Jaebum could not handle the pressure. If you don’t know about this Myspace controversy, Jaebum made a statement on his Myspace saying that Korea was gay. Of course this was 5 years ago, and he was having a difficult time adapting to a different country and lifestyle. Despite quitting from all variety programs, Jaebum decided to officially quit JYP. This is what he said:
Hello, I’m 2PM’s Jaebeom.
I’m sorry for giving you my last greeting through this letter.
I think it will be hard for me to see you all on stage because of my sorry heart.
I’m really sorry to everyone, and I’m even more sorry to the fans who have shown me love.
From today, I will leave 2PM.
2PM boys, I’m really sorry to the boys and I’m sorry I couldn’t be strong as a leader and a hyung and have to leave like this. However, I hope you will be more cool and charming.
Again, I’m sorry.
How did it come down to this?
Update: I translated the news from Newsen.com. Jaebum has agreed to leave 2PM. They have talked it over with JYP and the staff, but both parties agreed to let Jaebum go. The staff at JYP confirmed the action through the phone with the news company.
Wow. What he did was a mistake. However, anyone who had something against him made a bigger mistake.
Who in this world hasn’t done or said anything wrong? Is everyone perfect? My opinion is that they really need Jaebum. He makes variety shows and the performances a lot better. Honestly, I only watch 2PM to see his American side on a Korean show.
People who had things against Jaebum just ruined his hard training, difficulties adapting to Korea, families, friends, career and his life. They should feel guilty.
I hope Jaebum can change his mind and this leave will be temporary.