Park Jin Young is loved throughout the Korean entertainment industry. He is one of the most successful entertainers and music producers in the nation. Therefore, it’s no surprise that when it comes down to business, he’s serious.
On the 6th, 2AM’s Lim Seulong appeared on KBS 2TV’s ‘Entertainment Tonight‘ and shared a time when he got into trouble with the ‘big man.’
He stated, “During our [2AM and 2PM] trainee days, if we couldn’t memorize the lyrics, we were punished. Boss Park Jin Young told us, ‘I want to throw all of you in the trashcan.’ I was shocked. Back then, it was a really shocking incident. The 11 of us from 2PM and 2AM gathered and we all cried.”
After reflecting back on this incident, both Seulong and leader Jokwon left a video message of thanks for their mothers. Seulong thanked his mom for paying for his music lessons (220,000 Won) on top of his living expenses (250,000~30,000 Won) and Jokwon said, “Thank you for your love and support. I love you.”
Now it’s no wonder why 2AM and 2PM are so successful. It was all due to Park Jin Young’s tough love.