Vicious words really do hurt like a bullet. That’s why we should always choose our words with care. However, some people don’t even think before they say things about others—especially idols and celebrities.
DAY6’s guitarist, vocalist, and Twitter regular Jae went live on Instagram last October 6th and opened up about his feelings about trolls and haters going after him at every opportunity. He shared that those people have been going at it for a while now, telling him to leave the band and trying to ruin his career, but he kept it light and said that “they must be doing it for fun”.
At some point, Jae mentioned, he had to contact his lawyers at 10:30 A.M. that day because he couldn’t take it. Almost in tears, he said that “My heart can’t take this…I [literally] have panic disorder, you guys.” The Korean-American singer also said that he was considering taking legal actions against those people trying to bring him down, but was talked out of it by his legal team saying that these people might just be kids. He did say that if it continued and was messing with people’s livelihoods, then he would take legal action.
Later on in the live, he brought up his hiatus from DAY6 and talked about how the company had been leaving him out of the band’s activities, including its sub-unit Even of Day. It was clear during the entire live that Jae had been frustrated about this for the longest time, especially with how his label JYP Entertainment, had not been doing so much for their band.
The “50 Proof” singer said that all of DAY6’s members did their part in promoting the band and bringing the band’s name wherever they went, and were not to be blamed : with Young K in DAY6 Kiss the Radio, Wonpil in his musical and acting gig, Dowoon in his vlogs, and him being the band’s social media marketer. Jae revealed that during their world tours in the United States, he was the one that pulled the strings for the band to get promotions in Buzzfeed through a friend.
Jae also bared his emotions after not being invited to DAY6’s sub-unit, Even of Day, which included Young K, Wonpil, and Dowoon, in their comebacks, or not being invited to perform and promote their comebacks. He also said that he misses the time when it [DAY6] was still a team, and said that whenever someone had come to him for projects, he had always pitched it to DAY6 first no matter what. That’s why he feels hurt every single time someone calls him selfish—because he always put DAY6 first before his own solo activities as Eaj. “I can get selfish, but never with DAY6.”
Jae later ended his live with a cryptic message which worried fans. Earlier, he had addressed haters saying “You guys don’t want me in certain places. You guys will get what you want. You have won this war. You’re right I don’t belong here”. And later on said that his fans (MyDays) “might not like the decisions to come…I want you guys to know that I’ve done everything that I could for them [DAY6] until the very end.”
Fans went on social media to talk about Jae’s recent IG live and shared their concerns and shock over the details the K-Pop singer had revealed. Some even called out JYP Entertainment for their poor management of DAY6 and their treatment against Jae, which had been going on for a while considering that Jae used to have an active YouTube channel (Jaesix) and was a streamer on Twitch until he had been “forced” to shut it down.
Bruh it’s not about jae wanting to join eod. It’s not about eod adding jae. It’s about day6 putting out music while sungjin is in the military. DONT U GET IT? Countless groups have cb-ed while their members are in the military, but only day6 have I seen a unit leaving only 1 mem.
— rai | ia bc grad school (@jaegorai) October 7, 2021
REAL TALK: JAE IS THE MAIN REASON HOW MANY INTL FANS DISCOVERED DAY6. HE WAS A KEY TO THEIR INTL SUCCESS. THE REASON WHY THEY WERE ABLE TO GO ON A WORLD TOUR.
— 마리 (@ikonredds) October 6, 2021
DAY6 is Sungjin and Jae and Young K and Wonpil and Dowoon. No exclusions.
DAY6 IS FIVE.
— celle (@adularescence21) October 6, 2021
im rlly crying, that live was so raw,, jae was telling us stuff that he kept from us for so long but he finally just had enough of being quiet,,, all he does is for DAY6. he ALWAYS puts DAY6 first before himself… why are there people who don't believe that???
— mira 🐰 (@dearkwp) October 6, 2021
JAE DID A LIVE ON INSTAGRAM AND SAID HE’D DONE HIS BEST FOR DAY6 UNTIL THE VERY END? WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN??????????
— dj ☀︎︎ college got me (@foreheadks1) October 6, 2021
Jae via IG live:
– stop coming after people i love and i care, because it really upsets me
– y’all won! it will happen as you wish with time, just take time and wait
– i’m really upset, i being 100% transparent with y’all
– i made my job for day6 via social media, i tried to
— mia (@jaesixr) October 6, 2021
I'm shocked to find out that Jae actually did the pr he said he called his friend to ask if day6 could get featured on the buzzfeed what was their company doing man
— ia|Stan Haon is the way of life (@aerincitygirl) October 6, 2021
it must've been really hard for him. he wants to perform and be with DAY6 again but he never got the chance to be part of it all; did his solo stuffs so he can still continue working, but ended up being called selfish for the band. i am with you, always. @eaJPark. pic.twitter.com/zEcgRNDMQ2
— jae's bestie ★ rest. (@daeshik) October 6, 2021
"I can get selfish but never with day6"
— angel || 📚 (@jae6luvr) October 6, 2021
If anyone asked "what happened?"
Just give them the link to his instagram live ( https://t.co/nptFZapFcZ ) instead of explaining with our own words.
Some ppl are only curious because they want tea, not bcs they care.
— Dear케이 ☀️ (@caleridula) October 6, 2021
Jae's insta live right now is making me cry. Jae is really pouring out every feelings he kept for a long time. From his hiatus, to people coming to him and even when he felt left out not within DAY6 but with the company.
— a r i (@peachylenol) October 6, 2021
i'm actually nervous for what jae's decision might be in the future. I dont want to take the hint but him mentioning leaving day6….😭😭
— aj (@jaesixluvs) October 6, 2021
And believe it or not, a lot of DAY6’s fans now only heard about the band thanks to Jae’s active presence on Twitter, when he used to interact with fans and post memes.
We hope that Jae and MyDays get through this well. Jae and DAY6 truly deserve better. (Come on, JYP Entertainment, do better! This is why you lost GOT7)