Modhaus releases statement claiming that ‘restrictive forces’ are preventing tripleS +(KR)ystal Eyes from appearing on music programs
A statement issued by Modhaus, the management label of the girl group tripleS, is creating a major buzz among K-Pop fans.
On May 5 KST, Modhaus abruptly announced via tripleS’s fan platform,
“Hello, this is Modhaus.
At a time when no moment should be spared in celebrating and enjoying the debut of +(KR)ystal Eyes, we apologize for causing so much concern to the fans, WAV.
We know very well that WAV are lashing out at us in frustration out of affection, not spite. We are carefully paying attention to your concerns with gratitude.
We would like to inform you of some issues that WAV must be curious about.
#Music program schedules
+(KR)ystal Eyes had initially planned to carry out active promotions on all music programs for approximately 3 weeks, just like the previous unit.
However, although +(KR)ystal Eyes just debuted this week, the unit has no more schedules planned this week other than their appearance on ‘M! Countdown’.
It is very difficult to just let out all of the details regarding this matter. To do so may be taken as a challenge toward certain figures or companies, or it might cause legal issues.
What we can cautiously say at the present moment is that due to individuals and forces who are taking restrictive measures against tripleS, any additional music program appearances are currently not guaranteed.
There is no excuse in the fact that as a small, start-up company, we lack any power in such matters.
However, the company is not so powerless that tripleS cannot earn a spot on music programs ordinarily, as shown in the group’s previous promotions, nor does the company have any internal reason to prevent +(KR)ystal Eyes from performing on music programs.
We would like to believe that these difficult times we are facing now will strengthen Modhaus and tripleS.
Modhaus and the management team will not halt our efforts so that +(KR)ystal Eyes can meet with as many audiences as possible.”
After reading Modhaus’s statement, some netizens have raised the speculations that BlockBerry Creative may be involved in the internal strife mentioned, or that the Korea Entertainment Management Association has stepped in order to restrict the broadcast activities of Modhaus artists on BlockBerry Creative’s behalf.
Earlier this year, it was reported that BlockBerry Creative intended on filing a request with the Korea Entertainment Management Association to prevent the broadcast appearances of former LOONA members HeeJin, Kim Lip, JinSoul, and Choerry.