JYJ’s Jaejoong recently sat down for an interview with Newsen and expressed his thoughts on his image as an idol. He also shared his feelings on the controversy surrounding his composition, “Wasurenaide”.
Jaejoong opened the interview by saying, “I feel that I have an image that’s specific to me, something that’s not normal for an idol. I consider myself a celebrity that people either like or dislike, two sides of the extreme. I hated changing who I was, and I was scared that people who liked me would hate me. For example, I have foreign fans who cosplay. To them, that’s a source of joy and a fun hobby, but the minute I change, all of that could be broken.”
But with continuous effort, he’s honed and improved his skills – he’s not only able to compose, but also direct and even act as well. Jaejoong continued, “I was scared to change, but I realized that even if I did it slowly, those who liked me would continue to like me,
and I’m grateful for that.”
Recently, controversy arose over a song he composed while under TVXQ titled “Wasurenaide” when a Chinese artist remade it without Jaejoong’s permission. Fans immediately opposed its release, leading the Chinese artist to state, “I know that there are a lot of memories associated with this song, and I, too, am a fan of Kim Jaejoong’s talent and works. I will reflect on my actions and resolve all matters with Kim Jaejoong.”
Soon afterwards, Jaejoong had written in Japanese on his Twitter, “‘Wasurenaide’ is not my song or anyone else’s. It’s a song that belongs to the five members of TVXQ. That’s why I don’t want to sing it by myself, or with the three members of JYJ.”
In his interview, he explained, “It’s something that occurs often in China, so I didn’t think of taking any particular action against it. I still hope that he won’t sing it, though. Whether or not it’s a song that I composed, it’s a song that belongs to the five members of TVXQ. Even I alone or with the three members of JYJ wouldn’t have dared to sing it.”
He continued, “I feel like it’s causing a wound to those memories that liked and still like TVXQ. The scent of that song conjures what fans believe to be the most beautiful time of TVXQ, and so to sing that song without permission is only wounding the fans.”
When carefully asked if he had no intentions of singing TVXQ’s songs in the future, he quietly nodded his head and replied, “If it’s possible to avoid it, yes…”
Moving onto the topic of conversing with his fans through Twitter, the reporter mentioned that he was direct in expressing himself, much to the point where it was easy for misinterpretations to arise.
Jaejoong didn’t seem to care, though. He explained, “I say what I need to say. I know that it may garner a negative response, but I don’t think it’s wrong. I’m not writing a personal opinion, but a feeling that I think is felt by others, by everyone…”
Commenting on his first Korean drama, he said, “I never had any greed for the leading role. I think it’s more important to consider how to breathe life into my character. For now, I want to be acknowledged for giving life to my supporting role. I really don’t have any intentions of getting greedy for a leading role.”
Source + Photos: Newsen via Nate
Posted By:Sayuri JaeJoong♥