2AM’s Jo Kwon Publicly Sides With Musical Theatre Actors Over Fin.Okay.L’s Ock Joo Hyon

Beforehand it was reported that there’s at present extra drama in Korea’s musical theatre trade off the stage than on one.

From left: Kim Ho Younger, Jung Solar Ah (prime) Shin Younger Sook (backside) Ock Joo Hyon (proper) |

To recap, first-generation Okay-Pop idol Ock Joo Hyon of the legendary group Fin.Okay.L was known as out by her as soon as best-friend musical theatre actor Kim Ho Younger.

Kim Ho Younger insinuated on his Instagram that the previous idol influenced the casting of the upcoming Musical Theatre Drama Elizabeth in order that producers solid these closest to her.

Kim Younger Ho’s Instagram story the place he calls the Musical Business a “Jade” mat. Many felt “Jade” pronounced “Ock” in Korean is a play on phrases for Ock Joo Hyun, and the mat is describing the trade, hinting on the actress’s affect within the trade | @hoyhoyoung/Instagram

Ock Joo Hyon then sued Kim Ho Younger for defamation. Ock Joo Hyon’s facet rebuked the allegations and acknowledged Kim Ho Younger’s insinuations tarnished her status.

Kim Ho Younger then revealed that he can be countersuing Ock Joo Hyon. So as to add insult to damage, two of the most important musical theatre actors, Shin Younger Sook and Jung Solar Ah unfollowed Ock Joo Hyon.

Poster for Elizabeth the musical | EMK

Netizens had been particularly shocked at Jung Solar Ah unfollowing Ock Joo Hyon since she is called one of many first musical theatre actors to embrace Ock Joo Hyon when she first began to look in musicals.

Jung Solar Ah | Maeil Economic system

Effectively, on June 23, issues actually hit the fan when first-generation musical stars Nam Kyung Joo, Choi Jung Received, and Korea’s most acknowledged musical theatre director and producer Kolleen Park collectively launched an announcement to quell all of the drama.

Nam Kyung Joo | Busan Ilbo

However earlier than that, it will be important that readers perceive a uniquely Korean social dynamic in play relating to sunbaes and hoobaes. Sunbae means somebody who has come earlier than one in a selected trade, akin to in a occupation, trade, or college. Hoobaes are people who come after one. In Korean society, it’s anticipated that Sunbaes lead and information and for hoobaes to observe and study to turn into good sunbaes to hoobaes of their very own.

An unrelated image for illustrating sunbae (left) and hoobaes (proper) | Jobaba

The actors begin by expressing their regret for the present state of affairs between actors.

Concerning the current lawsuits within the musical theatre trade, many who love musical theatre, akin to actors, employees members, and producers, really feel remorseful and accountable. Particularly we, first-generation actors, really feel most accountable.

— Joint assertion by Nam Kyung Joo, Choi Jung Received, and Kolleen Park

Choi Jung Received | Hankook Ilbo

The actors then emphasised the significance of transparency and cohesiveness amongst all events concerned in musical theatre.

For one musical theatre present to fulfill audiences, there may be a lot work that should be achieved, and it’s important that we maintenance decorum inside our roles.

— Joint assertion by Nam Kyung Joo, Choi Jung Received, and Kolleen Park

Kolleen Park in Musical “Chicago” | newdaily

The actors then described every social gathering essential for a profitable present and the roles they need to fulfill.

1. Actors should work tirelessly to precise their creativity and ideas. The ensemble is most essential for a present’s success, so actors should love and respect each other, serving to to create a optimistic setting.

2. Workers should facilitate house and an setting for the actors to follow, in addition to create one of the best levels for actors. You will need to hearken to actors, however employees should preserve objectivity as to keep away from favoring one actor over one other. Additionally, employees should deal with all actors pretty and work to maintain the security of actors on stage.

3. Manufacturing groups should preserve the guarantees to actors and never make guarantees they’re unable to maintain. They have to deal with all employees and actors pretty and work tirelessly to create an setting wherein everybody concerned within the present can take delight.

— Joint assertion by Nam Kyung Joo, Choi Jung Received, and Kolleen Park

Nam Kyung Joo, Choi Jung Received, and Kolleen Park then went on to take duty for the present breakdown of roles and vowed to work arduous to rebuild them.

The present state of the trade is because of the breakdown of those roles. To this finish, we sunbaes are in charge for neglecting them ourselves.

We are going to now not simply watch the desecration of the stage we’ve labored years to guard. We are going to work arduous to cease unfair practices and repair them.

— Joint assertion by Nam Kyung Joo, Choi Jung Received, and Kolleen Park

The primary-generation actors then requested for his or her fellow colleagues and colleagues to affix them in rebuilding the trade.

We ask that each one these concerned within the musical theatre trade be part of us. Solely once we do the work will we be capable of placed on an awesome present that we will be pleased with.

— Joint assertion by Nam Kyung Joo, Choi Jung Received, and Kolleen Park

Lots of musical theatre’s largest stars pledged to assist, together with the aforementioned Jung Solar Ah, actor Choi Jae Rim, and arguably the trade’s most recognizable actor Kim So Hyun.

Actor Choi Jae Rim in Musical “Hades City” | LG Artwork Middle

Kim So Hyun | @theqoo

Legendary musical and rising movie actor Cha Ji Yeon made information when she made an Instagram account simply to participate within the pledge.

Cha Ji Yeon in upcoming Okay-Drama “Remarriage & Needs” | Netflix

Not misplaced on netizens was 2AM Jo Kwon‘s public assist for the actors. The previous idol wrote his assist on none apart from musical theatre actress Jung Solar Ah’s feed.

As your musical theatre hoobae, I agree with my sunbaenim‘s phrases, and I’m rooting for you, encouraging you, and love you. (sic)

— Jo Kwon

Jo Kwon publicly taking Jung Solar Ah’s facet is important as though he’s now flourishing as a musical theatre actor, he’s the direct hoobae of Ock Joo Hyon.

Jo Kwon |

Netizens applauded the actors coming collectively. In a viral submit that has been considered over 450K occasions, netizens expressed their approval.

  • It’s troublesome for even prime actors to reveal the trade, however Kim Ho Younger did one thing extraordinary.
  • Ock Joo Hyon’s picture has modified eternally after this…
  • I don’t perceive people who curse at Kim Ho Younger for exposing her… For those who punish the whistleblower, who will stand as much as injustice? ㅜ
  • With musical theatre’s prime actors like Kolleen Park, Choi Jae Rim, and Jung Solar Ah siding with Kim Ho Younger, I feel the sport’s over.


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