The Enduring "Friendship" (Relationship?) of 'BoA' and 'Yunho' - GoodMoMusic
Since their disbanding in , the original TVXQ members haven't been seen together for over 6 years, but recently at a military event, former. This is simply an analysis of their relationship as band-mates and fandom essay blog/advice column for the tumblr user formerly known as lightlee It was always Yunho and Changmin and Jaejoong, or it was just Yoochun. Jaejoong becomes a victim of Rebound Relationship after Yunho, his bestfriend since they were young, asked Jaejoong to be his boyfriend after his long time.
Our boys are just too presh. Later, one of the challenges during the episode requires opposing team members to face off and tell the truth about each other. At one point, when Yunho and Jaejoong get paired up, Jaejoong serenades Yunho with the Chinese version of their debut single, "Hug. Out of all the lines in all the songs in your catalog, why this one?
I could totally be off on that, but Jaejoong has blonde hair and Minnie has that long brown hair that characterized the "O" concept. I loved that hair.
[★TRENDING] Video of Jaejoong and Yunho’s reunion goes VIRAL on Korean sites
At this point, the group had released three albums, so there were plenty of songs to choose from. Okay, so let's say he sang "Hug" because it's their signature song. But that just raises another question: Why sing it in Chinese? I suspect Jaejoong did not mean for everyone else to understand what he was saying.
I also believe it was coincidence that MC Yoo understood the lyric. Jae wanted to sing something special for Yunho, because Leader-sshi is special to him. Yunho looks slightly uncomfortable by Jae's crooning and admits as much to the MC and the rest of the panel. And unless I'm reading too much into things, Jae seems to deflate just a little at that.
But that's been plenty. I don't know what brought it on, but our normally restrained Yunho is adorably doting to Jaejoong during the award ceremony. He gives Jaejoong the type of attention that makes the other man's face light up with joy. That sound melodramatic, I know. But look at the pictures. Honestly, Jaejoong could not be more in love if he tried. When Yunho pulls Jae in for a hug which he did multiple times that nightlook at their faces. They look blissful and at peace. They are where they belong.
Screw all those other people. Gosh, Jae looks like Yunnie's pretty girlfriend. Lean closer, you two. None of this is for show. None of this is fan service. The camera catches them as they are sitting and watching the performances. Nobody should be paying them any attention. And yet we get this: How is this anything but real? How can people deny the obvious affection behind this? Entertainment staff member proving Yunho and Jaejoong aren't nearly as bothered by YunJae as you think they are.
Does that mean they're dating as we define it however we may define it? Does that mean they've acted upon it physically? There's no way any of us will ever know for sure. But I do know this: Brothers don't look at each other the way these two do.
Brothers don't touch each other the way these two do. Brothers don't talk about each other the way these two do. You know who does? People who are in love. This is how brothers act. In an industry that leaves them at the mercy of demanding managers, fickle fangirls and obsessive stalkers, these guys have each other. When they can't get away to see their families and friends because of overbooked schedules, these guys have each other. And it's amazing to watch how well they take care of each other.
Even before they debuted, they were looking out for one another. Yunho comes from a relatively poor background. At one point, he was even homeless. It was Junsu's family that took him in and they came to be close as brothers. Yes, Junsu and Yunho are brothers I don't care about the lawsuit; all families have hard times ; but I'd like to point out Yunho doesn't treat Junsu the way he treats Jae.
Jae has been special to Yunho from the very beginning. Now let me get personal. Western society loves to play up these things. Look at shows like The Real World, Cheaters and any trashy talk show. We love to watch people fight and argue. We love to see relationships break apart and ultimately explode.
I lived in a town I loathed because of all the hate and ignorance it had. What was worse, due to my job, I had to personally sift through and edit all the vile crap the worst of the town's residents decided to share with the world.
Trust me when I say reading garbage like that has a major impact on your emotional health.
- The Enduring “Friendship” (Relationship?) of ‘BoA’ and ‘Yunho’
- Introduction: What is YunJae?
- Yunho is just as interesting as JaeJoong...
Also, I was hours away from my family and all the friends I grew up with. Yunho-appa, Jae-umma and the three kids. The support they gave each other. The tears they shared. The prizes they won. The scares they had. The hand holds, hugs, kisses, smiles and affection they gave so freely. And because it seemed so real or rather was so realI fell for them. Yunho and Jaejoong were just the candy topping on the already sweet cake.
