Comedian Yoo Jae Suk recently shook up the Korean entertainment industry after he announced that he would be leaving his agency FNC Entertainment of 6 years. Shortly after the news, it was confirmed that Yoo Jae Suk had signed an exclusive contract with Antenna Music and would join his longtime friend Yoo Hee Yeol at the label.
In light of this news, his manager of 6 years, Lim Jong Yoon stepped forward with a supportive message congratulating the comedian on his new future endeavors at his new label. Yoo Jae Suk’s former manager shared his message through the comedian’s stylist, Lee Ju Eun‘s Instagram page.
Lim Jong Yoon shared that as he reflected back on his career working with Yoo Jae Suk, “all of the areas that [he] lacked in flooded over rather than all of the accomplishments.” However, he continued to reveal that while he felt like he lacked in many ways, he didn’t “have any regrets.”
Just like Yoo Jae Suk, Lim Jong Yoon proved that he was also just as selfless as his former boss, as he confessed the real reason why he personally never interacted with his fans. He disclosed that the reason he never conversed with fans came from a place of fear, as he was “afraid that each of [his] actions would reflect badly on [Yoo Jae Suk’s] image and reputation.”
And while Lim Jong Yoon may no longer be Yoo Jae Suk’s manager, he made sure to look out for the comedian until the very end by directing all of his fans’ upcoming letters to Antenna Music! He disclosed with Yoo Jae Suk fans that “starting July 15, it’ll become difficult for [him] to deliver all of your letters so please send them to hyung’s new label!”
What an amazing duo. You can read Lim Jong Yoon’s full message down below.
Hello, I’m Lim Jong Yoon.
I know that I am not talented with writing so please understand.
As I lived as hyung‘s (Yoo Jae Suk) manager for the past 6 years, I was able to witness and feel many things. I started when I was just 24-years-old and now I’m 30. Within that time, I got married and now, a new blessing has found its way into my life as I await the birth of my child in October!
As soon as I accepted the fact that I will no longer live as hyung‘s manager, all of the areas that I lacked in flooded over me rather than all of the accomplishments. However, as I look back on the 6 years that I worked as hyung‘s manager, I don’t have any regrets. I just remember having a lot of thoughts with all the responsibilities that came as I started to create a family. I wanted to improve myself.
I didn’t interact with fans because I was afraid that each of my actions would reflect badly on your image and reputation. That’s why I rarely responded. However, I believe that I can confidently say that I did my best as hyung‘s manager during your career with FNC Entertainment.
Lastly, starting July 15, it’ll become difficult for me to deliver all of your letters so I would be grateful if you could please send them to hyung‘s new label! Thank you to everyone who continued to support me even though I made many mistakes. I hope that all of your futures’ will be filled with daily laughter. Have a wonderful day!
— Lim Jong Yoon through Lee Ju Eun’s Instagram @_lee_ju_eun/Instagram