An article about the new 2pmMay 2, 2010
I’ve wanted to write this down ever since the 2pm sit down interview with Hottests, but I couldn’t find the perfect words to say so I waited this long. I’m a big fan of 2pm. If you’ve been following my posts ever since this blog was created, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of 2pm, Big Bang, Wonder Girls, and 2NE1.
The announcement of Jaebeom’s contract termination was really a surprise but I wasn’t as shocked as everyone though I’m “Shocked Fan”. I already made my peace on Jaebeom’s departure on the group after the September of 2009. At the time, I already accepted his fate and foresaw what 2pm will become. But I did hope his comeback to the group. If he did comeback, 2pm would have dominated every single part of Korea and the whole of Kpop all over the world. That’s a guarantee.
I’m writing this with a clear mind and I don’t want my emotions to get the better of me. I’m pissed with what was discussed in the sit down interview. I can read Korean but as I said, my vocabulary is very limited. I tried searching different interpretations of the interview and there was a part of that interview that remained the same with all the english translations. “Jaebeom is at fault and the members are the victims”. Ok, what were they trying to do by saying this statement? It is so foolish of the people behind JYP Enteratainment to put the blame on Jaebeom when everyone is just waiting for him to return. Jaebeom is loved.
I don’t like what I’m seeing. I feel like betrayed, tricked or something. This is not the 2pm that I became a fan of. This is not the group that people claim to have Shinhwa’s camaraderie. That statement in the conference was unnecessary. The conference was unnecessary. The whole situation was handled badly. And to tell you quite frankly, it made me saw 2pm in a new way. And it’s not a good thing.
I’m especially displease with Taecyeon. I don’t know. Probably I’m such a fan of Jaebeom that I’m blaming Taecyeon for what happen to him because Taecyeon have succeeded Jaebeom’s popularity in the group. For me, Taecyeon will always be the goofy sidekick.
With Hottest, you’ve read and heard about it. I don’t know how 2pm’s popularity will remain up there. There are still Hottests all over the globe, but I can tell you for certain that a lot have step back on their fandom. Doesn’t mean that they’ve become antis or that they sworn off the group. The loyalty isn’t just as strong as before. Some just become so-so of the group. If 2pm released a nice song, they’ll support it. If they don’t like it, they won’t. That’s how it is now.