This is one of the most intolerable things I’ve seen in post-lawsuit fandom.
On youtube, videos titled: “JYJ Clean Ver.” have been uploaded. Watch “Taxi JYJ Clean Ver. w/ Lyrics”, to understand a JYJ fan’s definition of “clean”.
dhdhkpk, among other fans, cut Yunho and Changmin’s parts from old DBSK songs to create “clean” versions without the two’s vocals. It’s typical of hateful jyj-standom to say Yunho and Changmin pollute songs–that Yunho and Changmin’s voices make DBSK songs impure. I can’t tolerate this degradation and utter disrespect. Likewise, I am appalled these people think they are JYJ fans.
It’s been a repeated theme for such fans to try and strip Yunho and Changmin of their identities as DBSK. Whether it be JYJ Clean Ver. videos or on other online fandom platforms, they’ve tried to diminish the value of Yunho and Changmin as members of DBSK. I won’t quote the insults which have attacked both of them on human levels as well as their musical abilities. They want to justify that the two aren’t and never have been worthy of their places as DBSK members. As if to say since debut the only DBSK members have been Junsu, Yoochun and Jaejoong. Or that only those 3 have carried the weight of DBSK. This is not and will never stand true. The fact is, Yunho and Changmin have always been and continue to be DBSK.
Try as they wish but no amount of song cutting and botching will create a “new past” for DBSK, Yunho, Changmin, Jaejoong, Yoochun or Junsu. It’s a past that involved Junsu, Yoochun, Jaejoong, Changmin and Yunho as DBSK. And a history that each of the 5 have earned equal rights to, regardless of the passing time.
In trying to reject Yunho and Changmin, they’ve actually insulted DBSK as a whole. Hence, “JYJ Clean Ver.” has insulted Junsu, Yoochun and Jaejoong too. I think it’s fair to say the 5 of them don’t forsake their past, obviously including the precious songs they’ve sung. I can’t imagine any person in any occupation who would appreciate the retrospective belittling of their finished projects. Even more, I can’t imagine JYJ praising a “fan” for this. What kind of fan distorts their own artist’s songs? I only ask, how is this loving JYJ? How is this being a JYJ fan? Quite simply, this complete lack of respect is neither.
What about introducing the idea of a “JYJ Fandom Clean Version”? A clean fandom that doesn’t take every chance it gets to insult Yunho, Changmin and DBSK. Perhaps when “JYJ fans” stop focusing on the impossibility of rewriting history, they’ll realize who the real dirty ones are.
Lastly, I must point out the fail of cutting Yunho and Changmin from entire songs. In “그리고…(Holding Back the Tears) JYJ Clean ver.“, they had to sacrifice the essential start of the song because those are Changmin’s lines. It must be hard for them to swallow. They muted Yunho’s verse and filled it with an awkward pause plus lyrics to the silence. And at 3:11, they shockingly let Changmin keep major lines. Oh! Again at 3:28, they must like Changmin’s adlibs. Can’t forget to mention that they didn’t mute the chorus parts—frankly, because they can’t, what ‘song’ would be left?