►►Jaebum’s withdrawal had something to do with Wonder Girl Sunmi?
Among the netizens, there is a rumor going around saying that 2PM’s former member Jaebum’s permanent withdrawal has to do something with the withdrawal of Wonder Girl’s Sunmi, who is in the same company as 2PM.
On February 25th, JYPE, 2PM’s company, revealed through their website, “We were planning on Jaebum’s return to the team but he said he would leave the team because of his personal mistake,” and also revealed, “2PM also agreed to this and allowed Jaebum to leave permanently.”
When this announcement was spread out, some of the netizens wrote on message boards of different internet websites, making guesses such as “The timing of Wonder Girl’s Sunmi’s withdrawal and Jaebum’s permanent withdrawal seems to be hinting something. Is there something going on between them?”
On one hand, there is an unconfirmed rumor going around saying “There are people who saw Sunmi and Jaebum together in the US.”
In response, JYPE dismissed these rumors by saying “It’s an unjustified statement. It’s a groundless guess and there is no relationship between the reasons of the withdrawal of the two.”
JYPE explained the reason for the withdrawal of Wonder Girl’s Sunmi: “She personally wanted to stop working as the Wonder Girls because of school and other reasons.”
For Jaebum, JYPE revealed, “We can’t reveal his mistake because it’s his private life. But this mistake is so much worse than the problem that led to him leaving last September, and this mistake could also lead to a more serious societal problem.”
It’s rare that contracts can be ended that easily in the entertainment business and because JYP said that Jaebum’s mistake is a serious problem in the society, netizens are assuming relations between Jaebum’s withdrawal to the withdrawal of Sunmi, who left around the same time.
Members of 2PM’s fanclub are making criticisms toward JYPE saying: “This is a conspiracy of JYP who wants Jaebum to permanently withdraw,” “The explanations don’t make sense. JYP never even thought about Jaebum’s return,” “JYPE is making up stupid reasons because they think Jaebum’s return will affect 2AM’s work.”
Last September, Jaebum left 2PM and returned to his home in Seattle because netizens found out about a post that he made on his blog during his training days, a post that belittles Korea.