It was confirmed that Park Jin-young, CEO of JYP Entertainment, and Jae-beom, former leader of idol group 2PM, have met in Seattle.
Korean-Americans living in Seattle spotted the two dining with Jae-beom’s family at a restaurant. An official with JYP Entertainment confirmed that Park stopped over at Seattle on his way to New York, but admitted that he knows nothing about what they talked about over dinner.
The meeting of Jae-beom and his former boss Park Jin-young has sparked huge interest among 2PM fans. The fans hopefully anticipate the return of Jae-beom now that the public opinion has turned favorably toward the former 2PM member.
The whole incident involving Jae-beom was denounced as a malicious “witch hunt” and poor translation of the supposedly anti-Korean remarks. However, JYP Entertainment warned against any misunderstanding, repeating that it was just a meal. Meanwhile, the agency said that 2PM will continue its activities with only six remaining members.