Taegoon who is known to be close friends with Jaejoong of TVXQ said during an episode of My Name Is Taegoon that he does not want interviewers to ask him questions about Jaejoong.
Taegoon says “There’s a lot of people who thought poorly of me, they said I blackmail my friends and take advantage of TVXQ, there’s many people saying that.” He continued, “I often talked about it with Jaejoong, but I don’t like people to look at me like that. There were many people who regarded us as good, but a lot also said I took advantage of it. We were very hurt.. I didn’t talk about Jaejoong for a while. I request for them not to ask but they still do and write about it.” Although they continually ask him about it, he says “It’s a challenge, I don’t want to give trouble to my friends. I don’t like bothering him.“
Videos of Taegoon when he auditioned for Battle Shinhwa five years ago were shared recently. After passing the auditions he made it to the final round when he was ultimately cut out of the group formed, Battle.
After hearing the song 친구의 여자를 사랑했네 (Loved My Friend’s Girl) off of Brian Joo‘s latest album, concerned netizens have pointed out the close similarities between the song and Taegoon‘s Call Me remix off of his second mini album released earlier this year. With the beats and the overall sounds to the songs being almost identical, it is being called plagiarism. What do you think?
My Name Is Taegoon Airs in January
The charm of new artist TAEGOON who attracts attention with his distinguished dance skill and has been called the “2nd Rain” is introduced. He debuted in January 2009 with Call Me, which starred Park Shin Hye and Hero Jaejoong in the video. Mnet Japan presents a special feature on Taegoon. Over three weeks they will air My Name Is Taegoon to introduce his charm. It will be made of exclusive interviews, music videos, his live performances from Sanrio Puroland in Japan, and other exclusive footage from Taegoon collected over the past year.
Episode 1 l 100116 – 7:00~7:30 PM (KT) l My Name Is Taegoon
Episode 2 l 100123 – 7:00~7:30 PM (KT) l My Name Is Taegoon
Episode 3 l 100130 – 7:00~7:30 PM (KT) l My Name Is Taegoon