So, TVXQ is the reason I got into Kpop way back when, and while I don't listen to their music anymore, the FIVE boys hold a very very special place in my heart.
After the lawsuit and Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu leaving, it was really rough for everyone.
I recently saw a gif set of Jaejoong thanking his fans for staying by him and it got me actually tearing up.
“In the conflict with the company, I had tough times in my twenties. It’s not a proper thing to say in front of my parents who are here but we were like...we should go farming if we fail. Because the canceling fees (for the contract) were too expensive. We didn’t have that much money. We came out for our liberty and happiness.
We said, “If we lose the lawsuit, let’s just leave and die.” That’s what we were feeling. We wanted happiness so badly.
We won our freedom not because we were great or because we were very wise but because you kept cheering for us. Without you, we had nothing to rely on. We would not have been so brave.
So I would like to say, what I am proud of for the most since my debut is every one of you. Thank you so much! You are my biggest achievement.”