4:52 pm - 02/27/2018

2PM’s Jun.K To Continue With Planned Solo Tour After Drunk Driving Incident

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JYP Entertainment has confirmed that 2PM member Jun.K will still be holding his solo tour in Japan, following his drunk driving incident.

On February 27, JYP Entertainment released a statement through its Japanese website that announced that Jun.K’s concert tour in Japan will continue as planned.

In the statement, the agency stated that the decision to continue with the planned tour was due to its contractual obligations with overseas partners. It also revealed that the release of Jun.K’s fourth Japanese mini album “No Time” will be pushed back from March 21 to April 4.

Jun.K was caught driving under the influence of alcohol on February 10 with a blood alcohol content level of 0.074 percent and he personally apologized. Since then, he has been on hiatus from activities and did not join fellow 2PM members on stage for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics Winter Olympics Headliner Show.

Jun.K will perform in major Japanese cities from March 6 to 22 on his solo tour.

Sources: OSEN & Naver via Soompi
volume1995 27th-Feb-2018 11:07 pm (UTC)
for the people curious; 0,074 is about 3 beers/drinks.

i have absolutely no mercy for people who drive when theyre drunk. even if "its just 3 beers". call a fucking cab, you're famous, you got enough dough to throw at an uber driver.
pearlychoco 27th-Feb-2018 11:13 pm (UTC)
and the fact that JYP not only "educates about how to prevent drunk driving and we have an appointed designated driver service that we have been using since 2014", but pays for the costs of using the designated driver service in full, is no excuse to drink and drive.
jasmineakaiumi 28th-Feb-2018 12:24 am (UTC)
mte - he literally has the least excuses of any person in the universe and still chose to do it.
miss_suunshinee 27th-Feb-2018 11:30 pm (UTC)
i see japanese fans tolerate a lot ...

you know they still give a career and money to douches like kim hyun joong lol
that says a lot about their taste for idols

Edited at 2018-02-27 11:33 pm (UTC)
benihime99 28th-Feb-2018 08:38 am (UTC)
i see japanese fans tolerate a lot ...
Which is surprising considering japanese idols have been suspended from their groups for lesser drink related offense
ashdevilrun23 27th-Feb-2018 11:36 pm (UTC)
sra_interesante 27th-Feb-2018 11:45 pm (UTC)
dude this is the right moment to enlist ..... and let people forget your face
aures 28th-Feb-2018 08:26 am (UTC)
i agree with you, however, this was not his decision, it was his company's - they just want to make money and don't pay the fee (which, from a company's point of view, i get)
glider 27th-Feb-2018 11:51 pm (UTC)
canceling an entire tour is very costly and the decision is the company's (Sony handles 2PM's group/solo activities in Japan), not his. I'm sure if he could he would've canceled the tour and just enlisted already. they also canceled the extraneous promotion events (fanclub thing and hi-touch event) for the EP, so it's not like they're trying to entirely dismiss the scandal.

anyway ya'll carry on tbh...
raved 28th-Feb-2018 01:10 am (UTC)
I came in here to say exactly this. I was only expecting to find a lot of unoriginal "junk lolol" comments.

It's a no-win situation anyway. The schedule was to enlist right after this tour anyway. If the tour was canceled and he enlisted immediately, people would be leaving "He's just running away!" comments instead. He gets hate either way, so Sony probably figured they might as well not lose out on a ton of money. At least they're only continuing with what was contractually obligated.
mikachi613 28th-Feb-2018 03:27 am (UTC)
There is no good solution to this, agreed. However, I'm sure he could do more to show reparations (do some community service perhaps?) and actually try to repair his PR instead of just riding it out.
raved 28th-Feb-2018 03:50 am (UTC)
I agree, he needs to do more. I'm kind of stuck between whether it's better to show that he's doing something or keep it fairly quiet though. Back when Khun's DUI happened, we only found out about him volunteering somewhere a couple weeks after he started because people spotted him. JYP originally wasn't going to say anything.
kcaomei 28th-Feb-2018 12:52 am (UTC)
nana_the_dwarf 28th-Feb-2018 06:45 am (UTC)
Had a shitty day, this made me smile, lol.
kcaomei 28th-Feb-2018 03:20 pm (UTC)
<3
cxxl 28th-Feb-2018 07:08 am (UTC)
I mean...eh...
aures 28th-Feb-2018 08:25 am (UTC)
while i feel like he shouldn't promote yet, they really can't help it, the cancellation fees are usually so damn high you basically HAVE to promote
maybe it's a good thing to just continue
benihime99 28th-Feb-2018 08:40 am (UTC)
JYP has more than enough money to pay those fees and maybe artist would think twice about drive drunk if we started to hit where it really hurts: their wallet
Even if Sony deals with jpn activity, his 'home' label has some responsability here, so does he as an indivual

Edited at 2018-02-28 08:42 am (UTC)
aures 28th-Feb-2018 08:52 am (UTC)
i agree with you! but from a company's pov i get why don't cancel it, that's what i was saying

i have lost a lot of respect for jun.k because DUI is a big no for me, one of my best friends got into a very serious accident because of a man who was driving under influence, i will never forgive and never forget, she still isn't fully recovered now years later
benihime99 28th-Feb-2018 08:57 am (UTC)
That's what bothers me
I get it from a financial pov, but as long as we place money first, things won't change.
I wish the court would add some 'no promo activity' to the sentence, thus forcing the hands of company and artist, maybe then they'd call a freaking cab.

I'm sorry for your friends, my best friend had an accident like that with a fucking truck no less, and I already had zero tolerance for drunk driver but now I'm just 'burn them'. It's so easily avoidable.
benihime99 28th-Feb-2018 08:47 am (UTC)
Cancelling a concert is costly, sure and disappointing for fans
But maybe if we sarted to treating dols, like we would any drunk driver, aka by making them pay (in cash) for their offense they would stop being so reckless. Call a cab, get a driver, call your bestie, take the bus, it's not that hard. Situation like these are so easily avoidable.

Both label have more than anough money to pay cancellation fees and if they have to take some money off his pay check, do it. Maybe it'll serve as an example.
bethmai 28th-Feb-2018 10:19 am (UTC)
Companies have insurance policies for a reason - it would be costly, but it wouldn't be as bad as some people think. This is just a bit of a cop out.
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