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[News] 091017 Campaign to Boycott All Products by SM Entertainment, Inc. Pt.2

Posted on: April 3, 2011

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As many of you know, the contract with which SM has bound TVXQ is an unconscionable “slave contract.” Under the contract, the members have virtually no rights. They have no right to know the specifics of the terms that they are subjected to. They have no right to argue for themselves their rightful compensations or the musical directions they want to pursue. They also have no right to refuse the work that SM assigns them, which leads to a grueling work pace that permits only a few days of rest per year. Most egregious of all, the members are stripped of their right to escape the contract by paying fair damages, although SM retains their right to terminate the contract at will.

In August of 2009, the members of TVXQ filed for an injunction to nullify this slave contract. SM retaliated by manipulating the press to spread malicious and false rumors about TVXQ. SM also showed its disregard for both the fans and TVXQ’s personal commitment to them by blocking TVXQ from participating in a long-waited Korean concert (SM Town Live ’09).

However, now that the legal battle has continued for a few weeks, SM has unashamedly turned to squeezing every dime out of TVXQ in order to hoard the money with which to fight the members in court. In contrast to the disregard it showed to TVXQ’s Korean fans, SM has hosted a concert in China since the filing of the injunction (Shanghai in October ’09) and plans to host another one soon (Shimcheon [I think they mean Shenzhen] in November ’09). SM has also created and begun to sell its merchandise in Japan. Additionally, SM has announced that it will release several new products that market TVXQ in the next few weeks.

(omit boycott that never happened)


source: dnbn (http://dnbn.pe.kr/bbs/zboard.php?id=db01&no=22202)
shared by: OneTVXQ.com + sharingyoochun@wordpress

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