Block B’s Park Kyung Accuses Certain Artists Of Chart Manipulation + His Agency Releases Apology
Park Kyung’s agency has spoken up after Park Kyung uploaded a tweet accusing certain artists of sajaegi (the manipulation of album sales numbers through bulk buying an album by an artist’s own agency).
On November 24, Park Kyung wrote on his personal Twitter account, “I want to do sajaegi like Vibe, like Song Ha Ye, like Lim Jae Hyun, like Jeon Sang Keun, like Jang Deok Cheol, and like Hwang In Wook ^^;;”
The tweet was later deleted, and KQ Entertainment released the following statement.
This is KQ Entertainment (Seven Seasons).
First, we relay our apologies to those whose names were mentioned in our agency artist Park Kyung’s tweet today.
Park Kyung was not intending to defame specific people, and he was speaking about the current situation of music charts. If his direct and rash method of expression caused discomfort to those involved, we ask for their kind understanding.
His statement was made based on the rumors that were spread across the music industry and without checking the facts. Though he was only posting his own thoughts on his Twitter account, we are apologetic that he mentioned specific names and caused discomfort to those who were mentioned, and we once again ask for their understanding.
Seven Seasons also announced that Park Kyung’s fan sign event that had been scheduled for the day was cancelled due to internal issues.