Hoody Steps Up to Defend Jay Park In Midst of Itaewon Club Controversy
David Song, Dec. 29, 2016, 10:32 a.m.
Jay Park posted on his Instagram implying that there was some issues between himself and a club in Itaewon named Cakeshop. Some more details have arisen since then, with a clip of the video that calls out Jay Park stating that he is practicing ‘cultural appropriation’, saying that Cakeshop is being used to only increase his fame while Jay Park has never performed there a single time.
Once Jay Park gave his response, Hoody took to her Instagram to give her side of the story and her opinions, sharing that she herself frequented Cakeshop and had performed there as well. It looks like the AOMG camp won’t be visiting the club any more unless the situation changes.
At first, I'm hands off to this like well I ain't gonna judge this guy just because Jay Park's pissed off with him. I don't think it was serious enough until I saw Ugly Duck post the same thing. But still, I was determined to know the whole story before throwing shade on this person and taking Jay's side. Because if everything that Jay said was rude and wrong, then I'll have to sympathize with this guy for having everyone think of him as a loser. I watched the whole video. Everything is really great, the cinematography and stuff, the interviews, etc. It really is informative specifically to a fan like me who hasn't been to Korea and witness everything firsthand. Yeah, as I say, the video's great not until this guy speaks harshly of Jay, believe me even if it's not Jay he's trying to press on, it's not right to talk about some shit in a video like this. I wish he didn't say anything like this at all. The thing he's super wrong about is Jay being a popstar. I don't wanna say anything more. If you're still trying to catch up on what's happening, the Cakeshop is a club in Itaewon. It's pretty known. Whereas Jay said he performed into because he did his friends a favor and this man here thinks he's a popstar and disrespects him, threw a drink at his back and whatever. I'm just up to here. Please don't try to hurt this man so much because from what I see, he doesn't actually care. Lol. @jparkitrighthere @uglyduck062 @hoodykim I posted this because Jay, Ugly Duck and Hoody already spoke publicly. I mean they're open about it. They're not someone who hides these information from their fans. They don't have those restrictions. ALL I WANT EVERYONE TO DO IS LEAVE IT HERE AND JUST MOVE ON WITH LIFE. LOL.
Hoody commented, ‘Cakeshop was a venue I frequented since I started doing music... I got to know many talent musicians there... I had a great image of Cakeshop. However, last summer there was an inappropriate incident there, and that incident greatly disappointed me. I am not the person who was involved in the incident, but the victim is someone I am close to and is someone I respect and follow, so I could not help being angry about it. I actually wanted that person to regret doing something so rude and so out of line. I hoped that the behavior was due to being drunk, and it had to be that. Who would do such a thing sober? However, after watching the video clip today, I realize that he did it from true heart. Plus he is wrong on so many levels. Additionally, he did not even apologize to the victim for doing something that is clearly wrong, and yet he is saying strange things in that video while trapped in his own world. I am so disappointed. All the good memories and respect I had toward Cakeshop is now all gone.’
케잌샵은 내가 음악을 시작한지 얼마 되지도 않았을 때 부터 매주 자연스레 드나들던 베뉴였다. 그들과 함께하는 디제이들과 그들이 기획하는 파티 들이 항상 내게 멋진 바이브를 주었기 때문이다. 케잌샵에서 수많은 국내외 실력있는 뮤지션들과 만나 알게되었고 그곳에서 많은 재미있는 계획들이 탄생하곤 했다. 케잌샵은 그렇게 내 지난 음악생활을 돌이켜 봤을때 기억 속 풍경에서 꽤나 자주 등장하는 곳이었다. 굉장히 좋은 이미지로! 허나 지난 여름, 그곳에서는 불미스러운 일이 하나 있었고 그 사건은 내게 엄청난 실망을 안겨주었다. 내가 그 사건의 당사자는 아니다. 하지만 그 일의 피해자는 나와 가깝고 내가 따르고 존경하는 사람이기 때문에 화가 나지 않을 수 없었다. 사실 나는 그런 아주 무례한, 상식을 벗어난 행동을 한 그 사람이 그 날의 행동을 후회하길 바랬다. 술에 취해 잘못 나온 행동이길 바랬고 또 그래야만 했다. 누가 맨정신에 그런행동을? 하지만 오늘 저 영상을 보니, 그는 진심에서 우러나 그 행동을 했다는 걸 알았다. 그는 심지어 뭔가 잘못 알아도 한참 잘못 알고있다. 더군다나 본인의 명백한 잘못에 대해 피해자에게 사과를 하지도 않았는데 저렇게 영상 안에서 자기만의 생각에 갇혀 이상한 이야기를 하고있다. 너무나 실망스럽다. 내가 여태 가지고 있던 케잌샵에 대한 좋은 기억과 리스펙이 모두 사라져 버렸다.