On the 17th, the Korean media reported the following piece of news. To summarize, the article says that Son Jichang, an actor, was attacked by JYJ fans for having made a remark on his Twitter that can be interpreted as pro-SM and shut down his Twitter in response.
This is untrue. Fans of JYJ were unaware that Son Jichang had made any remark as such and were taken by surprise at the article that reflected badly on the JYJ fandom. Below this article from the 17th, JYJ3 has the translation of the so-called “attack tweets” that were sent to Son Jichang (which shows that these “attacks” did not actually exist). Below that, JYJ3 has the translation of a 2006 article that establishes that Son Jichang and SM are business partners who co-created a subsidiary of SM.
Sohn Jichang Announces that He Shut His Twitter. “Truly Sorry to JYJ Fans.”
Actor Sohn Jichang who had relayed his belief regarding the cynical response to K-Pop by the French media announced that he is shutting down his twitter.
On the morning of the 17th Son Jichang wrote on his Twitter: “I now plan to get rid of my Twitter. It was a short while but I will not forget those who communicated with me and supported me. Thank you for giving me good memories. Please always be healthy and I will pray for your happiness.”
Son Jichang watched the SM Town Live World Tour in Paris on the 15th while he was on a trip in Europe in Paris and he talked about the Korean Wave in Paris. This was the essential reason that led him to shut down his Twitter two days later.
Son Jichang wrote at the time: “I went to the SM Town Concert in Paris while I was on a trip in Europe. Most of the audience was European or foreigners and they memorized the Korean lyrics and sang along. It was a heated scene. However, Le Monde or other such cynical articles were just ridiculous. Why can’t they see things straight.” He relayed the impressions of the atmosphere of the Paris Concert of SM that finished successfully and criticized the Le Monde and other such media. Read More →