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JYJ fans sign petition to investigate Incheon Asian Games

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Earlier this month, the press conference for Incheon Asian Games took place where honorary ambassadors JYJ were not present.

The controversial “dropping” of the group in the opening and closing ceremonies led to fans petitioning the Olympic Council of Asia to conduct an open investigation on the Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee’s (IAGOC) actions.

JYJ fans have started an online petition at change.org and has gathered over 16, 500 signatures with over 8,000 signs still needed.

The uproar came after from the fact that most tickets sold for the opening ceremonies cost 1 Million Korean Won (or approximately $900). Many bought the tickets after expecting to see the idols performing live on stage, just as it was promoted.

Although Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu had limited promotional activities for the Incheon Asian Games for an unknown reason, the fans still bought tickets and booked flights to Incheon in support and hoped to see a live show of the boys.

According to the description in the petition: “The official tour agency of the IAGOC which is responsible for selling tour packages to foreigners, is still selling opening ceremony tickets and tour packages using JYJ’s name and thereby continuing to knowingly mislead fans and the public.”

On July 1, press releases confirmed the unilateral exclusion of JYJ in the list of performances for the opening and closing ceremonies.

The incident came shortly after the announcement of SM Entertainment’s sponsorship in the Incheon 2014 Asian Paralympic Games.

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JYJ was not present at the press conference held on July 1

C-Jes Entertainment, the group’s management agency, stated that they did not receive any notice about the press conference.”

SM Entertainment was JYJ’s former management and had no previous commitments to the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

SM Entertainment’s idol group EXO will be performing in place of JYJ’s original scheduled stages despite the company’s efforts to clarify the matter with the committee.

The petition has raised concerns to whether JYJ received unfair treatment and whether there will still be fairness in conducting the different sports events and competitions in the Asian Games.

To see the petition, click here.

Follow this link to read more about the Incheon Asian Games controversy with JYJ.

Source: change.org; Photos – 2014 Incheon Asian Games, 17th Asian Games

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3 Comments

  1. K-PAI-DMT

    September 10, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Fans in South Korea really need to apply heavy pressure to help get JYJ back on
    MUSIC, VARIETY and RADIO SHOWS where they belong! They should also be
    performing at BOTH the OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES of the Incheon
    Asian Games, as per the original agreement as official ambassadors of
    the games! Please sign the petition!

    This unfairness has finally got to stop!!!
    https://www.facebook.com/WEWANTJYJBACKONSHOWS?ref=hl

  2. jenny

    July 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Im not normally the “protest and petition” type but ive had it this time. I mean, do these ppl think we’re blind and stupid to not see whats going on?

  3. one_nee

    July 14, 2014 at 3:06 am

    The last line is trully spot on “….whether there will still be fairness in conducting the different sports events and competitions in the Asian Games”. I mean how come we can trust IAG will be clean n fair if they just proven can be bought by ‘a sponsor’ to forgot n turned their back on what they have promised and said to public, moreover to public in every countries JYJ did promotions to. They said and promised that JYJ, the official Ambassadors will be perform in opening and closing ceremony of IAG, as it is a given thing.. but after they said n promised, they back out from their own words to public, right after some company became ‘sponsor’ and then that company group took JYJ place.. clean and fair? yeah right..

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