(Trans.) From JOB No.78737: Mr.fumi's letter to Dir. Kim Jonghak nim
Mr. fumi put several postings on JOB abt. YJ's injury.
This is one of them. (fumi-san, i transed this w/o ur permisson. pls contact
if you mind, I'll delute. m(..)m
From JOB: Mr.fumi’s letter to Director Kim Jonghak nim
Title: Please read, Dir. Kim Jonghak nim!
(First of all, to everyone : If it turns out to be all okay with Yongjoon’s health and he gets well after all, I don’t care if you say anything to me or about me. This time I want to do what I can do as a member of YJ family. My thought may be wrong, but if Yongjoon’s body has no more problem at all, let my matter be to anywhere. It is a matter of course.)
Dear Kim Jonghak nim, this is a letter to you. It’s a bit strange, isn’t it? I, a Korean, am asking you on this board of JOB.
I am not sure you know it or not, but I am a man of Bae Yongjoon’s family by HN fumi who is known to YJ’s world family. I am a middle-aged man, a little younger than you. My wife had been a staff of MBC since 1980’s (though she doesn’t work at present), and she had a number of chances to work with you. When you worked for MBC, I met you several times. Well, it was already some time before woori Bae Yongjoon made his debut.
I know you read neither HP nor e-mails. I heard one of your old friends who is now in U.S.A. says he cannot contact you. Therefore, I think if I write to you here in JOB, I might be able to reach you.
What I want to ask you now is please postpone your shootings for only 10 days. Otherwise, I would like you to curtail Yongjoon’s scenes as much as possible, and to try to use his stunt man as often as possible. ---In anyway, I want to ask you to take top priority to and think about the actor Bae Yongjoon’s physical condition and health.
As for the accident this time, there was a cause in little rehearsal and insufficient safe measures to be taken. I well know it was not your responsibility. As you know, there heard many voices which want the filming to be postponed.
If it should be 100% guaranteed that woori Yongjoon will never have aftereffects of this injury, it would be okay if you continue shooting. If so, Yongjoon has to endure his pains, but if thus it can be guaranteed 100% that he will have no aftereffects, it might be another story woori Yongjoon family could barely endure. It is a kind of judgment which professional doctors should do, isn’t it?
In case Kim Jonghak nim, you continue shooting under your judgment, and if there is any possibility of aftereffects left, even if a little, you should postpone the shooting and should do all the judgments primarily on the physical condition of woori Yongjoon who is an essential existence for our Korea.
Whatever conclusion you may come to, by giving the first priority to Yongjoon’s physical condition, Yongjoon fans all over the world will support you positively enough. I think, under these various conditions, it will be better for you to suspend the shooting for a little while, or to create circumstances for Yongjoon to have a good rest, so as to reconsider the further formation of TWSSG. In case you postpone the regular broadcasts, you can offer various make-up programs such as extra version, highlights, TWSSG special, etc. And if you tell them to, MBC will understand it. Please do not entrust this judgment to Yongjoon. As far as his physical condition is concerned, do not believe what he says. I think Yongjoon is considerably ill-conditioned.
Bae Yongjoon is an important person, far more times important than TWSSG. Not only for the global Yongjoon family, but also for Korea, Yongjoon himself is far more important than TWSSG. Anyway, there is a little more shooting left, but in the final judgment, you should take top priority to Yongjoon’s health, and you should decide yourself. I think you yourself should judge everything of Yongjoon’s physical conditions, and his future health.
If you judge any alterations of program formation based on top priority to Yongjoon’s physical condition, our world Yongjoon’s fans will powerfully support you. In case you continue shooting, please be sure to confirm there will be no aftereffects. If there is no aftereffect leftt, it will be barely okay. Please never fail to make it sure. I would like to ask you for it, again. It is a principle for the broadcast industry to protect actors’ health. I am afraid to say that this principle hasn’t been made much of so far in Korea. Isn’t it your role to confirm such a principle? Under present circumstances, you should be able to persuade MBC. Please judge and decide by yourself in order to protect our Korean treasure. Whatever kind of judgment I will leave to you, but please make it sure that there will be no aftereffects left. I ask you for immediate judgment, please, and please again. Thank you in advance.