Weeks earlier, Jae Park had made headlines for warning haters and trolls that he would take legal action because cyberbullying was damaging his sanity. The DAY6 member became outspoken during a live on Instagram where his attitude of surrender made fans wonder if he was planning on leaving the K-pop group. He then made it clear that he was just letting off steam and that he was sorry that he alarmed the fans. He then had fun in Los Angeles when he was on the line-up for the 88rising HITC Music Festival and fans were happy to see him perform live.
Also known as eaJ, Jae Park then had a podcast interview with OTV on November 26 as part of a Thanksgiving special that was not well received by some fans. The DAY6 member spoke about toxic social media, his time in Los Angeles and how things really worked in the K-pop industry in terms of age and language bias and the cliques formed around these categories. He spoke lightly but with obvious sarcasm. Right off the bat he talked about making K-pop and brainwashing artists. While talking about his gig at HITC, he explained how a friend complimented DAY6 and said they were genuine, but Jae paused to say they weren’t.
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Jae also congratulated the CEO of his label, JYP. The DAY6 star mentioned that he idolized JYP as a musician and human being and had already contacted him at 3 a.m. while he was going through a rough patch. But at one point, he also spoke about TWICE’s Sana who had confused fans and non-fans alike. Jae said he asked his manager to get a signed TWICE album. When the interviewer asked why he didn’t ask the girl group directly because they were teammates. But Jae joked that he hadn’t spoken to Sana about TWICE in his 7 years at JYPE.
Some ONCE (TWICE fandom) couldn’t understand why he had given up on Sana’s name, while others were openly angered by the name drop. They made messages like: “Isn’t it supposed to [know] not to specify names since he has been in this company for long enough to know how [things] escalation…? “, And” He’s literally a twitch and yt flop streamer, he’s on Twitter 24/7 because he’s unemployed, a loser, JYPE even kicked him out of one of the day’s events6. NEVER mention Sana that you are a monster and make it seem like it’s her fault that you haven’t spoken to her for SEVEN YEARS. Another fan said things got out of hand: “It’s a big ass business, so is it really that weird that they never spoke to each other? some of you have no idea how real life works and it shows, sana stans need a relax pill. Jae himself spoke up and said, “YOO THAT WAS A JOKE WTF LOOL.”
Isn’t he supposed to not specify names since he’s been in the business long enough to know how to escalate things?
– jihyooooo (@Sejeongggg_) November 27, 2021
He’s literally a twitch and yt streamer, he’s on Twitter 24/7 because he’s unemployed, a loser, JYPE even kicked him out of one of the day’s events. NEVER mention Sana that you are a monster and make it seem like it’s her fault you haven’t spoken to her for SEVEN YEARS
– Ari (@ FANCYTWICE9) November 26, 2021
it’s a big ass business, so is it really that weird that they’ve never spoken to each other? some of you have no idea how real life works and it shows sana stans has to take a cold pill
– 1,3,2 (@tzuisle) November 27, 2021
The DAY6 fandom, My Days, was also angry that Jae called his own group inauthentic. “He literally discredited everything his bandmates and fans worked for. bands are made, but for a band like day6 that makes their own music and is passionate about their craft… you are just going to let Jae call ALL of this inauthentic ?? One fan tweeted. Another said: “Jae stans now claims that day6 doesn’t compose his songs is a new level of fucking stupid have fun soon.” One fan tried to explain, “Jae, I think you should stop talking about this concept of working in the industry k because I’m afraid it will really impact you and the day.”
he literally discredited everything his bandmates and fans worked for. bands are made but for a band like day6 who make their own music and are passionate about their job… are you just going to let jae call it ALL inauthentic ?? https://t.co/jvP4Cs9J3p
– victoria (@junsonline) November 26, 2021
jae stans now claims day6 doesn’t compose his songs is a new level of fucking stupid have fun real quick
– GELO (@geloforjoy) November 26, 2021
Jae, I think you should stop talking about this concept of working in the k industry because I’m afraid it will really impact you and day6 in – meaning
– zii🦊🐿 • (@DrumSfiancee) November 26, 2021
Fans defend Jae
But many fans have tried to explain that Jae’s words were taken out of context. One of them was angry that the anti-people thought Jae was saying what he said because he was supposed to have left DAY6: “Your argument is invalid as long as you don’t even know what ‘he is still a member of the group. Another posted: “Regarding day6 jae’s situation, I personally agree with him and can’t see how he apparently ‘dragged day6 down’, just immature and misinterpreted his lyrics, yes it could have been said better, but he’s right. “One My Day tried to explain:” About I said that day6 is not genuine, I think he said that because day6 is not 100% organic they were created by jype. But yes, the enemies continue to hate, so let them do it.
regarding day6 jae’s situation i personally agree with him and can’t see how he apparently “dragged day6 down” just immature and misinterpreted his lyrics, yes that could have been said better but he is right +
– minhosfrijol (@minhosnopal) November 26, 2021
About i said day6 is not genuine i think he said because day6 is not 100% organic they were created by jype. But yeah the enemies keep hating so let them be pic.twitter.com/AMEqRbImMU
– So random (@kehidupanrandom) November 26, 2021
Fans also tried to keep the situation light by creating memes as one joked, “Idk what happened w jae day6 but he’s undergoing major amberfication rn.” Another My Days shared, “Can’t wait to see day6 come together again and do what they do best, just hope song stories like where the sea sleeps and we come true and the dawn will come as soon as possible; ___; day6 is my forever group that I will always believe in and wait for you.
idk what happened with jae day6 but he undergoes major amberfication rn
– nat (@aquariancity) November 26, 2021
Can’t wait to see day6 come together again and do what they do best, just hope the song stories like where the sea sleeps and we come true and dawn comes ASAP; ___ ; day6 is my band forever in i will always believe and wait for you
– kaia (@lunekyh) November 27, 2021
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