While KBS announced their official position about Junsu, the singer and his agency expressed their responses to the network’s “questionable” statement.
Earlier today, Music Bank chief producer Kim Kwang Soo stated, “We cannot talk about the appearance of an artist who showed no particular plans for promotions. It is also hard to explain why certain artists are not invited to the show.”
In response, Junsu’s agency C-JeS Entertainment told Newsen, “Regarding his (Junsu) appearance on entertainment shows in terrestrial television, we have asked for explanations on his ban through the media multiple times. It’s hard to understand why they said we have no intention for promotions.”
Junsu debuted as a TVXQ member back in 2004. But in 2009, he left the group and the agency and got settled in a new label (C-JeS Entertainment) the next year. And for the past 10 years, the singer has never appeared on terrestrial television.
To the viewers who are waiting for Junsu’s appearance on Music Bank, KBS gave somewhat unclear answers.
Last month when the singer made his comeback, a viewer wrote a petition requesting Junsu’s (XIA) appearance on KBS’s music show Music Bank with the title “Please guarantee a fair opportunity for all singers to appear on the show.” This petition received 3,585 consent in a month.
Then on Dec 11, Music Bank chief producer Kim Kwang Soo gave an official reply, saying, “We cannot talk about the appearance of an artist who showed no particular plans for promotions. It is also hard to explain why certain artists are not invited to the show.”
He continued, “Unfortunately, choosing artists for the show automatically leaves out others. If we try to explain why some were inevitably excluded from the lineup, artists and fans can take it as criticism. I understand that there aren’t any networks that explain why some artists are not cast.”
But he still added, “KBS plans to provide fair opportunities for various singers in the future.”