On Oct. 19, KBS announced through its website that JYJ is still not allowed to perform or promote on “Music Bank.”
“Entertainers who are in litigations can effect the results of the lawsuits if they appear on TV. We will watch the development of the events and then we will decide about their appearances,” KBS said in a statement.
In response to this, C-JeS entertainment, JYJ’s agency, said, “We feel sorry that KBS didn’t keep their promise to the public. As we said before, JYJ is in litigation about their unfair contracts but the court ruled that JYJ should be guaranteed entertainment activities. KBS should present proof about their fair judgement of appearance to all the entertainers. We think if KBS respects the court’s judgement, they should follow ruling.”
Earlier this year, KBS officially stated that JYJ were not allowed to appear on “Music Bank” because they had not officially released an album, but assured viewers that, “If they release their album, they will enter the charts.”
“IN HEAVEN“, JYJ’s first Korean studio album, was released last September and has since sold over 350,000 copies, topping both Hanteo and Gaon charts. The trio just wrapped up the “JYJ UNFORGETTABLE LIVE CONCERT IN JAPAN 2011“, performing to over 80,000 fans over the span of two days. They are preparing for a series of concerts in Europe, which will bring them to Spain and Germany. Despite all this, JYJ has not been able to appear on any “Music Bank” episodes and none of their songs have made it to the show’s “K-Chart” rankings.