The night of 9 December 2010, is believed to be a sleepless night for all ELF. Throughout the night, we debated, cried, felt sad & injustice. Eventually, we have to admit defeat, not to ourselves, but to something that exist at all times in this show business, the dark secret-rigging party.
Perhaps we were not present at the scene, but we demand to know why the sudden insertion of commercials, right at the beginning, when there were still performances? Looking back, it was a joke. Even if it is indeed rigging, at least the crew should be notified in advance? Why were all the screen shots prior to announcement of Daesang focusing solely on SJ? Actually all the lights were already focusing on Suju, Leeteuk was also preparing himself.Because the filming crew already knew that Daesang goes to SJ, but the news of last minute change in the winners of Daesang could not reach these filming crew, whom had to stay behind screen. When Daesang award was announced, everyone was stunned, technicians handling the lighting & others had to quickly switch their focus to SNSD. Many members cried, Leeteuk and Heechul, knowing that the Daesang award (rightfully SJ’s), had been forcefully taken away, could no longer hide their emotions, chose to absent from group photo, and left the live broadcast venue.
Those who watched GDA before know, that winners of Daesang award are usually congratulated by all presented. It was the case when 2AM won Digital Daesang, many artists congratulated them. Let’s see the reaction of the guests after the DISK Daesang was announced, they didn’t move towards the winner, but went to hug SJ, the hugs of courage, consolation and encouragement /support. Encore stage was meant for joyous celebration, but not this time. Not only were there
no mood of celebration, it was abruptly stopped. Cries of wrongful treatment can be heard in the event hall. GDA complain hotlines were swamped, expressing injustice.
It is history now, the hurt to SJ, to ELFs, had been inflicted. What we want now, is not Daesang award, as it has lost its meaning to us. We want justice to be served, we want an explanation.We do not ask for anything else, except for GDA to release all data of the award, especially our total album sales this year.
At the present moment, we have no means to connect to GDA’s associated sites, neither could we establish any contact. We could ask for the help of Korean ELFs, they are searching the title “Golden Disk” on NAVER, the topic came to top within an hour, however NAVER is now hacked as well. K-ELF can’t search anymore.
But what foreign ELFs can do, is to create a phenomenon. Twitter, is global, we can raise our grievance in Twitter, make it trend, so everyone in the world can see. Korean journalists will see them, so will GDA. We are only asking for the real data, the data that explains the whole year effort of ELFs. Judging from the current situation, we have Korean ELFs collecting evidence【http://sup3rjunior.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/sj-market-explains-everything-gda-not-legit/
】, Chinese ELFs making a pure gold trophy【http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kz=951576065】, and foreign ELFs giving pressure to GDA, requesting release of data. This can create the most powerful impact.
We hope the following content can be consistent, and uniformed, when we post on twitter. This is to ensure the topic can be trended. We seek corporation from everyone.
【 #GDA Please give us a satisfactory explanation, publish all data, don’t fool us, & return justice to #SUJU . From(Name)(Country) #ELF 】
Please do not forget to include your country of origin, the more countries we reflect, the bigger the impact, and the easier for others to take note.
Perhaps next year, there will only be a few people in SJ that will attend the award ceremonies; Perhaps next time, we won’t be able to fight the the dark secret-rigging party, no matter how much we try. But for us; 5 years, 4 albums, 3 asia tours. We don’t care about mini albums, nor do we care about glamorous costumes on stage. The only thing we care about is not able to hand over the big awards that they deserve after a year’s hard work.
However, we have already won. Winning on the words “Sorry” and “Thank you” by SJ and ELF. Won, because although the world has put all the dreams, hard work and hope crashing to the ground, Super Junior taught us, they taught us everytime, to thrive in the worse scenarios and never give up. We are the most important for them as they are for us. They know what we have been doing for them. And they feel hurt. When they know the result, it was our tears that they
may be more worried about, but we were equally, if not more hurt to see their tears. Please ask yourself, are there any other artists and fans out there that have this relationship? We are not artist and fans, but family, and we are close enough to give up our all for each other. SJ & ELF, no other.
This time, it was not only to give SJ justice, but for us too. The year’s work on group purchase, trial-listening, votes, and all other hard work, we will not conform to our hard work being thrown away! Even though it was demanding, there was no regret. Now looking back, it has been unforgettable. The despair will only increase our determination and unity. ELF, please take this operation seriously, so we can show the others we are not easily bullied! If we do not
get an answer, we will not stop our complaints to twitter. Clean twitter’s page every hour, and keep the topic on twitter for several days, until Golden Disk can give us the real data and appropriate answer. We want this effect to show the world we have been raped of our equity. ELF, are you ready?!
Translator:Yenny WIjaya&Jeslyn Ho&Anna-oj Naf
Editor:Michelle Fung&Michelle Li
Let’s Vote for SuperJunior !!!
2010 GOLDEN DISK AWARD - Asian Fan Voting