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Jaejoong’s birth mother shares her thoughts on meeting her son and netizen reactions


JYJ‘s Jaejoong‘s biological mother Oh Seo Jin will appear on the January 11th episode of new TV Chosun program ‘Persevering Life‘ and open up about her life.

She stated, “In the past, after I was divorced at a young age, while I went through many difficulties, an aquaintance persuaded me to send my son to a different home. However, I did not realize at the time that it would be an adoption.

Jaejoong met his birth mother 20 years after they were separated, after he had become a huge star as a member of TVXQ. She revealed that the joy of being reunited with her son was short-lived, however, because she became known as “Jaejoong’s birth mother”, bringing on hurtful comments and reactions from netizens, especially those that claimed that she was using her son’s fame. She stated, “I even attempted suicide.”

Through the difficulties of her past, she stated that she learned many new things and is now living a new life as a “protector of families” in Korea. She continued, “I consider my difficult life a stepping stone and I want to help other families.”

‘Persevering Life’ will feature guests who have overcome difficult obstacles in life, as they share their stories and methods to recovery.

Source + Image: Sports Chosun via Nate + Allkpop

I'm pretty sure Jaejoong is on good terms with her. At least he was not that long ago.
I don't think you should judge on what the preview says alone. In the article she mentions working as the director of Republic of Korea’s Protect the Family organization. Maybe she wants to promote that, whis isn't a bad thing imo.
Soompi has a better translation as well as the preview for her episode.
Tags: jaejoong, netizens, scandals
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