It’s not a secret that turmoil exists in JYJ standom about whether they support Junsu, Yoochun and Jaejoong equally. Perhaps the international fandom does not actively acknowledge this “issue” but it’s become more and more evident. A prime example is the Nature Republic Yoochun versus Jaejoong squabble. It seems that proclaimed JYJ-only fans persistently question each other’s support for all three members of JYJ. They apparently cannot be reassured that everyone in their JYJ-only fandom actually wants to support all three members (meaning actually support JYJ as a whole). Obviously these insecurities that they have will cause problems.
The latest and most prominent (although I’m betting the worst is yet to come) problem to arise is with their beloved motherboard site: JYJ3. Word has it that JYJ3 and the Korean fansite JYJ19 have historically not been on good terms. Fan consensus concludes that it’s perhaps because JYJ19 believes JYJ3 is way too “Jaejoong biased” and that doesn’t settle well with JYJ19. Of course everyone, even fansite admins are free to have their bias. But as already discussed, determining whether or not Junsu, Yoochun and Jaejoong are equally supported is a very sensitive issue for these people. So naturally it escalated to the point where JYJ19 has banned JYJ3 from re-posting JYJ19 material.
JYJ3’s post regarding JYJ19’s ban explains that it is actually disagreement over how to properly credit material from JYJ19. JYJ19 claims JYJ3 does not properly credit when they re-post JYJ19 material. And of course JYJ3 claims those accusations are not true. Assessing their unfriendly history with each other, as well as the through the grape vine knowledge that in general some Korean fans are not so fond of JYJ3 either, it seems the “proper credit” issue is an easy tipping point. Instead of confronting their insecurities over supporting JYJ as a whole, perhaps this was the easiest and least outwardly controversial way for both sites to part? I speculate of course!
Lastly, as usual JYJ3’s typical hostility and pretentiousness is all over their enormous JYJ19 post (Yes, I read it! It’s that enjoyable for me to watch karma at its best). JYJ3 included a whole essay about their established ‘place’ in the fandom: how they are hated by other fansites/fans and included a little history of their rise to popularity. It would be professional to simply state the situation and dispute it. Instead, they added pity points while boasting all their good deeds to clearly illustrate how faultless they always are. Despite stating their deep desires to just ‘freely’ spread the JYJ love for fans, they ended up showcasing how fandom politics-squabble cannot be resolved amicably for the sake of spreading that JYJ love.
At this rate, how long can the JYJinfinity standom keep going?