On January 10, Jo Kwon held a showcase for his first single album 'Dawn' at the Blue Square Hall in Seoul. At the event, the singer was given questions about the criticism and rumors surrounding his dramatic cross-dressing performances.
Jo Kwon commented, "Honestly, I wonder why I have to purposely hide my talent. They are the talents and skills I was born with." He continued, "I have various talents and skills so I didn't want to promote with solely ballads. I debuted and worked my best as 2AM, a ballad idol group, and I will continue to work my best. However, as the person Jo Kwon, there are many different parts that I'm skillful in. I wondered if it was necessary for me to throw away my talents and hide during promotions, and if that would make me happy."
He also explained that the various rumors on his sexuality don't bother him. Jo Kwon stated, "It doesn't matter if you're a man, a woman, or whatever. I was born this way and I'm doing my best with what I'm given. I'm not too bothered by criticism and rumors. I want to become an artist who can use those factors as a great influence rather than being stressed over it. I hope there are people who gain confidence and courage by seeing me."