JYP Announces Jaebum Will Not Return

Ahead of the conference with fans to be held this weekend, JYP
releases a shocking announcement on member Park JaeBum on its official
website on today that Jaebum will not be returning. 

Hello, this is JYP Entertainment.

Last September, 2PM’s member Park Jaebum announced his withdraw from
the group and returned to Seattle after the shock of his words he wrote
on the internet during his trainee time and we will reveal the course of
action henceforth.

Though those words from the case that occurred last September did not
looked good to everyone, because they were his words during his hard
trainee days and 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 entertainment
or forever leave 2pm.

At the time the company could have convinced Park Jaebum goon to stay
and promote with as a 7 member 2pm and held back his withdrawal. Though
it could be considered that parts of Park Jaebum goon’s words were
exaggeratedly mistranslated bye 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 in 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

Since Park Jaebum goon’s case we did not reveal anything during that
time 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 and
so we waited for his come back.

During that time last year November, the company proposed for a
return for Park Jaebum through the album that was released this year in
April, and with Park Jaebum goon’s agreement plans were confirmed that
he would return home in the third week of February with a press
conference and promotions as a 7 member group would start.

Due to the return of kind public views after his withdrawal, and that
Park Jaebum goon’s return to the group would improve all their efforts,
and more than anything we could receive the unified support of the fans
again the company and all 7 members were expanding their hopes.

But, if this new of a comeback were to be revealed too quickly we
were afraid that the kind view of the public would once again turn into
negative ones even with the roaring voices of criticism from fans we did
not reveal anything about this come back.

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

Though Park Jaebum goon could not reveal the information because it
was a personal problem, this problem is bigger than even the problem
that caused him to withdraw last September, and is a problem that could
cause an even bigger public problem. Though we want to discuss with the
other 6 members, but 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 and so we could not tell them this news.
Following that they finished their year end promotions and this January
3rd we told them the news, after receiving a big shock, and after
contemplation 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 be
a celebrity that was affiliated with them and decided to terminate the
contact with him.

Though we want 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 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
it’s 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 large like a snowball.

All of 2PM, and to all the people who were waiting for Park Jaebum
goon’s return we are honestly sorry to reveal this regretful news to

The company will prepare even harder with the 6 members to great you
with a better image.

Thank you.


*In the Korean language, the particle “goon” or in hangeul “군” is added
after a male’s name when addressing him in a polite way.

Fans’ reaction to the reasons JYP gives for JaeBum’s 2PM withdrawal, “Lies”

Since it has been announced that JYP Entertainment has terminated their
contract with Park JaeBum who left 2PM to return to the States last
September, a comeback as a full group, is impossible.

Fans who have heard the news commented, “I cannot believe it”. And on
various internet forums, comments like “I don’t believe”, “Lies”, “What
exactly did he do wrong?” surfaced. And it was also known that some
fans have gathered outside the JYP office building in Seoul
CheongDamDong at the late hours after the news were released to express
their anger on the case.

Meanwhile, the conference with fans for 2PM planned on February 27
will be carried out as planned.


2PM fans claim that facts don’t line up with JYPE’s announcement

Fans are swept in shock after JYP Entertainment released information
regarding Jaebum’s contract termination.

Fans are stating that this is ‘a groundless rumor’ and that JYP
Entertainment is engaging in media play. Fans have fallen into panic
mode, causing the official homepage to crash and are heading towards the
JYPE building.

Fans are rejecting a statement within the announcement that claimed
that the members of 2PM agreed to Jaebum’s withdrawal on
January 6.

“JYPE is just engaging in media play. The rest of the members are
wanting Jaebum’s return.”

The date of January 6th is said to be a problem because of the
following reasons.

On the 3rd of February at Seoul’s Gayo Daejun, 2PM had won the
bonsang, in which Junho stated in his award speech, “I would like to
thank Jaebum hyung for working hard with us.”

On the 14th of February, Nichkhun made a statement regarding Jaebum
on his Thailand trip saying, “He’s an awesome hyung. I miss him.”

Fans are claiming that if the members agreed to Jaebum’s
terminations, they would not have said such things.

“They had no idea of Jaebum’s withdrawal which is why they said such
things. The company knew that the boycotting by fans will effect the
income of the company and are throwing him away.”

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