Fans of JYJ Junsu have raised their voices in protest, after the April 26 broadcast of KBS 2TV “Gag Concert” censored the singer’s name. “Thinking of his [current] stage name, we only censored out ‘XIA,’” said the producer of the show.
In the skit, comedian Park Sung Ho says, “When male celebrities play soccer Minho is manly, XIA Junsu is cool, and Lee Duk Hwa is…,” where “XIA” is noticeably muted.
Fans responded in the show’s online community: “To both the singer and fans, this is offensive!!! You need to apologize,” “It’s not like XIA Junsu is a criminal,” “What exactly did he do so wrong that you need to censor his name? I don’t understand.”