Fans of group Dong Bang Shin Ki are fuming with anger. The first hearing for the 3 Dong Bang Shin Ki members Xiah JunSu, Micky YooChun and Hero JaeJoong on their lawsuit against SM Entertainment to retract the exclusive belonging contract effects will be held on 21st August.
And a fan who operates Dong Bang Shin Ki fan community site DSite submitted a petition signed by 120K people opposing SM’s ‘Unjust contract’ on 20th August at the Seoul Central Court.
The petition, consisting of 12 books, contains the signature of 121,073 fans from offline and online, and it also includes the activity schedule of Dong Bang Shin Ki from when they debuted in 2003 all the way to 2009.
Meanwhile, the group’s fans also posted up advertisements on newspaper about the case:
“What is your work environment like?
1. You must work for at least 13 years
2. You must work 7 days a week of every month of every year
3. Someone else is in charge of your entire income. It is impossible to negotiate on your income
4. All of your schedules and business aims are handled by your office
5. If you do not work for 13 years, you must pay hundreds of billions of Won in compensation
6. If you cannot work for a time due to personal reasons, the term of your contract is lengthened
*At the bottom, flipped upside down*
1~2 Y: You are in no danger. Earn a lot of money
3~5 Y: You may want to consider changing jobs
6 Y: You are TVXQ.
They are worn out emotionally and physically because they have been doing anything and everything their agency has been telling them to do for the past five years.
They have asked numerous times for a re-evaluation and revision of their unlawful contract, but their agency does not listen to their pleas.
The term for TVXQ’s exclusive contract is 13 years.
If they decide to cancel their contract during that time, they must pay thrice the amount of investments, and twice the amount of money they would have earned during the entire term of the contract for compensation.
This applies even when the contract is canceled after negotiations with the agency.
-Clause 2 Sub clause 1, Clause 11 Sub clause 2, 3 of TVXQ’s contract
This is the reality that TVXQ faces.
All they want to do is fix it. ”
Source: DNBN, kbites
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