HOT: 2AM’s Jo Kwon openly admits to being asexual, genderless.
Today (July 30), the Korean newspaper Newis uploaded an exclusive interview with 2AM’s Jo Kwon. Here, Jokwon shared his feelings for a long time, and revealed his gender for the first time. Specifically, the cult idol once revealed that he was genderless, or neutral. He does not belong to any sexual orientation, identifying himself as a whole person rather than in terms of gender.
“In the past, I was scared when I carried a neutral image. If people say I look like a girl, I’ll pretend it’s not true. But right now, I’m fine with that. If people say I’m like Choi Ji Woo or Taeyeon, I feel completely fine. I accept myself ”- Jo Kwon shared.
Since his debut until now, Jokwon has always been known for his neutral beauty, he has a strong interest in makeup and performing on high heels like “drag queen” (transsexuals dressed and performing) with feminine outfits). This led Jokwon to have many rumors about sexual orientation, but he never spoke out. But now, he decided he would live up to himself.
“When I was 20, I lived to please others. But now I am in my 30s, I am grateful to be able to live the way I want to, telling my life stories as Jokwon. There are many laws, there are men, women, ethnicities, and ethnic minorities.There is no law that says women have to have long hair or men don’t wear makeup, women wear high heels and men have to wearing soccer shoes, “the male idol confided.
Jokwon also shared about his mother’s support and how Big Hit Entertainment’s CEO Bang Shi Hyuk cheered him on, leading him to live true to himself. In 2012, CEO Bang Shi Hyuk asked Jokwon what he wanted to do for his solo album, and he answered he wanted to be like Lady Gaga. Big Hit’s “Dad Bang” has expressed concern that this strange image will not be welcomed by fans. But it was he who bought Jokwon’s first high heels.
At the end of the interview, Jokwon wanted his story to inspire the gender group. He also wants society to be more open to these people, and also very happy when the social view has changed little by little.
Jokwon was born in 1989, debuted with the 2AM group in 2008. Since the beginning of his career, he has been famous for his neutral image, often bold makeup, performing with high heels. In an environment with many gender stereotypes such as Kbiz, not many people choose to publicize their sexual orientation. Jokwon is also the rare and courageous celebrity to do this.