[NEWS] JYJ International Fans Sign Petition for JYJ’s Rights

Posted on February 28, 2011


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JYJ’s international fans are rolling up their sleeves to help their idols. Nearly two weeks ago, we wrote about JYJ’s overseas fans undertaking a large campaignwith a petition.

Approximately 86,418 international JYJ fans submitted a petition in regards to the lack of JYJ’s appearances on broadcasts.

According to a press release on February 28th, “from February 2nd to the 25th,” JYJ international fans have “voluntarily hosted a petition in 10 different languages advocating for JYJ’s Legal and Human Rights and a formal complaint about JYJ’s invalid restrictions in their music promotions and television appearances.”

About the petition, a representative from the JYJ international fans stated, “We are TVXQ and JYJ members’ fans as well as consumers of a cultural phenomenon known as the Korean Wave (Hallyu).  We like to put an end to companies like SM Entertainment and KMP from violating JYJ’s rights protected under the South Korean law.”

International fans argued points based on personal rights, labor rights and income rights. They explained “this violates JYJ’s rights as South Korean citizens to freely act as celebrities. They must be protected with beneficial labor rights that include sufficient break time. ”

The Seoul Central Court had ordered the SM to pay for the damages done by the company’s blockade in JYJ’s activities.

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