so I guess I am gonna do an update that is not centered around my Mongol boy (haha maybe soon!) but around another topic...
Jaebum! :( How on earth did this happen? He was supposed to be back around this time! All us fans were anticipating since September. There was press conference announced and all of us were filled with anxiety wondering what was going to happen. Was Jaebum going to be there? Were they going to tell when and how exactly he would be returning or would they keep us guessing?
:( Then a few days before the conference they dropped the bombshell. Jaebum will not be returning! His contract has been voided and he is gone from 2pm and JYPE FOREVER! When i initially read the statement released by JYPE I could not even understand it. The explanation made absolutely no sense at all! He committed some "social error" and informed JYP on the 22nd of December. The boys were told the first week of January and decided to let him go then? WTF??? The time line and situation made no sense! I was praying and hoping deep down it was just some mistranslation or mix up of information. Or maybe JYP was playin' GOTCHA! for the press conference when he'd bring Jaebum back from behind a curtain to unveil him to the adoring fans!
really! Something was not right! So even though the news itself was devastating I was refusing to take it too seriously. Then the day of conference came. I was following as many updates and fan accounts as I possibly could. All of which i was taking with a grain of salt until i read 2oneday's twitter with live updates. Some of the girls from the site had actually traveled to Korea to attend the press conference and I knew them, if anyone, were going to remain level headed and give us factual information if they could. And what I read from their updates and twitter I could not believe... Junho saying he hated Jaebum... ehh no big surprise! Chansung asking what the hell is wrong with Jaebum.. well he's young and impressionable so maybe I can understand BUT Taecyeon saying that fans didn't defend Jaebum, that Jaebum leads a dirty lifestyle... WTF??? Aren't Taecyeon and Jaebum really close? Where is this coming from? I was convinced at that point this whole ordeal was a joke!! haha those boys would never drag Jaebum's name through the mud in front of fans! They are his friends! His dongsaengs! They are professionals! They are taught how to carry themselves in such a situation! How can they publicly act this way?! Hahaha NO WORRIES! While everyone is getting their panties in a bunch i can just sit back and relax because I know it's a joke! A well orchestrated over the top PRACTICAL JOKE!!!! HAHAHA oh JYP you are so good!!! You really know how to get the fans worked up so that when Jaebum comes back they will be more shocked than ever! and you 2pm boys! wow great acting! you play along so well and act so sincere and this whole time you know exactly how this is going down!!! xD ahh I was so sure this was a set up for something so mind blowing... I bet they will bring him back April 1st and be all JAJJANG!!!! the boys will be like, ~"had you going didn't we???"
But as time passed and more and more fan accounts and audio clips trickled in it became more apparent that my assumption (or delusional wishful thinking) was incredibly wrong. The boys were serious! They were hurtful and worst of all it wasn't a joke! It was really them and their feelings and their own words *deep sigh* How could this be? How could they turn on their Leadja??
I'll start off with my thoughts on the JUN brothers (junho and junsu)
First of all Junsu didn't seem to say much at the press conference. Which is pretty smart of him! I knew deep down he was probably relieved that Jaebum left. He is obviously a ham, the way he always wore those bedazzled masks on stage and wags his finger and puts on the -I masturbate looking in the mirror- face every chance he gets.
He wants the stage for himself... and 1 less boy in the group is 1 less boy stealing the spotlight from him- Esp a boy as popular, charismatic, beloved as Jaebum. I don't think it's anything deeply personal against Jaebum, but he's a shallow selfish bimbo famewhore bitch in that way! Is it ever personal?
and then there's Junho. The least surprising turncoat of all. He's a sadistic devious asshole. I can just tell by that look on his face. Another famewhore who's experiencing a drought in the charisma department and always appeared to be jealous of Jaebum. I knew that when Jaebum left in September he was secretly happy and never wanted him to return. So when this supposed -social error- was found out he couldn't have been any more happy to turn his back on Jay and use it as a valid reason to argue for Jaebum's permanent departure. During the press conference he couldn't have been more thrilled to badmouth Jay. He had to keep repeating how much he HATED Jay and how we all would HATE him too if we knew of this UNSPEAKABLE DEED! Of course he will never say what he did so we can judge for ourselves how we actually feel towards Jay but that didn't keep him from assuring us how we would feel. Then his fake tears came and a -whoa is me- spiel, and all I can say is that this boy is really pathetic! He tries to be a manipulator but he still needs to work on it because only the most gullible(iHottests) are buying the act!
