* This post will help you to understand the current use of the name TVXQ by the two members & SM(& maybe HoTels too), and general change of Korean Fandom toward them.
* Original post in Korean on the below image: by 픞픞픞픞 (DC)
* ALL ENG translation & Post: by Mission4JYJ
JYJ have legal right to use the name of TVXQ as well as the other two. They just DO NOT use it, and it doesn’t mean they cannot. Why do you think they did not decide to use TVXQ, a highly noted name which could have helped in their new steps? Let’s find out what JYJ think about this.
<Interviews of JYJ regarding two members’ using the name TVXQ>
[E-Daily] Title: “We wish a good luck for the TVXQ duo”
Original Source: http://spn.edaily.co.kr/entertain/newsRead.asp?sub_cd=EA31&newsid=01095526593200488&DirCode=0010301
Q.Were you not sad when you heard the news about the comeback [TVXQ ACT II]?
A) Actually we considered whether we would use the name TVXQ or JYJ. We thought of using TVXQ, but we also thought that it would not be courteous to the other two members as well as our fans. We thought TVXQ would only be completed when all five members are together. Now that TVXQ is coming back as a duo, the possibility of TVXQ with all five members is gone. I feel a little bit sad about that. (Junsu)
[OSEN] Title: “We are TVXQ, before JYJ.” – First interview of JYJ
Original Source: http://osen.mt.co.kr/news/view.html?gid=G1012200065
Q. The other two members of TVXQ at SM are starting their promotion from January.
What do you feel about this?
A) We wish them good luck. It is good news that they start their activities and we would like to support [them.] But honestly, it’s sad that they decided to use the name TVXQ. We don’t want to draw lines like that they are TVXQ and we are JYJ because we’re also TVXQ before JYJ. We think the name ‘TVXQ’ would only be meaningful when all the five members are together. We were thought hard about our new name, and finally made the decision to use JYJ which just stands for the three’s own names rather than TVXQ because of this reason. So we have mixed and sad emotions.
JYJ could raise an objection against the two and SM using the name of TVXQ without any of their consent at any time. But they just did not do so, as a sign of respect for the decisions made by the members of TVXQ.
Fans had thought the same. It was every fan’s absolute belief that TVXQ would be meaningful only when the five members are together. If the two members sincerely had wanted to carry on ‘TVXQ’s legitimacy’ as they insisted, they should have at least asked for some kind of understanding, or taken thoughtful steps in order NOT to hurt the other members as well as fans who stood firm in their belief.
It’s nothing to do with whether JYJ would use TVXQ in the future or not.
This post was written to help international fans to understand how fans in Korea
(including fans who supported OT5) started to be disappointed with TVXQ Act 2.
Even though the two and SM had no legal rights to use the name, they released ‘5th Album of TVXQ.’ Surely, these are not the only mistakes Yunho, Changmin, and SM have made. Yunho and Changmin, especially, have no one else to blame but themselves for the current, not-so-friendly popular sentiments in the TVXQ fandom regarding TVXQ Act II, as they have returned loyal fans’ unrelenting support with lack of courtesy, inconsideration, and disrespect.
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