SM Entertainment has again showed that it was out to completely destroy TVXQ members Youngwoong Jaejoong, Xiah Junsu and Micky Yoochun when it issued an angry statement regarding the trio’s appearance in the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA).
Instead of congratulating TVXQ, SM instead denounced the three for accepting the award.
This is from Tohosomnia.net:
TVXQ’s YoungWoong Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu, who are locked in an exclusive contract lawsuit with their agency, attended the ‘2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards’ at the Seoul, Jamshil Indoor Gymnasium and received the Best Asia Star Award.
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To be exact, these three members of TVXQ accepted the award on behalf of all five members who received the award for their activities in countries around Asia.
With regards to this, agency SM Entertainment stated, “The three members of TVXQ had no right to receive the award on behalf of TVXQ.”
They also said, “If Mnet was planning on giving an award to TVXQ, they should have contacted SM Entertainment for a replacement receiver but instead they invited only the three members and gave them the award. This is unacceptable.”
A representative of Mnet stated, “We invited all five members of TVXQ to receive the award. However, two members did not respond, and the three other members came to receive the award,” and “There were no problems with the receiving of the award as the three members even talked of the two members who could not attend in their acceptance speech.”
Here’s from onetvxq.com
TVXQ members Youngwoong Jaejoong, Xiah Junsu and Micky Yoochun showed up at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) as promised and delivered a very heartwarming acceptance speech.
On the 21st, TVXQ was awarded the “Best Representative for Asia” award.
Xiah Junsu stated:
“It’s been a long time. It’s an honor just to be able to attend such a huge event, but being able to receive an award, thank you so much. This award is not for one single member, but because all 5 members have put forth so much effort we are able to receive it. Thank you so much to all of our fans in Asia for allowing us to receive such a huge award.”
Micky Yoochun stated:
“I think this is the first time I’ve wanted to sing so badly. After becoming a singer, I was able to meet such great members, that’s why I think we are able to be here. We will work even harder to expand beyond Asia. We hope for even more support than now.”
Youngwoong Jaejoong stated:
“I can’t be happier because this award is coming directly from the fans of Asia. To our fans who are watching and possibly our two friends who are watching, I wanted to say that I love you.”
Although Changmin and Yunho were unable to attend due to SM Entertainment’s boycott of the MAMA’s, all three members, especially Jaejoong made it clear that TVXQ is still as close as ever.
Just a rough description of what happened, esp since I don’t understand Korean
At 9pm Seoul time, MAMA broadcasted a video of DBSK in Asia, followed by the award “best representative for asia”. The crowd obviously went crazy. Jaechunsu wearing grey suits with black shirts entered from stage left (i.e. they were not sitting with the other singers/contestants). Junsu started his speech, being very cautious with words, and hiding his usual wide silly grin. Next was Yoochun. Jaejoong went last, as soon as he started speaking, his voice trembled and he tried to stop himself from tearing. But in the end, he could not hold back the tears esp when he said “to my two friends who may be watching this on tv right now, saranghae” …
whenever the three mentioned the word “members”, the crowd cheered. After the trio left the stage, the fans cheered Miduhyo (i think).