[yeah that's really apparent. Rain has a heart ¬¬]
Chansung, can't really speak much for him. I guess he was also rude to fans and talked bad about Jay and appeared to be angry at him. I will excuse him because he's young, seems a bit irritable to begin with (he does look like Mr. Burns illegitimate Korean son-
so it figures!), and I bet Junsu and Junho were in his ear the whole time. But whatever, no one really cares about what he has to say anyways so I am not holding it against him.
And the biggest disappointment of all, TAECYEON!! Taecyeon always seemed so sweet, shy, innocent, caring boy... Him and Jay seemed pretty close so to see him be so quick to point the finger at Jay and the fans really broke my heart! How could he turn so easily? I know Taec seems a bit sheltered and churchy so perhaps he doesn't know how the real world works yet, but how could whatever Jay did be so bad that Taecyeon would become someone no one recognized? I know, once again, Junsu and JUNHO (esp) were probably working their magic on him. Convincing him what Jay did was unforgivable and maybe Taec has been feeling frustrated with the situation and fans that it didn't take much to break him. Whatever happened to Taec is so unfortunate to have unfolded publicly in this way. Fans were so critical of the ways members of 2pm handled themselves at this press conference, Taec in particular, that JYPE actually apologized on their behalf and said they would behave better towards the fans in the future... *sigh*
So then there's KHUN and Wooyoung
I don't know what impression others have. Many say Khun is the only one still on Jay's side. And I believe Khun is... and he seems to have the best attitude of all. He can't change the situation so why get caught up in it? He has to go along with what the company decides while remaining on good terms with Jay. He seems pretty relaxed, but talked as if he was sensitive to fans' frustrations. So i think fans are least critical of him and for good reason. But i also feel that Wooyoung's heart is in the right place. This poor boy seems truly conflicted. When he was speaking at the conference I could sense the sincerity in his words. He talked for a long time because it seemed so important to him that he convey his true feelings. More so than even Khun or any member in the band he seems to be the most hurt by the situation. I could sense his love for Jay, his caring for the fans, and his frustration with the whole situation. He seems to be moving on because what else can he do? Everyone's mind is decided, why be the odd man out? For some reason fans are not sympathetic to him and feel he also turned on Jay. That is not the case. After all this went down I think Wooyoung is my favorite of all. He is the most loyal of all. Not just to Jay but to all the group, and the fans. He wants to be on good terms with everyone. <3 Wooyoung when I attend the Korean Music Festival this May I will be holding a sign for you! You deserve it the most!
So after this whole ordeal all I can say is WHAT A WASTE!
Boy spends years in Korea, by himself, away from his family, away from his friends, away from the only life he's ever known, unable to communicate just to have it all thrown away after 1 year... *sigh* what a waste JYP!!! I don't blame any of the boys for how this situation turned out because when all is said and done the boys don't make the business decisions, the company does. The boys have no actual power in this regard, so if they didn't want Jay back and the company said- he's coming back whether you like it not... Junho and Junsu would have been deduced to pouting in a corner. With a word from JYP, Jay would have been back.
JYP is no where near as good of a businessman as I thought...
such a shame...
Well not all is lost! Jaebum's dance crew will be auditioning for ABDC... what a way to redeem himself and a way for desperate fans to finally show their support for Jay! ~Actually the day he left in September all i could think is, "Well I hope at the very least I get to see him on America's Best Dance Crew!" haha maybe my dream will come true?
And since his contract with JYPE is void maybe he can sign with another company that will actually appreciate a wonderful boy like himself and not let him slip through their fingers so easily!
All the best to Jay, and the best to the 2 boys who didn't turn their backs on him! Love you 3!