Max Changmin was said to have pressed the ‘like’ button for a photo of TVXQ as a complete group of 5 members, drawing keen attention from netizens.
On November 7th, an Instagram account posted a picture of TVXQ as OT5, then was liked by more than 800 people, including Max Changmin.
However, fans of JYJ (Kim Jae-joong, Park Yoo-chun, and Kim Jun-su) responded somewhat negatively towards’s the “like” of Changmin. This is because Changmin has been focusing on his individual activities, which drew a line to prevent himself from reuniting with JYJ members.
Some JYJ fans also mentioned a story in the past when Changmin pointed at JYJ, who described the CEO of SM – Lee Soo Man as their enemy, and said, “This is not what a human should do.”
Fans of Max Changmin are also not happy with this situation. One fan expressed concerns, saying, “I may miss TVXQ as a group of 5 members, but I’m also worried that this could cause the rumors of a reunion to occur”. In addition, they also mentioned the ‘private life’ scandals of U-know Yunho and Park Yoo-chun, saying, “Changmin is the only one who is protecting the name of TVXQ”.
As the controversy continued, Max Changmin suddenly canceled his “like”. On the morning of November 8th, Changmin’s “like” on that post was confirmed to have been canceled.
TVXQ debuted in 2004 as a five-member group with U-know Yunho, Max Changmin, Kim Jae-joong, Park Yoo-chun, and Kim Jun-su. However, in July 2009, Kim Jae-joong, Park Yoo-chun and Kim Jun-su filed an injunction against their company SM Entertainment to demand the suspension of their exclusive contracts’ validity.
Kim Jae-joong, Park Yoo-chun and Kim Jun-su then withdrew from TVXQ and formed JYJ. Meanwhile, TVXQ continued its activities under a system of 2 members, including U-know Yunho and Max Changmin.