JYJ’s Yoochun blocked from public broadcast..again?
JYJ’s Yoochun was recently confirmed to be starring in the new MBC drama, “Ripley” (formerly “Goodbye Miss Ripley”) alongside veteran actress Lee Dahae. However, the entire cast was recently barred from appearing on MBC’s variety show, “Come to Play”.
According to multiple broadcasting sources, the main cast consisting of Park Yoochun, Lee Dahae, Kang Hyejung and Kim Seungwoo were scheduled to appear on “Come to Play” since last month, but ultimately, the plan “misfired.”
Representatives of “Come to Play” revealed their reason, which is that the chances of the four celebrities appearing on the show was already unlikely because one of the main cast, Kim Seungwoo, is an MC on KBS’s “Win Win,” which is a competitor of MBC’s “Come to Play.” However, Kim Seungwoo demonstrated his strong will to appear on “Come to Play,” but MBC still did not budge.
Similarly, MBC’s entertainment show “Entertainment Section TV” was supposed to run an interview of the main cast from the filming location on April 29th, but that was ultimately cancelled too. Instead, only MBC’s “Feel Good Day” and “Entertainment Plus” conducted the interviews. However, MBC’s “Feel Good Day” is considered a liberal arts/cultural program and not a variety show.
Usually, entertainment shows will follow through with interviews at filming sets for dramas from their own company. Also, “Entertainment Section TV” had the “Ripley” interview in their schedule yet suddenly cancelled, drawing even more questions.
“Entertainment Section TV” attempted to discuss their reasoning for the cancellation, saying they were “flooded with things to broadcast,” but internal sources are saying that it was actually SM Entertainment “exercising their influence.” A variety show PD, who wished to remain anonymous, stated, “Why ask questions when you know everything? We also have to read between the lines and be aware of their intentions.”
Due to the ongoing lawsuit with SM Entertainment, Park Yoochun could barely appear on broadcasts when his previous drama, KBS’s “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” was airing. He ultimately appeared on some news shows, but still can not overcome the barrier that is blocking him from variety shows.*
*Note: Korean broadcast stations have three major departments: News, Variety and Music. Each department is rather separate from each other and have their own ability to make decisions.
Source: Nocut News via koreaboo