Hello, this is JYP Entertainment.
Last September, 2PM’s member Park Jaebum announced his withdrawal from the group and returned to Seattle after the shock of his words he wrote on the internet during his trainee time. We will reveal the course of action henceforth.
Although those words from the case that occurred last September did not look good to everyone, they were his words during his hard trainee days and was written on his personal space. The company agreed with Park Jaebum goon’s opinion to take time for self discipline; this does not mean we thought that he would stop all activities in the entertainment industry or forever leave 2PM.
At the time the company could have convinced Park Jaebum goon to stay and promote with as a 7 membered 2PM and held back his withdrawal. Though it could be considered that parts of Park Jaebum goon’s words were exaggeratedly mistranslated by netizens it was definite that those words could have hurt many people. In that situation, if we were to enthusiastically embrace Park Jaebum goon and promote with the 7 member 2PM, this could have made the image of Park Jaebum goon to the public forever negative and so we agreed with his decision.
When a celebrity makes a mistake that disappoints the public and they do not apologize for their own mistakes, or if the company embraces that celebrity, there have been many cases before when this further changed the views of the public toward the negative direction and therefore we thought it would be good to show his willing withdrawal from the group to have time for self-discipline.
Thankfully enough after Park Jaebum goon’s withdrawal, many of the public opinions changed and showed their thoughts to give him another chance.
Ever since Park Jaebum goon’s case, we did not reveal anything else because we did not want the public opinion to be swayed by negative influences, but since Park Jaebum goon has returned to Seattle, the company started to search for excellent vocal, dance and acrobatic teachers and the company’s producer Park Jinyoung personally visited Seattle last September 19th to consult with these teachers to complete a kind learning program.
All the current commercials, performances, promotions and contracts and of course the contract’s target that 2PM has been involved in have been made not with the current 6 member group, but with the terms that the group could return as 7 members after Park Jaebum goon’s return, so we waited for his come back.
During last year November, the company proposed for a return for Park Jaebum through an album that would be released this year in April, and with Park Jaebum goon’s agreement plans confirmed, he would have returned home in the third week of February with a press conference and promotions as a 7 member group would have started.
Due to the return of kind public views after his withdrawal, Park Jaebum goon’s return to the group would improve all their efforts, more than anything we would have been able to receive the unified support of the fans again. The company and all 7 members were expanding their hopes.
But, if the news of a comeback were to be revealed too quickly, we were afraid that the kind view of the public would once again turn negative. Even with the roaring voices of criticism from fans, we did not reveal anything about this comeback.
But, last December 22nd Park Jaebum goon made a startling call with the company head revealing that he committed a big personal mistake.
It was a mistake that occurred during last summer’s Again and Again promotions that was being was realized in afterthought that caused a problem.
Though Park Jaebum goon could not reveal the information because it was a personal problem, this problem is even bigger than the problem that caused him to withdraw last September, and is a problem that could cause an even bigger public problem. Though we wanted to discuss with the other 6 members, at the time the boys were so excited about the news of Park Jaebum goon’s comeback and were enthusiastically preparing for the award performances; we could not tell them this news. Following their year-end promotion completion, we told them the news on January 3rd. Receiving this big shock, they contemplated heavily and three days later on January 6th, all 6 members revealed that it would be hard for them to promote as 2PM with Park Jaebum goon.
The company came to a conclusion that Park Jaebum goon was not fit to be an affiliated celebrity with them and decided to terminate his contact.
Though we wanted to immediately address this to everyone, it was because of Park Jaebum goon’s personal situation that we are revealing this now and we hope for your understanding.
As much as 2PM are precious singers, and as much as the many hearts of those that love them, as well as the many public opinions that focused on this case, all the information above is being revealed in its truthful entirety with not even a bit of lies.
The reason we are revealing these details through this message is because, if we were to make a safe reason through lies, the mistrust in the fans opinions and thoughts would become as large as a snowball.
All of 2PM, and to all the people who were waiting for Park Jaebum goon’s return we apologize sincerely to reveal this regretful news to everyone.
The company will prepare even harder with the 6 members to greet you with a better image.
Guess I need to post this since I already reacted. Cel and I would be wearing black tomorrow, mourning for this news. But then we’re still in denial stage so we don’t actually believe this. 1:59PM even divides their income by 7 when Jaebum already left? TSK. I won’t believe this. I believe in Jay. ❤
P.S. JYPE makes themselves sound like the good ones. As if they are faultless and I really can’t believe that the other 6 members said that. Ohwell. But then what is this personal mistake? Grr, why am I asking this when I don’t believe this. *still not entertaining the thought that Jay left for realz*