DAY6‘s Jae recently called out his agency, JYP Entertainment, for the unfair treatment. Now, fans are showing support for Jae while gathering evidence of the company’s past and present behavior.
On June 29, Jae quoted the official DAY6 Twitter account, asking why JYP Entertainment is promoting his fellow member Young K‘s solo activities (podcasts, YouTube content, etc) but not his.
Why don’t you repost my dive stuff? https://t.co/OFdcFjhXuM
— eaJ (@eaJPark) June 29, 2020
“Just recently I’ve done podcasts,” he wrote, in a follow-up tweet. “I’ve done the HWAITING podcast on Facebook and did a collab with 88rising, why aren’t my activities shared?” Jae also brought up his YouTube channel, which the agency forced him to discontinue.
최근만 들어서 파드케스트도 있었고 , 패이스북 화이팅한것도 있었고, 88rising 이랑 한 콜라보도 있었는데 왜 제가 하는 활동들은 항상 안올려주시죠? https://t.co/bkzs5DlONL
— eaJ (@eaJPark) June 30, 2020
JYP Entertainment and Jae have since discussed what both say is a “misunderstanding”. The matter is now resolved for Jae, but not for the fans who are demanding fair treatment all JYP Entertainment artists whom they feel have been shafted by the agency.
jae’s obviously hurt and fed up with jyp/jype not treating him with equal respect like all the others. they had him take his yt channel down because they didn’t like it? what kind of “reason” is that? jae needs to be heard. we are here for him. JUSTICE FOR JAE!#JUSTICEFORJAE pic.twitter.com/WUQ8OWAT7r
— 🙂 • ♡ (@roseysveokjin) June 30, 2020
And THE AUDACITY TO DEBUT ANOTHER PROJECT 😒 when they can't even properly promote their existing artists. Damn capitalism did Jae dirty. Capitalism is JYPE !!!!!! pic.twitter.com/7PApgwbfnW
— CLOSED // see bio (@dowoondeshiki) June 30, 2020
As these fans have pointed out, Jae is not the first JYP Entertainment artist to call out the company.
FOUR artists that i know of have called out jype or mentioned how bad it is there. baek yerin posted about how “laughable” the company is and how nobody gets anything done there and had to delete and apologize, then went on to leave and say she was scared of where it was going.
— j (@prdshore) June 30, 2020
“JYP, are you listening? I need to sing. I’m a singer,” Jimin (Jamie) Park said on After School Club. “So that’s why I need an album.”
You know what jae calling out jype reminds me of? Jamie calling jype. And we all know how that goes.
JYPE IS SHIT.
JYPE ARTISTS ARE MISTREATED. pic.twitter.com/v1BUR3DUHQ
— cherry (@bamgyeomvita) June 30, 2020
Although Jamie’s words were in jest, they ring true. Baek A-Yeon mentioned a lack of equal promotions while explaining why she left the company.
Baek A-Yeon spoke about JYPE a couple of months ago explaining why she left the company, JYPE’s harsh music evaluations and lack of equal promotion with their artists.
— JYP GROUPS (@jypewhy) June 30, 2020
In addition to this, fans are criticizing other behavior that they feel is problematic, such as GOT7 BamBam not being granted permission to open a YouTube channel…
bambam said he would like to have a youtube channel & the company wouldnt allow it & now jae is saying he had to shut his down bc the co said he was making them look bad . they arent allowed to do anything they want bc they “ruin co image” but yeah jype family jype best co right?
— j (@prdshore) June 30, 2020
…and the lack of legal actions reportedly taken to protect TWICE‘s Tzuyu…
jype literally forced 16 years old tzuyu to apologize, didn't protect her from a crazy fans at the airport, and didn't take legal actions when tzuyu pics ilegally used on karaoke room that offered adult entertainment service
— 💫 (@krystalsnn) June 30, 2020
…and Stray Kids from harassment.
jype did NOTHING to control the harassment ch4n has had to deal with for over a year now. They did nothing to protect f3lix either. They allowed sk/z to get stalked disgustingly much. They don’t give a shit all jype cares about is money and profit it fucking breaks my heart
— ᴢᴇʏ/ ei apologist (@chnlixs) June 30, 2020
Read Jae and JYP Entertainment’s official statements here: