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Mayor takes action for Kim Jun-su’s exclusion at ‘Seoul Music Awards’

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Updated : January 28 2016

The mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon, gave an update on Wednesday about the recent incident at “The 25th Seoul Music Awards”.

Kpop group JYJ‘s Jun-su was excluded from the awards ceremony on Jan 14, despite the fact that he was voted the most popular celebrity on the event’s official website.

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(C-jes Entertainment)

Fans were enraged when the program did not even mention the most popular celebrity award.

The incident went viral online, with many of Kim’s fans asking for a clarification.

Some even filed complaints to the mayor as the awards ceremony is financially supported by the city. Park had asked for a response from the officials of “The Seoul Music Awards”.

In a recent announcement on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, he wrote, “The Seoul Music Awards is denying that exclusion was on purpose, insisting that it was a mistake. However, we do not accept this as a reasonable argument.”

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(Park Won-soon's Official Twitter Account)

He also took a firm stance on the matter by saying, “The Seoul city government will halt its funding of the awards ceremony if the problem re-emerges ever again.”

Park promised both JYJ and their fans that such incidents will not happen again in the future.

He also acknowledged that his promise may not be enough to satisfy fans fully and said that he would take the side of JYJ members and their fans if necessary.

By Kim Ji-young (christinekim@heraldcorp.com)

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