The fanclub of JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong, who is known to be a warm and generous man, has shown that they are like the idol they represent.
Kim Jaejoong’s International Fan Union has donated 6 million won to help the victims of the floods in Thailand.
This is not the first time that fans have done something similar. In June, the Kim Jaejoong Fan Club “SarangJung” (welovejj.net) donated money to the Korean Heart Foundation to help a 14-year-old girl who was suffering from a heart condition as well as paid for heart surgery for a 1-year-old baby boy. Also last year fans helped a girl who was suffering from leukemia be able to afford a bone marrow transplant.
Fans’ love for their stars is evolving. Instead of sending gifts, the number of fans who are now making donations in the stars’ names to charities or public interest groups is growing. The fandom culture that was once one-sided is now changing into one that is heavily involved in social contributions.
Meanwhile, the Thailand flood death toll has risen to 606. Also according to authorities, there has been a discovery of four more bodies recently, which will bring up the death toll higher.
The floods occurred in Thailand last July and damaged the homes of thousands of citizens. Even now there are still countless people who are suffering from the effects of the flood, which affected some of Thailand’s major regions.