Posted by alim17129 pts Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Jo Kwon again addresses criticism regarding his drag queen role for musical 'Priscilla'

Jo Kwon

It appears the criticism is not over yet for 2AM's Jo Kwon, who has challenged himself of late by taking on a gay drag queen role for musical, 'Priscilla.'  Already, he addressed criticism with the release of the promo images.  Once again, he left a very long message on his social media on July 8 after the press call for the musical.  

He wrote:

"I know that there are a lot of misunderstandings and malicious comments toward the many pictures taken by the press.  I am writing this to help people understand...  You could think that it is just a gay show from the poster or pictures. However, our musical 'Priscilla' is not just a musical that portrays the homosexual and transgenders' views, but also a sincere musical that portrays family, friendship, love, paternal love, and emotions...

I just want to show my abilities and talents, that I can work hard and well... It could still be seen with a negative view out of repulsion.  That's why I want to leap over my limits and wall more coolly and diligently...

It is a bit hard because people only react to my job based on what they see, but I chose this road, so I am working hard to take responsibility by overcoming this. However, when I hear malicious comments or other bad things unintentionally, it does not work for me well on a mental level no matter how much I try... 

Come to see the performance personally.  Do not think of anything at all, come to the venue with an easy heart, and I would like for us to appreciate what kind of production 'Priscilla' is together.  This summer, I will take responsibility for 'Priscilla..."

He also wrote, "When it does not go the way I want, it is so hard.  Just come watch. Stop criticizing."

The musical started on July 8 at the LG Art Center.

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