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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Korean fans boycott DAY6's first reality show 'DAYOFF in Jeju' via 'V Live+'

Domestic fans of idol band DAY6, also known as My Days, have banded together from various communities to launch a fandom boycott against JYP Entertainment, for the "Continued absence of communication with DAY6's fandom"

As a consequence of the boycott, Korean My Days have banned any domestic fans' purchase and viewing of DAY6's first ever reality show, 'DAYOFF in Jeju' which recently premiered via 'V Live+'. 

Shortly after launching the boycott, #DAY6_Reality_boycott began trending on Twitter in Korea, as My Days continued to spread the word. 

In a fandom statement directed toward JYP Entertainment's 'Studio J', DAY6 fans wrote, "After DAY6's debut, DAY6's label JYP Entertainment and head office 'Studio J' has fostered fans' discontentments with constant absence of any communication with fans, as well as with poor management of its artist. On this day, we cannot sit idly by as the label continues to mock fans and mistreat its artists, including with the launch of DAY6's first ever reality through a small-traffic, paid platform with absolutely no prior advertisement or teasers, and so we state as follows." 

In summary, My Days' requests toward JYP Entertainment and Studio J through this boycott are:

1. Poor management of artists and schedules including too many solo concerts without rest, failure to notify fans of schedules, lack of music show promotions, album promotions, and events. 
2. Lack of professional procedure and severe insults toward fans during fan sign events, including staff members' laughter and mockery after reading fan letters or overhearing conversations with artists; excessive security searches, especially in chest areas;  poor management of lines which may result in dangers or injuries.
3. Zero feedback on any fan requests, despite fans' constant demands for change, improvements, etc. 

Finally, the statement reads, "Until we receive official feedback, we will continue to boycott DAYOFF in Jeju' via 'V Live+'." What do you think of the ongoing boycott?


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Blue82 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

That's actually a well thought out list. Usually things like this have lists that are messy or a bit selfish but in this case they really addressed the problems in a very careful and clear way. I do agree that Day6 doesn't get enough promotion from JYP and they do work a lot more than their label mates with the possible exception of Got7 who also work in a similar fashion. Day6 has very dedicated fans even though their fanbase isn't one of the biggest. They could encourage more social media interaction since at this point Jae carries that nearly entirely on his own. JYP doesn't give enough notice of concerts abroad either. I've missed their concerts twice because there was less notice for theirs than other groups. If JYP addresses these issues and improves on them it could really boost Day6 higher than they already are. The thing about security touching too much on the chest is concerning too. Sexual assault in S. Korea isn't treated as seriously as other places unless you are a high profile celebrity. This isn't the first or even second time security at various groups fans signs have been accused of inappropriate touching. JYP needs to start checking up on that before a parent has to step in and get the police involved.

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lodireg578 (Banned) Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Indri_hapsari Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

jyp i love u but please takes care day6 like u take care of twice

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big_bang_forever Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wait wait wait, ''especially in chest areas'' is a crime on a whole different level.. Why is that part just brushed over.

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kpopjunkee Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Exactly!!!! That is so wrong!

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hexrealm Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

So they are penalizing Day6 when they have problems with JYPE? Sorry it doesn't make sense to me, surely there is a better way than harming the group you support by boycotting them.

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crowboy Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

usually i disagree with kpop boycotts but as was mentioned, this one is well thought out. it also isn't boycotting ALL activities which could make Day6 money. it's boycotting one thing and for a list of good, realistic reasons (and if their boycott is paid any attention to by JYPE's PR team, Day6 will end up with better promotions and thus more fans/more money).

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hexrealm Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Well thought out how? A boycott is a boycott. You are still hurting your own group. I agree with what you said if the outcome turns out good but there is also a chance nothing changes, the thing is you have already hurt your own group for sure. My point is, is there no other way to tell JYPE off?

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Kiki_Imti Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

JYP please treat my boys well. I'm so angry. They work so hard . Give the same attention to your other artists instead of focusing only on Twice. Got7 and day6 are so underated . As compared to other companies , work and promotions are distributed equally but JYP company is only about twice now. After that it will be that new GG group. Stop sleeping on my boys. Just because they are not idols that doesn't mean they should get less promotions. Ughhhh!!!

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RandomGofer 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

JYPE has implemented their new "JYP 2.0" plans which basically means that all groups existing and upcoming have their own mini companies that are managing all of their stuff... Twice was just the testing phase.