Watching them interact was especially adorable because of how much they seemed to adore each other.
They are undeniably close. They look for each other across crowds. They smile at each other when they laugh. They protect and worry about each other. Actions speak louder than words, dear readers, and these two are just screaming "We are so much more than you think we are.
Changmin has no idea what's going on. But, as long as no one says anything, no one will ever think to question it. Which leads me to all those anti-YunJae shippers. I have nothing against those who like other pairings. I have nothing against those who can't stand the YunJae pairing. It's all part of the fan culture.
I mean, it's all kinda silly when you get right down to it. Why should any of us care so much about these guys' personal lives? It's those people who look down on YunJae fans as sad and delusional losers that really get to me. I'm sorry, but YunJae is not out of the realm of possibility. Let's look at some facts I love facts! I don't have to provide any kind of proof for this do I? We're all aware of this, right?
There are people in this world who are attracted to the same sex. And yes, that does include famous people, good-looking people and people in South Korea. Famous, good-looking people in South Korea? The majority, if not all, of the cultures on Earth tend to be hetero-normative.
This means that unless somebody states otherwise, we assume all people are straight. I can admit, I am guilty of this.
It wasn't until I challenged this idea that I began to see Yunho and Jaejoong's interactions for what they were. If one of the guys were a woman and they interacted the same way, I'm certain everyone including the national media! South Korea is a very conservative culture. They can't be out and open because there is simply too much to lose. It's not illegal to fire someone because of sexual orientation in South Korea.
I can't even imagine the amount a courage a person has to have to come out in such an environment. The life of an idol is one of little privacy and even less control. This is one of the very reasons Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu sued S. Everything concerning an idol's life is controlled by the company. These teens and young adults are trained from the second they enter the company on what to wear, what to say and how to act. What's more, given the idol culture of Korea, many fans feel personally connected to the idols.
The repercussions of the announcement resulted in angry letters and threats being mailed to the actress, her online homepage being vandalized and a surge in Shin Se Kyung anti-fan clubs. The nature of this fan culture has lead to the suicide of more than one South Korean star. Let's take these facts and use them to respond to some common anti-YunJae arguments. Given the facts already stated above, there is no sane reason for the guys to present themselves as anything else but straight men.
They would be dropped from their respective companies, be barred from appearing on any national broadcast television stations and be the victim of cruel and savage netizen attacks.
[★TRENDING] Photos of Jaejoong and Yunho's reunion goes VIRAL on Korean sites
Jae is in fact friends with one of South Korea's few out celebrities, Hong Suk Chun, who had to completely rebuild his career after announcing he was gay. This cover-up behavior is not limited to Korea.
There are dozens of examples of Western celebrities lying about their sexual orientation to protect themselves: Gender expression that is, whether one takes on traditionally masculine or traditionally feminine traits is not the same thing as sexual orientation that is, who we are attracted to.
The stereotypical gay man is portrayed as being feminine, but that's a stereotype! There are plenty of gay men who society would describe as manly: Manliness, or the appearance of manliness, does not determine heterosexuality.
Yes, it's true that Yunho generally maintains a very manly appearance. Jaejoong on the other hand He looks girlishly pretty when he wants too. He looks damn manly when he wants to.
He was a model before joining TVXQ. The man knows how to work it. I blame that hair. It's why I consider Jaejoong's forehead to be the sexiest part of him. Take those bangs away and Yunho loves Jae like a boss. That's kind of how bisexual works. Or it could just be another part of that cover-up I mentioned earlier. There have been support groups established for spouses and ex-spouses of people who married and then later came out as gay.
It's not that rare.
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And finally, the king of all arguments: Just to clarify, the top four photos are of a challenge in which the members had to pass a spoon from one to another without using their hands.
It was scripted and awkward. The bottom photo is a still from the MKMF award show.
It was spontaneous and heartfelt. Fan service cannot be used to explain an idol's every action. These guys do have moments when they let their idol guard down. And this is what we see. I forgot an argument in the first posting. The old "well, Korean boys are just more touchy than boys in other cultures" argument. Sometimes I wonder if the people who say that confuse idol culture with Korean culture.
I hate to generalize, but many of the arguments I've read against YunJae seem to reek of homophobia. I can't tell you the number of comments that fall along the lines of "You think oppa is gay? How dare you sling such vile accusations! There is such a sense of revulsion that lets you know these people can't even consider the possibility of YunJae being real. You might as well be accusing them of committing puppy murder. It's not a defect.
