Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon recently performed in Korea for her solo concert, and netizens are shocked after seeing a former SM Entertainment idol in attendance.
On June 3 and 4, Taeyeon performed in Korea for her anticipated The ODD Of Love tour.
While the idol wowed netizens with her talent and visuals, the concerts also gained attention from netizens for the audience, which was full of celebrities. While many weren’t surprised that members of Girls’ Generation attended…
There were also idols such as SHINee, SEVENTEEN, IVE, and many more.
All Generation's attended Taeyeon's concerts
• 1st Gen – Jewelry's Eunjung
• 2nd Gen – Soshi, SHINee, The Grace's Sunday
• 3rd Gen – Seventeen
• 4th Gen – aespa, le sserafim, IVE
— Sara | pjo era (@WonderfulSone) June 4, 2023
Can we give awards to SHINee Minho for perfect attendance at SM groups' concert? From Super Junior, NCT, Aespa to Taeyeon 😆💯
Minho came to Super Show 9 and left his movie premiere behind hahaha i love this man for his dedication ♡♡♡♡♡♡ pic.twitter.com/QgcTGitbjJ
— 𝚊 𝚢 𝚊 ♡ 𝚜 𝚞 𝚙 𝚎 𝚛 𝚜 𝚑 𝚒 𝚗 𝚎 𝚎 (@sjsofabulous) June 4, 2023
— ꨄ︎ (@archiveforgel) June 4, 2023
Amongst the star-studded audience that attended Taeyeon’s concert, one person particularly shocked fans with his presence, and it was none other than K-Pop idol Kim Jaejoong.
In videos and photos shared from the concert, Jaejoong was seen enjoying the concert.
While the event was attended by idols from many groups and companies, the reason Jaejoong’s attendance was so shocking was that he was a former member of SM Entertainment‘s TVXQ.
After Jaejoong and two other members had their contracts terminated, after starting an investigation over their unfair treatment, they suffered for many more years because of being blacklisted in Korea. Even though they re-debuted as JYJ, it still seemed like SM had some hold on them.
When the videos and pictures were shared, netizens couldn’t get over how excited they were to see Jaejoong at a concert for an SM idol.
jaejoong announced his new self-owned agency on the same day CBX sued SM and went to taeyeon's concert days after he's a fuckin legend i love him so much pic.twitter.com/n96n3pPp3t
— chacha🍒 (@xbabysky) June 4, 2023
this is fucking insane… jaejoong actually attending an sm artist's concert pic.twitter.com/4GCAwFu39R
— ㅇ | THE ODD OF LOVE (@taengirenes) June 4, 2023
Jaejoong, shinee, soshi, ive , gidle , suju she literally gathered every generation at her con 😭 pic.twitter.com/GT2v0NKnsF
— daisy (@taengoosdaisy) June 4, 2023
Yet, while many fans were shocked, others shared that it’s not the first time Jaejoong has shared support or interactions with his former SM Entertainment artists.
Some people are so sure that Jaejoong isn’t in contact with any SM artists 😂 gotta remind everyone with this one of many evidence pic.twitter.com/4NzvOD2m2R
— AM 💚 BYG is back (@raindr15) June 4, 2023
Even on Reddit, a top post on one of the forums gained a lot of attention, with many saying how big of a deal it felt, especially after everything that has happened with SM and members of EXO.
Others also shared that while it was a big deal, they wouldn’t be convinced of any chance until the former members were back on mainstream television.
One fan even joked that maybe Jaejoong was ready to start recruiting for his newly established K-Pop company.
Taeyeon definitely showcased her influence with the audience, but Jaejoong’s appearance particularly excited fans because of the issues with Jaejoong and SM Entertainment following his contract termination.
You can read more about the star-studded guestlist from Taeyeon’s show below.