Jeju Island’s race to become one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World has met an unexpected pitstop.
With the cancellation of popular group JYJ’s upcoming performance creating an uproar amongst domestic and international fans, New 7 Wonders, the sponsors of the 7 Natural Wonders poll, has stepped in.
On the 17th, the New 7 Wonders Foundation posted a tweet on their official Twitter account to Jeju Island and KBS that said, ‘Time to kiss and make up!’
This was then followed by the foundation following Kim Jaejoong’s Twitter account and saying ‘That is the right spirit!’
After receiving the cancellation notification on the 16th, Kim Jaejoong showed his affection for Jeju Island on his Twitter as he said, “If there are going to be obstacles blocking us from promoting our nation’s natural wonder, then this time, I’ll just promote it alone.”
When news of the cancellation came out, it became a hot topic immediately, with the keywords ‘JYJ Cancellation’, ‘Broadcast cancellation’, ‘Appearance cancellation’ shot up on the searchboxes of popular sites.
Though the current situation is pouring oil over the fire between a broadcasting company and an agency, and between an agency and an agency, it is also causing worry that it will negatively affect Jeju Island’s chances of becoming one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.
The homepage of Jeju Island’s local government was flooded on the 17th and 18th by JYJ fans and netizens, demanding that Jeju Island take responsibility of the matter.
One netizen said, “I booked a hotel to watch JYJ perform in Jeju, so who’s going to compensate me for my losses? I never want to see the words ’7 Natural Wonders of the World’ and ‘Jeju Island’ ever again.”
Another netizen showed their criticism by stating, “To tell you the truth, I only voted for Jeju Island because of JYJ. Jeju Island’s done nothing but use JYJ to get more votes.”
Source: [sisa Jeju]
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