You may have seen a banner being pulled by an airplane in the sky this afternoon over Mountlake Terrace that read “J. WHAT TIME IS IT NOW?”
For the past several weeks, a group of fans have been raising money to send a message to former Korean pop star Jar Park, or Jaebeom. You may ask “well what does this have to do with Seattle or Mountlake Terrace?” Well, stay with me here and I’ll explain.
Jay Park was born and raised in the Seattle area. He applied to be part of an entertainment group in Korea. He was accepted to be a part of a group that was eventually called 2 PM. I’d never heard of the group but apparently they are a big deal in Korea and elsewhere around the world. They’ve had a few #1 songs in Korea over the past couple years.
Recently some negative comments Jay Park made about Korea were somehow hacked out of his Myspace account. Lots of his fans got upset and this led to him eventually leaving the group and moving back to Seattle earlier this month.
Today’s banner is part of an international effort by 2 PM’s fans to tell Jaebeom that they still support him. The banner project was organized mostly through Twitter and a website for fans of the group.