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