it’s okay! it happened really fast, so it’s like that, and z:ea isn’t that well known, so information is slow traveling.
z:ea’s leader, lee hoo ( formerly moon junyoung ) got on twitter the other night and put his whole company-mainly the ceo, on blast. he basically called out the ceo for mistreating him and his members ( ze:a is a nine member group ) and demanded change. if he didn’t get any change, he was gonna tell the whole world what kind of bullshit the company has been doing to him and his group mates. from what he said, it was pretty bad. their contract pay was 70-30, meaning that the company got 70% profit of whatever the boys made, and the boys got 30%-and that’s for all nine of them. he also said how when he hurt his leg, and was out of work for a while, the company did not pay him a cent, and he was made to cover up the reason for his injury ( which was pretty bad ) with a bullshit excuse. he also confided that not only was he hit by the ceo, but he was also very suicidal and depressed in his situation. there was even a point where i think both fans and the group wondered if ze:a was going to disband altogether.
star empire is already a shitty company. if you watch the nine muses documentary, you’ll know. sera was slapped, the group members were found to be very depressed, and sera said she didn’t even feel like she was being treated as a human being. six girls have left nine muses from debut up until this point. they’ve barely been together four years and six people have left. the last three girls that left-lee sem, eunji, sera, pretty much left one after the other in less than the span of a year.
so basically after blasting the company name to bits, he was called in to talk about it and ended up taking control of star empire, and flipping his whole group’s contract pay from 70-30, to 30-70 ( the group gets 70% of what they make, the company gets 30%). he says to expect changes, and implores companies to treat their artists better-if not then he’ll begin to take action again. this was basically a last resort because he was very desperate and wasn’t getting the results he wanted. as it is, ze:a isn’t known that much even though the group is pretty decent as a whole.
all of this happened in less than two days, making lee hoo the most badass leader-and also showing how much he loves his job and his members, to go this far without knowing the outcome. he and every group in that company has come out better.
on another note….eerily, right before he put his company on blast, a report was released detailing how trainees of a certain company were sexually abused-among other disgusting things.what company it is, we don’t know. if it was star empire, we don’t know. if it was this that spurred lee hoo to take action, we don’t know. just keep in mind that kpop isn’t as squeaky clean as it looks.
We need a fic of the surprise party where jonghyun goes in first and pins kibum to the couch or something and kibums all like ‘aw yeah bday sex’ and then when he thinks they’re going to make out jonghyun just turns his head and is like ‘ok guys bring the cake’ and then they smash his face omg
Due to Jonghyun’s current schedule and with the upcoming tour for SHINee, Jonghyun wont be DJ for Blue Night until Oct 5. I also wont be posting any translations unless the translators do, because they mainly translate for Jonghyun. I do apologize and i will miss hearing my favorite DJ in the morning but that doesn’t mean you cant still listen to the broadcasts of course!
And if you miss Jonghyuns voice that much there are uploads of his previous broadcasts here!
- Admin K