JYJ reveals their thoughts on TVXQ and progress since leaving SM Entertainment
Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu have confirmed that they have been, are and always will be TVXQ members. In an interview with Yonhap News, JYJ was asked what TVXQ had meant to them. They responded promptly that TVXQ did not have a past meaning, because they still were TVXQ. They asserted that the fact that they were walking separate paths did not mean that they were apart from the group.
JYJ also said that “There are misunderstandings and truths to the public assessment of our situation. Many fans have different views, but none of them are completely accurate.” Jaejoong continued to explain that the situation was an extremely difficult and complicated issue, and that it was hard to explain to someone who did not know every detail.
The three also explained why they did not call themselves “Hero Jaejoong,” “Micky Yoochun,” and “Xiah Junsu.” They confessed that they had gave the names a thought for a very long time, but since all five members were TVXQ, they did not feel like it was appropriate to use the names after they had left the company and use the name for themselves.”
The three JYJ members and the two TVXQ members have not contacted each other since the incident, but JYJ is open to TVXQ coming back as a five-member group. The three talked about Max Changmin and U-Know Yunho’s comeback in January. Junsu congratulated them by saying, “I’m very happy that they are continuing at TVXQ again, and I hope they do well. We’re welcoming the activities because we’re TVXQ as well.” Jaejoong expressed, “Of course, we’re a little sad that they continued without us, but I’m glad as well. If they are putting on the album to continue TVXQ as they said they were, I am very thankful. TVXQ was at the top when all five members were together, and we are still extremely proud of it. I hope they continue promotions that fit the greatness of the name.”
The three members continued to talk about their activities and promotions since they left SM Entertainment. They summed up the past year with the word “hope.” They were proud of the decision they had made to leave the company and fend for their own interests.
Junsu said, “If there were hard moments, there should have been easy moments, but every moment was hard for us. Our rejected visa in America was our biggest shock, but there were many other shocking turns like that. But our result is good, so I’m dreaming with high hopes.”
Jaejoong added, “We were prepared for anything, but lots of chaos happened with things we had no control over. We were scared and uncomfortable, but we decided to stick together. Yoochun’s drama and Junsu’s musical were huge successes, and the JYJ showcase was very successful as well. I’m sure if we try harder, we could shine even brighter.”
Yoochun finished up the summary by saying, “We had a rocky start, and we’re still lacking everywhere because we’re still new to all this. But I feel like we’ve grown a lot and I’ve gotten confident in what we’re doing. I’ve had a lot of time to relax and think about things, so I’m content with that.”
The three members were asked if they regretted leaving SM Entertainment at all. The three boys were adamant that they did not regret their decision at all. Yoochun answered, “I have no regrets. There are lots of aspects that got better. We still have lingering attachments, but that’s about it.” Junsu confirmed it by saying, “I have no regrets. On top of them, I can say I’m happier now than before. We had a lot of restrictions, and I think it’s a miracle we got this far. I think it’s because we have such great teamwork.” Jaejoong expressed his content by saying, “We had a lot of shocking and unjustifiable things happen to us, but I believe everything will work out in the end. We’ve gone over many obstacles just fine, and we will continue to do so.”
The three will be putting out the concert live album next year, and they also have hopes to put out a second world wide album. Their album will come out in January in the states, and they are also planning a Europe Tour. They are also planning to meet their Japanese fans as soon as possible as well, and their agent confirmed that things were working well.
Seems like the JYJ boys are content where they are. Will you be supporting all five TVXQ members as they promote their activities?
Note: Earlier, Koreaboo published an article on this same issue with some discrepancies. As we received e-mails from readers on this issue, we’ve decided to rewrite the entire article using a separate source by our lead writer. Thanks to all those who let us know of the mistake, we will ensure the same problems do not happen again.
Source: Yonhap News