14/09 – [News] JYJ denies conflict with Taiwanese press
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Idol group JYJ strongly denied a local report that a conflict had broken out with the Taiwanese press during a conference on Thursday.
A Korean report stated that Taiwanese photographers and reporters declared a boycott against JYJ, with about 50 of them leaving the press conference. The agency, however, responded that the report was “exaggerated” and “misleading.”
“There may have been a slight misunderstanding in communication when the emcee asked that camera flashes not be used. Five to six photographers were displeased by his attitude and filed complaints, but came back to the press conference and proceeded with the interview,” an official of JYJ’s agency, C-JeS Entertainment, was quoted as saying.
– [JYJ3 Note: The exact translations of the MC was: “Friends of the press, I’d like to ask you to please not take pictures during the interview. In a bit, we will ask the 3 of them to remove the table so you can take pictures to your hearts content.” (via @ohmyjunsu)] –
“JYJ actively participated in the interview despite the unexpected situation, and held poses for the photographers,” the agency added.
JYJ is currently participating in its world tour “The Return of the King,” and held concert in Taiwan on last Thursday.
[NEWS] C-JeS Clears Up Misunderstanding Regarding JYJ Press Boycott in Taiwan
C-JeS Entertainment explained the details concerning the recent Taiwanese press boycott on JYJ.
On September 12, one news outlet stated, citing a local news platform, that on September 11, the press boycotted JYJ′s press conference in Taipei, Taiwan.
During a phone call with Newsen on September 12, C-JeS Entertainment stated, “It is true that there was an issue with a hasty statement made by the Taiwanese emcee hired by the local promoter. However, the issue has been smoothly resolved and and wrapped up well.”
According to the agency, during the Q&A time with JYJ, the emcee stated, “Please don′t take pictures during the interview since the flash is too bright and hurts [JYJ′s] eyes.” About 6 to 7 photographers left the room, boycotting the event and saying they cannot work like this.
However, the emcee apologized for making a hasty comment and asked the photographers to continue with the photo time, and the photo time took place smoothly according to the agency rep. The rep also revealed that the report that stated around 50 reporters boycotted the press conference was false.
Meanwhile, JYJ continued its Asia tour in Taiwan at the Taipei world Trade Center on September 11.