Jae seems to be catching more negative publicity after parting ways with his former agency JYP Entertainment.
In a Twitch livestream on January 8, 2022, Jae commented on JAMIE’s image which left a bad taste on his fans’ tongue. The ’50 Proof’ singer said, “Now that I’m not in K-Pop anymore, I can say this. Why is Jamie trying to be a th*t? That’s right, I said it, tell her! I said it. Tell her!”
Clips of him saying that has been making rounds on social media. Later in the livestream, he also mentioned that he considers JAMIE as a close friend and as a badass queen.
Someone sent me this on ig pic.twitter.com/1pTwhcmqwF
— ~Natalia 🌹| JAMIE 25 (@bemygue48848557) January 8, 2022
Why would you post this without any context ? pic.twitter.com/E8qazYtETe
— 🇨🇴 (@SenkuSzh) January 9, 2022
As everyone probably knows, the word ‘thot’ refers to a woman who has casual sexual relations with numerous people. And that is not how you would describe a close friend to a large audience.
JAMIE herself was shocked over his distasteful remarks and shared her thoughts in a now-deleted Tweet, also bringing up how they were both under the same company (JYP Entertainment) and how much she cared for him and his situation.
i hope jamie is okay pic.twitter.com/sRVigw3y1U
— mari⁷🧬 (@oops_mariteez) January 9, 2022
JAMIE also expressed her frustrations on how women are always being used for men’s humor to “appease incels”. This comes after she had shared how she had been receiving unsolicited NSFW pictures and messages as soon as she started being open and confident about her body.
I hate that we as women have to be subjected to mens humor to appease incels on the internet period
— JIMINxJAMIE (@jiminpark07) January 9, 2022
Jae posted an apology on his Twitter account and tagged JAMIE for her to see it as well, stating that what he thought of as “friendly banter” turned out to be offensive.
— eaJ (@eaJPark) January 9, 2022
Fans were nevertheless still disappointed and frustrated towards the ‘mom cut fruit’ singer, expressing their tiredness of defending him from all the negative backlash he’s been receiving—for the same mistakes over and over again. Others have begun saying that “they can’t support him” anymore, stating that he isn’t the person they loved before.
"Jae is a good friend, he knows that he make jokes like this towards Jamie" no he fucking can't, look what he did. Imagine waking up and seeing all over the internet a video of your long time friend insulting you…. It's not okay, and I hate how most of you let it slide pic.twitter.com/HQuYrwiBOf
— ✨ancu✨ || WILL SEE ATEEZ || (@Ancu___) January 9, 2022
words cant truly describe how disappointed i am with your recent actions. day by day, it seems like i don't know you as a person anymore. idk if who you were before is the real you or a fabricated one but i have to admit, that the person you are now, isn't who i supported before
— mira 🐰 (@dearkwp) January 9, 2022
jae: i'm not in kpop anymore! freedom!
also jae: can't seem to shut the fuck up about kpop idols because that's the only way he'll stay relevant and he knows it
— sheetal (@steIIarchris) January 8, 2022
A thread of @/eaJPark (Jae former Day6 member) being a complete dick because he needs to have his career stopped at this point
— 🌊 (@lesbskz) January 8, 2022
How the hell are "th0t" and "baddie" synonyms? You aren't a 3-year-old kid learning their english first words, Jae. https://t.co/dkK1gCBetx
— shawtie (@dwellinonothin) January 9, 2022
Jae Park puts out monthly apologies like it’s his menstrual cycle or something https://t.co/akGqYInkvG
— Tiya (joongi?) (@hotteokjoonie) January 9, 2022
Jae not having a company to filter out his words is just revealing what a dick he actually is. https://t.co/B2DHZpDM2f
— Iman 💜💎💚 (@imankeum) January 9, 2022
guys stop saying i love jae of day6 not eaj, they are the freakin same person! And for jae, you don’t have to be a kpop singer to have some basic manners dude
— K (@wonwolfiee) January 9, 2022
"jae is close friends with jamie it's normal" WHO TF tries to embarrass a close friend to a bunch of strangers… https://t.co/yKTgbQmkBx
— ariari⁷ (@chaekkz) January 9, 2022
what's with kpop stans defending a misogynist saying that it's normal for friends to make jokes to each other. do you mean jae considered her as a friend?? after calling her that?!?!+💀
— BEST THING THAT HAPPENED IN KPOP (@kpophappenings_) January 9, 2022
we tried. WE TRIED TO UNDERSTAND HIM. we gave him chances. hundreds of chances. at one point we also turned a blind eye. but it’s just,,, he’s not the same jae that i used to admire anymore.
— chiine 🍞🍳 uzui tengen‘s 4th wife (@moonchiine) January 9, 2022
jae, for real, this time, you should reflect on everything instead of just keep going n forgetting. reflect n learn. reach people out if you need someone to talk or discuss, meet someone who knows you from the bottom. i love you, but you have to be better, as human.
— 🐿 (@ddeiblue) January 9, 2022
as a woman who strongly against anything about misogynists, today's incident really hit me. I feel ashamed that people i respect so much actually did that.. i hope she's okay :(( please you deserve better, girl.
— ra🌱 (@cataloupie) January 9, 2022
As a MyDay, it really hurts to see Jae as someone who would say these words without thinking about them. It’s disappointing to see the person who drew you in with their music to actually be an immature human being. It really just goes to show how much we never really know about the people we become fans of.
Hopefully (and I mean it with my entire heart), Jae takes a step back to assess whatever he’s been doing and saying and becomes better. Not that I, or any of his fans (ex-fans maybe) do think it’s going to happen.
Anyway, let’s all support the 4-members of DAY6! (Because you know, Jae is in hiatus from their activities.)
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