Hottests’ Silent Protest


fans are demanding that leader Jaebum return to the group.

2PM’s fanclub Hottest has mobilized over 1,500 fans
over the internet through their website for a silent protest in front
of JYP Entertainment building in Seoul GangNamGoo CheongDamDong on September 13th at 2pm.

The fan club is the largest one of the group in Korea ,with over 200,000 members. They are demanding from JYP to retract Jaebum’s leaving from the group.

On the day, the fans’ representative announced their petition for
JaeBum to return to the group again. They also emphasized that without
Jaebum’s comeback, 2PM cannot exist and that they will boycott all
activities of the group.

The representative of the fans said, “On 5th September, leader Park
JaeBum’s messages written on his online personal space 4 years back,
which was deem as offending to the Koreans, were revealed. Even though
he replied, the criticisms against him continued. After that, in just 4
days, JaeBum left the group and returned to his hometown Seattle in
America. This has caused much confusion and shock to us fans.”

“Through this whole process, the company did not do anything to the
team which they have put in effort to groom. All the responsibilities
were carried by Park JaeBum. While the fans are hoping for official
explanation and active solutions to the situation, JYP has looked away
and fans are now angry at JYP.”

Also, “All the 5 years – 4 years after leaving the family back in
the States and coming to Korea to train and that 1 year after debut –
just collapsed in 4 days. We are angry at what JYP showed us in this
past week, and we are officially demanding JYP to return Park JaeBum to

Fans were seen holding placards with demands to JaeBum’s return to
the group written on them, and about 1,000 2PM CDs were returned in
front of JYP’s building to show their boycott to the company.

The fans will be protesting from 2pm to 6pm that day. About 100 over
police officers are on stand by. But fans protested in a orderlyand
civilised manner.

“What time is it now? It’s 1:59PM. 1 minute (person) is missing?”

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