on that year SMA even did not invited Junsu. That's why Junsu said that it's painful for him to see how fans are fighting for him this losing battle.


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almondtree 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

i have never followed them and it is so sad to hear about how hard they and their fans struggle. thumbsup to their fans who never left them and even tried their best to bring them awards.

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vpriyajr 14 days ago 5
14 days ago

i think now they should promote themselves on social media and dont wait for channels to take them..

why didnt the other 2 members leave sm? did they change their contract as well?

i heard that one of the old sm band left the company as a whole and even got the name of the band for themselves..

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dbskiluv1n2d 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

reap what you sow. ... like he said, it's a decision that HE made.

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crazy_parrot 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

SME wouldnt go to extreme banning for no reason. You fck them first, Junsu! So reap the consequences! The producers know how SME took care of you but you betrayed them for your greed. Ypu even accused them for slaving you. Ha!!! Just quit!

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teleri 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Pig. They WON THEIR LAWSUIT, you corporate a$$-kisser.

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yelloworange223 15 days ago 2
15 days ago

of course your not quitting,its just a sympathy tactic...you will appear next month,mark my word...

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Bear2 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

appear where? tv? thats good then.

hater really have lots of time.. just take care of your own bias first.

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tristanah 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I agree.

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Ohboy69 15 days ago 8
15 days ago

I don't like Junsu, let's put it out there. I don't think this is right. But he knew it would happen when he made the decision years back, now he has to suffer the consequences.

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teleri 14 days ago 7
14 days ago

You are a FOOL. How would any of those guys have 'known' that SM would carry this grudge so long? They WON their LAWSUIT!!! They were justified in their grievances! OMG you idiot, you think that they should have stayed and put up with horrendous conditions? How nasty of you!
Other idols and trainees need to thank JYJ for what they did. It forced attention on the bad practices of the entire entertainment industry and brought about a lot of positive changes.
You simply are a troll and a hater. Up yours.

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Ohboy69 14 days ago 6
14 days ago

You are making a lot of assumptions based on nothing. Even we knew SM would hold a grudge, SM doesn't let go, ever. So JYJ knew as well. And if they didn't, then well, they must be stupid. Are you saying they are stupid? There were different ways of doing it, more professional and diplomatic. (also, they reached a mutual agreement, so no one won, and the court said there was no slave contract - which was JYJ's main claim, lmao.)

JYJ weren't even the first ones to do it, sweetheart. And positive changes? Tell that to Kris, Luhan and Tao, some positive changes that brought them.

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yelloworange223 15 days ago 1
15 days ago

its becouse your old and not popular anymore,just like those batch 2004...stop hinting that its becouse of sme,bitch who the hell do you think you are,bts,exo

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GoldPen 10 days ago 0
10 days ago

They won their lawsuit and so the company is blackballing their name and telling radio and TV stations not to play their music nor invite them to appear. How many years would you work for an employer that stole your share of the profits you worked for onstage?

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NoahL 15 days ago 5
15 days ago

Ha ha ha.... This is what you get for betraying your own agency and ungrateful for what they did for you.

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Nina14red 15 days ago 3
15 days ago

How incredibly ignorant can you be? JYJ doesn't owe SM their lives. The courts already sided with JYJ and they were justified in leaving because of the treatment they endured. This is nothing short of SM being hateful in preventing these 3 men from ever being looked upon positively in Korea and continuing their careers in their own country. There is absolutely no excuse as to why YEARS LATER, JYJ is still blacklisted from appearing on Korean television. It's sick people like you who think that every idol has to live and die under the rule of the company they started under. People change and outgrow situations that are no longer good or productive for them. In some cases idols are VERY mistreated and need to leave before their contract ends. How and why JYJ left isn't the issue, SM's NASTY, VINDICTIVE, MALICIOUS, VILE, MANIPULATIVE, and ETHICALLY and MORALLY CORRUPT ways is what's problematic, along with your mindset and those who agree with this behavior.

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NoahL 15 days ago 2
15 days ago

Well we don't see SM is stopping the SNSD members from other agency doing their own stuffs. You need to stop and think why JYJ is getting blacklisted. Talk about ignorance.

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teleri 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

A$$HAT!!!! I have no words for ignorant haters like you. Sheesh. Stupid corporate apologists.

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loradwillim (Banned) 15 days ago 0
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koog008 15 days ago 3
15 days ago

well what did you expect. you had a lawsuit against the #1 entertainment company in korea. and power is everything in korea, once you have it you can do anything. should have just stayed. look at yunho and chansung. the money they are raking in.

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ketisanmo 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Not trying to blow your illusion but right now in Japan ( not reported here in AKP )both of them are struggling to keep their long time bigeast fans ( membership of many who withdraw ). So shut up and go support them in their current struggles.

Tell that to SM for their mismanagement in Japan and both of them angering so many bigeast who demanded a formal apology from them.

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UnicornCuppycake 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

His name is Changmin not Chansung...

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teleri 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Piece of garbage corporate shill.
Yeah, LOOK at the remaining two. WHY are they doing so well? Cause they had the upper hand when the other 3 left, to force SM to give them favorable terms. Don't be a fool, hard tho it may be.

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Botaly 15 days ago 3
15 days ago

JYJ= drunk drive, tax, unpaid for emplyee / supplier, law suit, sex, toilet, etc. a criminal group.

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Nina14red 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

What does any of this have to do with what's stated in the article. Ignorant people I swear...

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MazoMazo 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

You're an idiot, aren't you?

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teleri 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Junsu - his 'scandal' and 'crime' is having unscrupulous relatives - he had to bail out that hotel with his own money to make sure employees got paid.
Super Junior (you know, an SM group) has more drunk driving problems than JYJ (JJ was barely over the extremely low blood alcohol limit of SK - ie he had about 2 beers max).
Yoochun got set up by gangsters - who then got sent to jail by the courts. Go educate yourself.

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