Korean entertainment agency JYPE has made an official announcement that they have terminated the contract with Park Jae-bum, former leader of pop group 2PM.
The Seattle based Korean-American has left the group since September 2009 following some old controversial remarks on MySpace which have been exposed.
His company and fellow 2PM members had however all this while insisted that he was welcomed to rejoin the team… so it is quite a shocker for the fans that he is not returning to the (originally) seven members group.
The peculiar thing is that according to the announcement, the reason behind the termination of contract is because Jae-bum has confessed in December that he had committed a big personal mistake (post debut) which was far more serious than the MySpace controversy… so huge that it’s impossible for him to return.
It’s poor PR management from JYPE no matter how I see it… what’s the purpose of mentioning the mistake if it’s not revealed in full? Should have kept it a secret without saying a single word if there’s no plan to bare it all. Predictably it has sparked needless speculations which do no good for all parties.
Personal thought, unless it’s a crime there’s nothing serious enough to have the contract terminated; hope that the kid had not done something that stupid.