On December 1, the three JYJ members shared an interesting conversation on Twitter to raise awareness for the 30th “World AIDS Day.” JYJ was appointed as Regional Goodwill Ambassadors for UNAIDS last August.
Jae Joong first tweeted, “Do you guys know we are UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassadors? Junsu~!! What special day is December 1?”
Junsu responded about an hour later, “Don’t forget December 1st is ‘World AIDS Day’!!! Yuchun, Don’t you have anything to tell us?”
Moments later, Yuchun wrote, “Hey guys follow join @UNAIDS and visit wad2011.unaids.org. Love you all!!”
After this brief conversation, more than 600,000 JYJ Twitter followers retweeted and mentioned on it. The conversation was intentionally typed in English for their international fan base.
JYJ said the part they’re promoting the most as Goodwill Ambassadors is “eradicating misperceptions” about AIDS. “It’s important to spread the word about AIDS that it is just one of the many diseases and it’s a curable disease if treated properly. It’s important that we change the people’s mindset on it. We hope the 30th anniversary of the ‘World AIDS Day’ will raise awareness and change the misperception on AIDS,” JYJ said.
“JYJ has been tremendously helpful in promoting our AIDS campaign. Since their appointment as our Goodwill Ambassadors, the number of followers for our Twitter campaign, ‘Love Always,’ has nearly tripled, and more than 40,000 fans from around the world has joined our UNAIDS campaign. We are truly shocked at the results. We thank JYJ for dealing with the AIDS issue through SNS channels and creating a common interest over an issue that could be considered too serious,” the representative of UNAIDS said in a statement.
JYJ is also spending a lot of time on helping the one’s in need through charity work. They also joined Song Ji Hyo and Yuchun’s brother, Park Yoo Hwan, for a child support fund in Africa.
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