Monday, December 3, 2012

JGeeks and TVNZ should be up for Fraud?















I don't follow pop culture, and it would seem this
was kept very very quiet by TVNZ and the boy group
Jgeeks.

Recently New Zealand just had our version of New Zealand's
got talent, it was billed as people who were unknown getting
their break in the industry.

The winner was Clara Van Wel, she deserved it, the pint
size singer/songwriter had New Zealand in tears with her
beautiful song.

In fourth place was Jgeeks, a boy band come dance group,
come comedians.

Throughout the series they were billed as unknowns.

But that couldnt be further from the truth.

In the past three years, according to "throng"
they have received nearly $40 thousand dollars
in funding from NZ on air, they've had a youtube
video with five million hits, they have been in talks
with tv3 for 18 months for a show, and have numerous
appearances thruout the country.

Yet the  general public wasn't told this, their fanbase
obviously knew.

The contract for the contestants clearly stated, they
had to let the producers know if they had any
previous funding, I'm guessing they did, but TVNZ
turned a blind eye.

I wasn't going to do this post, but after all the racist
hatred the fans of Jgeeks did towards, Clara on
facebook and twitter, I thought it would be best
to get the truth out there.

Here's hoping the media will report on this, so
it doesn't happen again.

Time will tell.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Um shut up.. they never received funding? and it they made the show 200 times better because they are full of talent. J geeks were on youtube previous to the competition sure, but youtube wasnt paying them? They most certainly werent classified as professionals. And why the hell should they be sued? They didnt even get top 3 which is ridiculous considering so many people voted for them and the whole duration of the competition they were picked as the favourites.. funny how the top 3 acts were all singers huh? And how the singers all had that song to sing together, seems a bit sussed to me? The whole competition seems sussed and it seems totally ridiculous they didnt even get top 3. So shut up with you're stupid "j Geeks should be up for fraud" when maybe its the people who rigged the fricken show that should be.

Brett Dale said...

Actually they received NZ on Air money for a video they did a few years ago.

This wasnt made known to the public.

Its one of the sinister things reality tv does.

Sorry for the late reply, Ive been out of the country.