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changminbaby Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

i agree with this one, they are not trying to damage day6 they are boycotting them just so that jyp listen to them(if they dont do that jyp will not listen) and they are thinking of their own artists that had clearly poor management. when jyp listen to them they will support day6 again i can see that their fans really love them and are dedicated, they were not selfish about their demands from the company what they said is so logical

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Queeeenie Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Pretty sure I remember hearing Jae say somewhere that Day6 are not really idols, they are just a band. They are signed to a big label but they operate like an indie band. And if the fans don't want to support them unless they can treat them the way they treat idols, well then they should either grow up and deal with it or just move on.


They don't promote like idols, they never have done, so why are the fans asking for more music show promotions? I mean, I would like to see them on there but if they can't play live there then what's the point? Live is what they do best.


The constant communication with their fans also seems to be an idol thing. And the taking on fan requests/demands thing too, idol culture in general tends to be very fan-focused. But if they don't see themselves as 'idols' but as 'artists', why are people expecting all these other things from them?

What if they don't want to do all that? Maybe they don't want to promote 'excessively' and just use their music to make an impact. There is nothing wrong with events and promotions and constant SNS updates, but it's not how everyone wants to manage their career.


Number 2. is a fair request, the staff should be behaving professionally around them but for the other things...I'm not sure.



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Rizzychung 30 days ago 0
30 days ago

i agree jae did say there not idols reason why they dont go music shows alot even when they do sometimes they cant perform the instruments live and there not idols who dance its common to have concerts and tours as a band then most groups honestly they want to be know musically and busking is one thing that day6 is good at and jyp he only produces the music not the head ceo so yall need to facts hes called jyp pdnim which is producer not ceo the the ceo is wook jung so claim to him and jyp is the founder and co ceo but not main so yall complain so much when he only produces there songs

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bitchyfangirl Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

But if they are real fans. JYP Ent. has always stated that Day6 is following an indie route. Which means they do their own thing.

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EyeSpy Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

You always hurt the one you love.

Penalize the group to call out the company.

Twisted.

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LittleSukie Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

I even forgot they are in JYP. But this boycott is not hurting JYP as much as it is hurting the group. It is well thought out but still boys are the ones who are paying the price.

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hiroonakamura 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

this is effectively going to disband the group soon. once JYPE realizes that nobody pays to watch this group, there will be no reason for them to have it around

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TheLonleyGhost Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

This is actually understandable

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myma Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

This week in "fan" boycotts.


This is the worst thing about kpop, the fans who are always complaining about this that and the other thing. Its pop music. Get a different hobby if you don't like something about it.

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myma Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

the second worse thing is that I will get a reply that is 3 paragraphs long about why I am wrong and this is really serious.

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mcdbkd Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Korean MY Days need to trust the band members more. They are adults and this is not their first rodeo. They will deal with JYPE and the marketing staff that are allowing this to go on. Having said this, it is good that they spoke out about their poor treatment at fan signs. One posted video I've seen shows the incivility. Please know this fandom is the nicest, sweetest group and they deserve JYPE's attention. Day6 is always caring, grateful and responsive to them and I believe they will handle this matter with the agency.

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callmetree Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

My poor DAY6 favs :( DAY6 is my ult group and it's so sad to see them get less promotion and being treated worse. I get that they are a band and not a dancing group, but they are still considered as idols.

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sandybee3 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A boycott will only hurt the own Group lol

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Fantastic99 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

This one not really...the group will lose some potenical profit but its not that bad. Its a pretty small amount of money compared to other sources of income that they make but it's still something people will notice

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GoldPen Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Guys contact their Agency. Your problem is with the staff not the artist. Staff paychecks come out of the artist's money.

Yet they are more loyal most of the time to the agency, so contact them and be polite when stating your objections. Do not attack the artist. Thisw is asia they lose face when the staff is rude to fans. They will be forced to make a publc apology with full press coverage. Be Kind. Face is the most important thing.

Think about it these artists are being forced to perform in a reality tv show on their day off in jeju. How would you feel if that was you?

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aldebaran Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

This is not a smart move, this fans boycot will only hurt the group. If they don't make money they will start been unprofitable for jyp...and we all know what happens when you are not usefull anymore in the kpop world

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Stopudelulu (Banned) Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

nugu group with nugu fans trying to be relevant

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