[news] JYP releases a statement

I have received much shock from what Jaebum wrote 4 years ago to his friend. Could it have been another celebrity, I myself would have felt much anger, resentment, and abandonment at his words. But I have known Jaebum for so long that those words are not surprising to me.

I already knew Jaebum was that kind of child.

When Jaebum first came to Korea 4 years ago, he was very rebellious and out of line. He laughed at Korea and belittled his fellow trainees, even going so far as to see me as ‘easy.’ I believe he thought that being a Korean celebrity was something to laugh at. He was a boy that wanted to b-boy in the streets. He fought with company employees, his dance instructors, and made threatening statements.

At times, he even said that he did not like JYP Ent., and would name another rival company, wishing to be sent there instead.

But what made us surprised even more was that when asked whether he had the guts to succeed, he said “We could succeed if we don’t receive JYP’s music.”

At this point, employees wondered why we were keeping such a rebellious boy.

This is why his words 4 years ago are not suprising.

Then why would we keep such a kid?

I love rebellious children. Rather than children that are nice up front but are calculating and evil behind my back, I love children that are rebellious up to my face. I loved the fact that he showed his emotions straight up. It gave me hope. Who would have the guts to utter such words to my face? To say that his failure depended on my bad music? I thought that it was funny.

I believed that rebellious children had too much energy, just no place to express that energy. Or they never met someone that would trust them enough to show them the correct path. I wanted to help this person go on stage and feel the energy and joy. As long as I could instill within him trust and love.

To Jaebum, there are only two types of people. His family, and those that are not his family. He loves his family more than I could ever know. The reason he talks about money in interviews is not to buy nice clothes, it is to pay back his family, who always works hard for him. That’s why he ran the path of becoming a singer.

He was rebellious, but he excelled in training.

I saw this and thought, if only I could make him think of my company, his fellow trainees, this company as his family. if only.

So one day, I told him “Jaebum, someone is not a family only because they share the same blood. Please open your heart to them first. Then others can be your family too.”

Through these efforts, he began to change.. He began to hug his fellow trainees, start conversations with company employees, and began enjoying his time on the stage.

He finally began to express his energy on stage and began to shine through singing and dancing.

I chose him as the team’s leader. The rest of the 6 really believed in him and followed his lead.

He always trained with them and always thought of his younger members before him..

After his debut, he felt a change in his heart at the news reporters and attentions that showed him in a positive light and began showing affection.

He was touched at by the hearts of his fans.

Good people, good friends, good fans… good music.. through all this, he began to change.

But as things began to go up, like a sad movie scene, his entry from 4 years ago was released.

He was so sorry. To his 2PM brothers, to me, to his company employees, to his fans.. and to nobody more than to his Koreans.

He thought to himself that if he stayed any longer, his brothers would only get more hurt. He told me he did not have the confidence to get up on stage.

I knew what he was saying too well to hold him back.

If I were him, I would have mdae the same mistage.

And so he left.


My heart was ripping. It hurt. But knowing what Koreans would feel at his words, an immense sense of betrayal, I could not say anything.

But what I can do for him is to tell everyone that he showed on TV is not fake. He might have been rebellious but never fake. He never hid his true emotions. He was always up front, straight up… and that is something that can never change.

I know the public and the fans and I am listening to your opinions. But the most important thing is that Jaebum is not 2PM’s Park Jaebum but a child, a teenager Jaebum.

I genuinely wish for you all to hold his decision true.

I apologize once more.


credit- ahhyala @ omgkpop

10 Responses so far.

  1. Tk says:

    i'm in complete shock.
    i'm glad jyp finally made a statement- and it was a powerful one. he's good with words. sounds like jaebum really really was hurt and respected jaebum's decision-- man to man. as a leader, jaebum didn't want his stuff to hold anyone back. he took one for the team.

    i wish all of those crazy netizens would shut up.
    thanks for posting this. i was waiting for jyp to say something.

    i've been watching hot blood and 2pm interviews and videos. 2pm will never be the same.

    jay- i hope you find peace and healing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    awhh he finally talked!
    that was really touching and sad, it made me tear up for the millionth time since this whole incident happened T_T
    if jyp has the courage to respect jay oppa's decisions, i think everyone should start as well.
    we lost a very talented man but so did he as well as one of his "children"
    he's in more pain than we are, so please dont hate on jyp
    as for jay oppa, we will wait for you for as long as we live.
    we hottest gotta stick together riight? ( :
    if one of the 2pm member has fallen, we will always be here to pick him up
    so please everyone, dont lose faith on jay oppa
    he'll come back to us when he's ready and healed
    all we can do is respect his decisions, continue to support him and 2pm
    and when he comes back, we'll be ready for the new park jaebeum
    we'll be there to greet him with smiling faces and everything that we have to let him know that we never forgot him, not for one second!
    as khun oppa said, "he will always have a spot as our leader waiting for him"

  3. Anonymous says:

    JPY's words really made a difference. i think we should respect jaebum's decision and wish him all the best back at USA,

  4. vv says:

    just wish that jay will be BACK !!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    i just miss Jay so much :(

  6. Anonymous says:

    i respect jyp even more....i can truly feel the sincerity in his words...he's such a wonderful boss and a smart guy...he went through the worst with jay but he still remain courageous, patient and hopeful for jay's refinement, indeed jay's outlook has changed a lot and i would like to believe that jyp actually succeded....now that's what they call unconditional love....

  7. Anonymous says:

    so sad for jay just when things started to work for him then he's haunted by his past mistakes...it's like the garbage he threw went back to him in a full blast...this is a nightmare !!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    i believe that many peaople change by the time goes by...
    i believe that jae bum become better person now...
    people must look what he likes now..he becomes better n respect about others....
    hope all the fans n korean people or everybody who dissapointed can forgive what he did...

    Please everybody just remember that yesterday is history and now is the reality....

    hope jae bum come back and hope all people suround him always have faith to him....and hope jae bum can be happy again....
    I think 2PM wll be not complete without you!
    Jae bum fighting!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    you know what, STILL
    LET's NOT GIVE UP ON JAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It's not like people want Jay to come back right away
    it's just, JYP needs to take back Jay's quit! so that he can comeback
    after some times

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