It's not something they chose to be. So if you dislike YunJae, fine. But if it turns out that either one of them are gay, it wouldn't be due to some master plan to insult you. They sent me and Yunho links to fanfictions. They were fun to read. Fics, Vids and More Surprisingly, the greatest piece of YunJae fan product was acted in by the boys themselves.Couple Talk - Jaejoong & Changmin eng sub
As part of their "Rising Sun" promotions, all five boys starred in a short drama series. Each episode was self-contained and had different themes. The one we care about was titled "Dangerous Love.
The two youngest members are taken in by a mysterious woman who is much more than she seems isn't that the case with all mysterious women? Yoochun is distraught with worry and Jaejoong Jaejoong is busy grappling with the suspicion that Yunho may harbor feelings for him.
The YunJae scenes can be found here. The drama gave us these great scenes: Fangirls ate it up. What made it even better was the fact that the drama was created to stifle the growing YunJae fanship. It doesn't really work when the two guys both admit they both became shy and nervous around each other for weeks following the filming. I stand behind my decision: YunJae Everlasting - I don't think this site is active anymore, but the discussion boards are still up and they make for some great reading.
They're rebuilding the comm! Bubbly Shotgun - All married couples fight. Yunho and Jaejoong aren't any exception. No words can describe how adorable this is. She is proud of her son and mentions it at dinner. Yunho has a huge argument about his future with his father. The teen is nicer. He thinks about how he wants to move out as soon as possible.
Yunho hears from his friends that SME is holding try-outs. Yunho dislikes Jaejoong because the older teen looks girly and comes off as cold. Who does Yunho think he is not to like me! Yunho slowly breaks the barriers Jaejoong still has around from his bad boy days. Jae has a girlfriend named Misun. Jaejoong is upset, and Yunho comforts the other teen. Yunho has a girlfriend named Eunhee.
That devastates Jae seeing as the one thing, music, which brought about such a positive change in his life, he failed at. He vows never to do music again. Eunhee and Yunho breakup. Early — Employment Jaejoong gets a job at a daycare center to help pay for college in the future. Jaejoong dates a girl named Heajung. Jaejoong and Heajung part ways because she senses something weird between Jaejoong and Yunho. Yunho declares himself a pre-law major while Jaejoong is undecided. Jae sees how unhappy pre-law makes Yunho.
Yunho has a girlfriend Hyunjae. Yoochun asks Jae if he and Yunho are dating because of the way they act around each other. Su questions Yunho the way Chun did Jae.
YunJae starts to think about their feelings. Summer — Confession and Ending Employment Jaejoong tells Yunho that he likes the younger man more than a friend. Yunho takes time to come to terms with his feelings and also the fact that one of his best male friend likes him more than a friend. They start dating July 31st.
Jaejoong quits his job at the daycare center. His parents will help out with the rest of college. Fall Semester — Majors Jaejoong needs to declare a major; Yunho helps him choose music.
Jae ends up focusing on composing and song writing. He helps Yunho stand up to his father and change his major to dance. Yunho is afraid of their reaction like he is with his own parents, namely his father. YunJae tells the Kims. Yunho acts nervous at home. Fall Semester — Explosion!
Employment and Family Ties Yunho tells his parents about his relationship with Jaejoong over the phone. Jung loves her son. Yunho gets a job at a dance studio to help pay for school. He also becomes closer with the Kim family and spends more time with them then he does his own family.
Fall Semester — Paaarrr-tay! They have final projects they must complete before graduating. Yunho has to choreograph and perform a dance using a song senior music majors write while Jaejoong has to compose a song for a dance major or score for a film major.
The music, dance, and film majors must collaborate. YunJae work together and get the highest grades and best reception at the Senior Showcase the school has ever seen.
May — Diplomas and Fathers YunJae graduates from college! Jung attend the ceremony because Jaejoong called and insisted they both come and also because what Jae said was the push that helped Mrs.
Jung see how just badly her husband was treating her only son. Kim asks his son when Jaejoong is going to bring him a grandson. Yunho continues to work at a dance studio while he sends his portfolio and resume to companies hoping to start his choreographing career.
Companies are surprised to learn Jae can compose and write song lyrics and Yunho can choreograph and teach dance. YunJae gets an apartment together. Spring — Careers Jaejoong gets a job writing a song at a small entertainment company. Yunho gets a job at a small entertainment company choreographing a song. The song and dance receives moderate success.