Wednesday, August 5, 2009

[INFO] 090804 Wrong Information In News Articles

This was written by a member of DNBN.
This post has been praised by many fans as the best summary of wrong information being used by reporters.

Since this lawsuit is such a 'hot topic', the sheer number of articles that are coming out is massive.
It is difficult for even fans to go through every single article,
so most people will base their opinions on this topic from reading a couple of articles.

There is a lot of wrong information in these articles,
I write this to clear up a couple of errors.

However, since there is a vast amount of articles coming out even as I write,
it is impossible to address every single article or issue.
Therefore, I cannot say that I have addressed all of the issues that need correction.
But I will tell you of a couple that I have found to be important.

Even if I use parts of some reporters' articles,
does not mean that I am intending to criticize them, I'm saying this in advance.
I have no intention of criticizing or attacking the reporters who wrote the articles I am using.

1. TVXQ's solo activities=Disbandment of the Group?
There are a lot of articles regarding the solo activities of the members.
They point out that the two who aren't participating in this lawsuit are going into acting,
and there are so many unclear statements made by "representatives of the side", rather than the actual person.

There have even been articles where they have stated,
"Other than the two other members, the three members who have filed this lawsuit did not have plans for solo activities which adds more speculation to this case."

However, according to the news on on July 30th,
the members who have filed this lawsuit also had solo activities planned.

YoungWoong Jaejoong and Micky Yoochun will take on the Japanese market as a duet by the name of 'Jejung and Yuchun from TVXQ.' The two revealed their duet song at the Tokyo Dome performance in early July. The song, 'COLORS ~Melody&Harmony~' will be released as a single in September and the two members are planning to attend tv programs to promote the song. This song has been getting a lot of attention as it was chosen as the theme song for 'Hello Kitty''s 35th Anniversary.

Xiah Junsu is still considering his choices such as a solo album. A representative of SM stated, "Xiah Junsu was actually the first to embark on solo activities when he appeared in the 2007 mobile phone commercial 'Anyband'," and "He will choose between the Korean and Japanese stage and is currently decided what he will do. His activities will be revealed soon.

According to this article, SM already had solo activities for all five members lined up for the second half of the year.
The Japanese Unit activity 'Jejung and Yuchun from TVXQ' already had a jacket cover and was running quite smoothly.
Also, a SM representative gave testimony that member Xiah Junsu was also planning a solo activity.
We just aren't sure what will happen now, but that doesn't mean there wasn't anything reported about it before.

2. TVXQ's Vacation period Scandal
According to the official statement put out by the three members,
"Kim Junsu, Kim Jaejoon and Park Yoochun have been going back and forth Korea, Japan and China ever since their debut in 2004 and have been getting 3~4 hours of sleep per night, except for one week in a year, to complete their schedules."

SM's new statement refutes this statement by saying,
"Regarding the schedules, we have always compromised performances for their health."

One article said,
"After completing their Tokyo Dome concert on the 5th, the members returned to Korea for approximately a month-long unannounced vacation."

It is incredibly hard to know the exact length of the vacation and the health of the members, but the article that states that TVXQ's break went as long as a month is wrong.
It can be seen that the truth regarding pre-announced vacations is closer to the members' official statement than SM's.

It was reported that the members received a vacation after their Tokyo Dome concert,
but the actual length of the vacation can be seen as 7~10 days, not one month.

If information from July 15th is seen, it can be seen that TVXQ's vacation officially started on the 13th.
SPORT article

However, according to an E-daily article on July 23rd,
"U-Know Yunho, who has been busy going from TVXQ's Japan Tour to the 'MIROTIC' Asia Tour Concert, returned to his home last week to rest, but is currently in Japan."

This means that TVXQ's vacation went from the 13th to the 23rd, at the most. Which would mean that they only had ten days of rest.

There are other articles regarding TVXQ's vacation periods in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
But as the reported vacation periods differ slightly from actual vacation periods as the one above differs,
I won't put them up, but you can easily predict that the vacation periods were about the same as the one above.

3. After TVXQ's debut, SM was in a deficit for 4 years

According to an article reported yesterday,
"TVXQ has received 11 billion Won till now and have also been given luxury foreign cars. On the other hand, SM was in a deficit for four years after TVXQ's debut."
But, TVXQ's received amount of money and SM's deficit do not have a lot in common.

As TVXQ matured and grew, so did SM Entertainment.
Even if you search 'venture' in DNBN, you get these three articles.

SM Entertainment, Karaoke venture started...the agency's stars collaborate
SM Entertainment, Fashion Business venture started
SM Entertainment, Musical Business venture started

If you search this on various portal sites,
you will find that SM has been growing into and investing in many fields.

If you take that into consideration, you'll be able to conclude exactly
where the money the SM artistes are earning in Asia is actually going.
You will also be able to see that tying SM's deficit to TVXQ's salary is quite a stretch.

Also, in accordance to the statement put forth today,

the luxury imported cars were in fact registered under SM's name, not the members'. Sejong's side stated that, "It is true that the members received cars as presents from SM after an awards ceremony. However, they were all cars registered under SM's name, not the members' names. Therefore, they do not and did not belong to TVXQ."

Sports Seoul article

This article points out the numerous flaws in SM's statements so please use it as reference.

#4. The Cosmetic Company

SM has linked the cosmetic company with the lawsuit in both of their official statements.
This isn't something worth talking about, so I'll make it short.

Please check Sejong's official statement.

"SM keeps stating that the cosmetic company the three members invested in is the core of this lawsuit, but the investment the members made has nothing to do with this case. The cosmetic company SM keeps bringing up is a company that is planning on opening a branch in China and one that the three members decided to personally invest in, it has nothing to do with their work as celebrities. Think about it. Why would TVXQ give up everything they've worked for till now for 100 million Won they invested in a cosmetic compnay that is opening a branch in China? It is completely illogical. The core to this case is the unlawful exclusive contract, and SM is trying to divert the attention away from that by bringing up a cosmetic company that has no relevance whatsoever."

If you read this, you'll know that there is nothing scandalous about the cosmetic company.

However, if you stil have doubts, I'll put in a parody of this situation.

If a working man wants to hear himself be called CEO, Manager or Director,
he should just open a fried chicken shop near his house.
Then he will go from being a normal working man to a chicken billionaire.
Just invest 100 million Won in a chicken company and you too can become a chicken billionair opening branches in China.

It's like this kind of situation. I hope you get where I'm going with this.

5. Official Fan Club Cassiopeia

In many of the articles coming out these days, TVXQ's official fan club is mentioned a lot.
There have been claims that the representatives and leaders of Cassiopeia have been getting together.
These claims are all wrong but the articles about them just keep coming.

It seems the reporters know more than the actual fans do, but
There are no leaders or representatives for TVXQ's official fan club Cassiopeia
All the interviews with Cassiopeia's leader are false.
All the claims that the representatives of Cassiopeia got together to assemble a candle protest are false. Every single one of them.

TVXQ fans are coming together on fan site and fan cafes to discuss the situation at hand, but there are no official representatives or leaders in Cassiopeia.

These are just some of the errors I have found in articles.
The amount is small compared to the vast number of misleading articles.
But with these few, I hope that whatever is wrong is set right.

Oh, and last but not least.
This post does not reflect the opinions of all of the fans.
These are my thoughts on what I've read and the information I have seen so far,
this is not an official statement made by Cassiopeia

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1 Comment:

Bonnielassie said...

Wow. Only a few days and the Korean industry is on chaos...Jaejoong and Yoochun have already formed a duet and Junsu is looking at a solo career....I'm about to cry....