Korean Netizens Respond to Kim Jae-joong’s Statement on Celebrities’ Pay Gap Between Korea and Japan

A video of Kim Jae-joong’s appearance on a Japanese program was shared by a netizen on theqoo, causing a lot of interest among netizens.

In the video, a female broadcaster from Japan asked Kim Jae-joong, “This question may come across as impolite, but are the appearance fees for entertainment programs in Korea and Japan different?”Kim Jae-joong replied, “Even for programs produced by the same person, there is a difference. The cost of hiring staff also varies.”

Kim Jae Joong
Kim Jae Joong

The female broadcaster inquired, “Is it more lucrative in Korea?”to which Kim Jae-joong responded, “Yes, it is. Appearance fees for dramas, movies, entertainment programs, and commercials are all significantly higher in Korea.”He further shocked all the panelists of the program by revealing, “In fact, it’s about 9 times higher in Korea.”

Fellow internet users also left their thoughts and opinions in the comment section of the video.

“It is a known fact that appearance fees in Korea are disproportionately high compared to the size of the economy. This is evident in the exorbitant amounts paid for celebrities’ appearances and advertising expenses, which ultimately reflect in consumer prices. This trend is prevalent in both the celebrity and YouTube industry, making it a rather peculiar situation.”

Japanese companies, similar to normal companies, are known for paying low salaries. For instance, a large company may have subsidiaries in both Korea and Japan, but the salaries for the Korean team are considerably lower than those for our team.

– This explains why there has been an increase in the number of Japanese people visiting Korea recently.

As the amount of content you receive increases, so does its quality. This is a reflection of the market’s value.

– There’s no reason for Chinese and Japanese to come to Korea without purpose.

– 9 times? That seems very high.

– However, isn’t the quality not the same?

– Incredible. What a sincere response. Jae-joong is truly a seasoned star. That’s fascinating.

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