4:05 am - 01/10/2013

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.
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aleash1989 10th-Jan-2013 04:32 am (UTC)
I don't know what I think about Jaejoong's birth mother, and I never really have.

With all the paperwork that goes into adoptions, how could she not know that was what she was doing? Unless they are done differently in Korea.
jasmineakaiumi 10th-Jan-2013 04:49 am (UTC)
It might've been a private thing where the mother just gave her child away to a friend's friend who wanted a child or something like that.
hai_no_souretsu 10th-Jan-2013 04:32 am (UTC)
i bet Jaejoong isn't amused with his 'mother' seeking attention again. ((
x_ea_x 10th-Jan-2013 04:34 am (UTC)
Timing of this is so inappropriate. Its not even a new issue :/

I don't blame people for doubting her or questioning her motives because I just don't see how she could have thought this would be a good idea given that her son is promoting his album and is doing pretty damn good with his song's release.

Yesterday, One Kiss was all over the headlines. Now its this so yeah, not good timing.

Edited at 2013-01-10 04:35 am (UTC)
pepper 10th-Jan-2013 04:34 am (UTC)
God, I dislike her a lot.
Jaejoong's life is like a soap opera, I swear... Next thing we know, Lee Soo Man is actually JJ's biological dad. DUN DUN.

Edited at 2013-01-10 04:44 am (UTC)
kazu_kumaguro 10th-Jan-2013 09:07 am (UTC)
maybe Yunho/Changmin is actually his half brother
love_allure 10th-Jan-2013 04:36 am (UTC)
woah he's the spitting image of her. hurr durr durr comment i know shut up.
jkkwai 10th-Jan-2013 04:37 am (UTC)
I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY THAT ;;
jkkwai 10th-Jan-2013 04:39 am (UTC)
considering how she alr knows how netizens reacted to her reuniting with jae....she should know that this prbly will reignite the bashing again.

jae's life is such a soap opera i swear
purekpopology 10th-Jan-2013 04:42 am (UTC)
Ugh why is she even going on TV? it's not like she's sharing some epic tale of adoption/being reunited or inspiring people? She's just drawing attention to issues that are better left alone at this point.
love_allure 10th-Jan-2013 04:49 am (UTC)
don't know anything about their situation, but judging by all the comment here and yours the fans are mad right? is jaejoong mad at her? why you mad fans? idgi
oh_taetae 10th-Jan-2013 04:42 am (UTC)
Someone should make a movie about Jae's doram- i mean life.
8jj6 10th-Jan-2013 04:42 am (UTC)
I try not to pass judgment since I don't know her and what her life was like but she makes it so hard, especially since what she says she wants and what she actually does are total contradictions.
aifurikuri 10th-Jan-2013 04:44 am (UTC)
I don't understand how people are commenting on "how could she have done that" and what not. COME ON, stop lying to your self! How many times have you seen this story play in the kdrama's, hell just a few days ago someone posted an article about the difficulties single mothers in Korea face hence they generally or rather are encouraged to give their children up for adoption. So get off your high horse and stop judging. At least she's trying to do something to rectify the situation so that other mothers don't have to do what she may or may not have knowingly done by giving JJ up for adoption.
purekpopology 10th-Jan-2013 04:56 am (UTC)
I'm not annoyed that she gave up Jaejoong for adoption. She did the right thing if she didn't have the means to take care of him.

The reason I'm annoyed is that it seems like she's using the situation to get attention. I want Jaejoong to be able to focus on promoting his music, not being asked about his personal life.
aponny 10th-Jan-2013 04:44 am (UTC)
jasmineakaiumi 10th-Jan-2013 04:50 am (UTC)
wow she looks just like his old face
ciel_saphir 10th-Jan-2013 04:50 am (UTC)
Why don't people like her? I haven't been following this so idk, genuinely curious
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aifurikuri 10th-Jan-2013 04:52 am (UTC)
She's not the only woman in Korea or in the world who has been forced by circumstances to give up her own child. I just wish for a moment we could all let go of the limelight, and live the real life. Don't be a netizen, be a person. Take from this story what you can, and conduct your life in a manner that is appropriate, because this could be your friend, sister, or whomever facing a decision such as this.
falling_empress 10th-Jan-2013 08:51 am (UTC)
I agree...I'm not a JYJ fan so maybe I don't know the whole story, but I feel like until you are a single mother or something...it's not really your place to judge giving someone up for adoption.
aifurikuri 10th-Jan-2013 04:54 am (UTC)
I apologize for any grammatical or spelling errors. Night.
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