The National Para Games Group has posted an apology on their website to apologize to JYJ‘s Junsuand his fans.
On October 8th, Junsu was set to perform as the finale stage at the opening of the 32nd National Para Games – Gyeonggi Province. However, many fans had problems with Junsu’s final stage, starting from the lighting of the stage up to the way his stage was left out of the broadcast. It is said the cameras were packed up before Junsu appeared on stage and thus, Junsu’s portion took place after the filming had wrapped up. To answer the fans’ rising anger, presumably, the chief officer of the National Para Games uploaded the following apology and tried to clear up some of the misunderstandings.
I’m very sorry.
As the chief officer, I apologize to everyone for not handling the 32nd National Para Games’ opening ceremony on October 8th with ease, causing concerns in delay and order maintenance.
Also, I apologize to Kim Junsu (XIA) and all the fans that came from all over the world early in the morning.
I will reflect on this and make sure nothing like this ever happens again.
I will give you an explanation pertaining to JYJ’s Kim Junsu (XIA).Unaffiliated with the radio broadcasting, from the beginning we chose Kim Junsu (XIA) as the artist that would decorate the ending (finale) stage because he is popular and famous, we directly recruited him from his label C-JES. His label C-JES made a difficult decision in letting him appear even though there was short notice before the event because the Para Games was a meaningful event.
During the recruitment process, we recruited JYJ’s Kim Junsu (XIA) from his label CJES through various steps in event planning. During the recruitment process, we confirmed his attendance by sending him information on the meaning and purpose of the Games, as well as the event schedule, and came to a mutual agreement. Also, we reached an adequate agreement about the opening program while we were discussing his recruitment. Two days before the concert, we received his performance music to heighten the quality of the performance. We set up the spotlight memory settings and VJ video separately, and took the lighting, sound, camera, and all other systems to the finale stage.
On introducing Kim Junsu (XIA), the label agreed two days prior to the event that following the live broadcast, Kim Junsu (XIA) would be introduced after the closing ment live radio broadcast, and Kim Chang Ryul would introduce him as the broadcast MC. Before Kim Junsu’s final stage, the contents were agreed with the label on the point of when he would appear on the stage.
On the promotional items, his recruitment was not confirmed until there was only a short period of time left before the event, so his name was not included in the original promotional material. However, later promotional material and cards were created with his inclusion. After the conclusion of the after-meal event, after the departure of the main guests, there were many empty seats remaining, causing a bit of chaos. I apologize for not thinking that such a situation could occur, and apologize for causing discomfort to the guests. I have warned the security team to sincerely apologize to the CEO. I believe that the camera cleaning scenes that some guests saw was because the KBS team moved their cameras after the main event (KBS only filmed the main event). The celebratory event was filmed by us, and I will tell you that we did not miss any footage up to the very end, including Kim Junsu (XIA).
However, I apologize again for not giving detailed information on the entire situation. You may corroborate this information with the C-JES label. I thank C-JES and Kim Junsu (XIA) for attending the Para Games with meaning and interest even with their busy schedules, and I am very sorry to have caused a disturbance to everyone who participated in the event.
However, the apology seemed to anger fans even more. Many fans wondered if the apology was really from the head officer, as it was uploaded onto a free board where anyone could write, and also could easily get lost. Some fans even pointed out that C-JES was not a label, but an agency, and demanded a more proper apology. Many international fans flocked to the website in support of Junsu as well.
[Full Text] National Para Games Organizers Issues Apology Over JYJ’s Kim Junsu Apparent Shunning
After controversy erupted over JYJ Kim Junsu’s alleged treatment at the 32nd National Para Games, its organizers have issued a formal apology and explanation for not only the incident involving Kim Junsu but some of the complaints raised against the entire event′s progression.
The translated statement in full can be read below:
We deeply apologize.
We were unable to oversee the smooth progression of the opening ceremony of the 32nd National Para Games on October 8, which caused a lot of concern over time and maintenance and for this, as organizers of the event, we would like to say we are truly sorry.
Also, in addition to Kim Junsu (Xia), we would like to apologize once more for the fans from all over who came even from the morning for this event.
We will ensure that such an incident never occurs again.
The following is a response we would like to give to JYJ Kim Junsu (Xia).
Regardless of any relations with radio or public broadcasting, we had long deliberated on the final ending (finale) artist who showed both popularity and fame which was why we directly contacted C-Jes to request for Kim Junsu, after deciding on Kim Junsu, and C-Jes Entertainment also made a difficult decision but agreed to send Kim Junsu for the meaningful event for the disabled.
During the recruiting process we were also planning with other agencies and companies, in addition to JYJ’s Kim Junsu and C-Jes, for this event and came to settle on a full schedule for the opening ceremony after discussions with all parties.
Additionally, after fully concluding recruiting negotiations, we received the performance MRs two days before the event and to ensure a high quality performance, we carefully planned the lighting memory setting, VJ video separately and oversaw all the lighting, audio, camera and all the system for the finale stage.
As for Kim Junsu being introduced after the ending of the broadcast, we discussed this and both sides came to an agreement that following the radio broadcast’s recording and after the closing words, Kim Junsu would be introduced by Kim Chang Ryul and we proceeded as such after reaching an agreement with [C-Jes] on how and when Kim Junsu would emerge.
As for the marketing material, [Kim Junsu] agreed to perform just a few days before the day of the event which was why he was absent from the initial printing and why we later rushed to print out additional marketing material and plank cards with him included in it.
And regarding the guests leaving after the event’s conclusion and the order becoming disorderly, we were unable to think to that extent and we apologize for those that came first.
We have issued an apology to the CEO of the security guard agency.
And on the cameras packing up, which a few of the event’s guests saw, the supervising broadcast station, KBS, left after the official end of the event (KBS only records the official events).
The congratulatory events are all fully recorded by us and so we would like to ensure everyone that, in addition to Kim Junsu, not a scene from the event has been lost until its very end.
However, we would like to apologize once more for not having given a detailed explanation to everyone and you may confirm all of this with C-Jes.
We would like to thank Kim Junsu, who came on behalf and for the interest of the disabled, and C-Jes Entertainment and we, as the ultimate organizers responsible for the event, would like to apologize to everyone for giving any discomfort.
From, Gyeonggi-do National Para Games Support Team.”