eaJ Opens Up About Being “Canceled”
It’s been quite the year for eaJ (also known as Jae Park or DAY6‘s Jae).
He officially departed from JYP Entertainment and has been on hiatus from DAY6.
— eaJ (@eaJPark) December 31, 2021
Hello My Day.
I am sincerely grateful for everyone who has been with DAY6 and me. For the past six years, I have had a very happy time and made memories that will last forever with me. I have had a lot of thoughts and ideas, and put in a lot of work, but I am still lacking in many ways, so I can’t stay where I am right now.
After discussing with JYP, I am sorry to tell you that we have made the decision for me to take a break from DAY6’s activities for the time being. I will cherish the memories, from the sweat and journeys together to the crying and rejoice that we felt for the past six years. and will return more improved. This has been DAY6’s Jae.
He also has since moved back to the United States.
힘들기도했지만 행복한순간들이 더 많았던것같아. 고마웠어! 안녕! pic.twitter.com/myrdXNZNFg
— eaJ (@eaJPark) February 1, 2022
It was rough at times, but I think I got a lot more of the happy moments. Thanks for that! Goodbye!
He has started releasing new music as eaJ, which he previously teased as 88rising‘s 2021 Head in the Clouds festival.
While he has accomplished a lot already in 2022, eaJ has not been free from some major downs.
Actually, eaJ has been under many controversies, especially after making a “derogatory remark” about former labelmate and friend JAMIE during one of his Twitch live streams. He has since apologized to both MyDays (fans of DAY6) and JAMIE personally, and according to JAMIE herself, the two have also “talked it out.”
Just a wakeup call for Jae and for his future I do really want him to go for the right direction , and as a friend I wanted him to know this is something he needs to rethink and put in action. I told him everything about how I felt and he felt awful about it https://t.co/MaVju03sTO
— JIMINxJAMIE (@jiminpark07) January 20, 2022
While the two may have reconciled, eaJ had officially become “canceled” in the eyes of many netizens.
Now, eaJ is opening up about the past year in Season 2 of his DIVE Studios‘ Mindset collection.
It’s been the craziest year of my life.
Two of the biggest highlights include eaJ’s departure from JYP Entertainment and, unfortunately, “cancelation” following his controversial remarks.
I left JYP, I got canceled a few times.
He recognized that many people have come to know him for those things more than anything else, and eaJ referred to his mistake as “one of the biggest f*ckups of his life.”
Unfortunately, it’s what a lot of people know me for. And that might have been one of the biggest f*ckups of my life.
In the trailer for Season 2 of his new Mindset collection, he shared what listeners can expect. In doing so, eaJ also opened up about his biggest insecurities.
When I did my first Mindset Collection, I was still figuring out how to be better mentally. I still am worried that, I, as a person, as Jae, as eaJ, am not good enough.
He explained that the stagename “eaJ” was actually born out of feelings of lostness. So, he has been on a journey of self-discovery.
I originally created this persona because I had found myself lost. eaJ became an experimenting playground for that. In my second Mindset Collection, I’m opening up a new and different side of me. If last time was about my mental health, this time it’s about my struggles to accept myself.
And, of course, most of all, eaJ has acknowledged his past mistakes and is owning up to them. He hopes to do right ultimately.
There have been a lot of people that I’ve hurt… There have been a lot of misunderstandings, but at the end of the day, I just always want to do the right thing.
To hear more of eaJ’s story, you can download the Mindset app for free; it is available for Android and iOS.
In this nine-part audio series, eaJ opens up about life after leaving JYP, the importance of surrounding yourself with good people, how he deals with anxiety and self-doubt, and the highs and lows of his life since he recorded his last Mindset Collection. Become a Mindset Member and listen to eaJ’s stories now – only on the Mindset app.
Season 1 of eaJ’s Mindset collection is available now, and Season 2 will release on May 24. While there are free episodes to listen to, you can have full access to eaJ and all artists’ collections for $12 USD for an entire year.
Mark your calendars! eaJ is coming back with another Mindset Collection on 5/24 PT. Subscribe now at https://t.co/cfLIFNdkut or download the app to be the first to listen.@eaJPark #eaJ_Mindset #eaJ pic.twitter.com/mQQ6hqjVGX
— Mindset by DIVE Studios (@mindset_dive) May 13, 2022
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