NOTE: This is entirely my opinion about the matter. No bashing, I love TVXQ, I am a Cassiopeia.
So, for those who do not know… Cassiopeia, the name of a constellation is currently the name of TVXQ fans since 2003 given by one of the group members, Shim Changmin.
Because of the group split, having three TVXQ members in a new group called JYJ and the two remaining members continuing in the name of TVXQ, fans have been fighting all over the Internet as to who should be rightfully called as Cassiopeia.
So… let’s see. There are fans since pre-lawsuit who still supports the five members and hoping for them to comeback. They are nicknamed as OT5s too.
There are fans since pre-lawsuit who chose to support only JYJ now.
There are fans since pre-lawsuit who chose to support only the TVXQ duo now.
There are new fans of JYJ.
There are new fans of TVXQ.
So, who among these gets to use the legendary name “Cassiopeia?”
Of course, the OT5s have the rights to call themselves one as first and foremost, Cassiopeia is the name given since 2003 with TVXQ as a five-membered group. You can’t expect them to just throw away the name and call themselves Cassies only for the duo and JYJ fans for the trio. Well, we should at least pay them some respect. Out of all the fans I have mentioned, they are the ones who suffered a lot, and even now, some are still in pain.
The fans since pre-lawsuit who chose to support only JYJ is not rightful to be called a Cassiopeia. They are supporting another group now, which is not TVXQ, therefore, they should be called as JYJ fans instead. They are now JYJ fans from Cassiopeia.
The fans since pre-lawsuit who chose to support only the TVXQ duo now are still called Cassiopeia. They are still following the group TVXQ, therefore, they’re still Cassiopeia. No matter how bitter that may sound to their fellow pre-lawsuit Cassies who supports the five, that’s just how it is.
The new fans of the trio, JYJ. Clearly, they are not calling themselves Cassies so… Yeah, they’re quiet in these type of situation.
The new fans of the duo, TVXQ. Yes, of course, they are still Cassies. As I have said, Cassiopeia is the fanclub name for TVXQ. Some OT5s… please stop bashing them, saying that the name Cassiopeia has five stars therefore they should support the other three too. These new Cassies knew TVXQ as a duo therefore they love the two. How can you expect them to love the other three when they are not there when they decided to call themselves a Cassie? And to some duo fans… please stop bashing the OT5s. They are just merely hoping and believing, how wrong is that to you? They still have the right to the name Cassiopeia clearly because they are already there when you’re still not.
I’m an OT5 myself and it hurts me so much how I am not allowed to mention something about the past or something about missing them as five under a TVXQ duo video. We’re not saying things like “this would be better if the other three members are included too” but instead we’re just saying we just badly missed them.
Okay, I’m not going to rant. I’m going off-topic now because of this but I wanted to add this little fact.
Acknowledgement is what I ask of you, TVXQ duo fans. Cassiopeia is a constellation made of five stars given for a group with five members. There may only be two now and there may be two brightest stars in the said constellation but remember, the other three stars are still there. Just like how adults were once a kid, let us respect that TVXQ was once a five-member group and that there are people who loves those five together. They may not be where they are right now if it weren’t for the work of the five of them together.
Now, let me just say… We are not competing fandoms here. We are one. We both support Yunho and Changmin; we both support and love TVXQ; we are both their Cassiopeia. I want you all to know that there may be differences but we can settle it down, right? As a tiny drop of the beautiful red ocean, I think this is the least thing I could do… I don’t want to see a bunch of red seas but rather, a big beautiful red ocean which we once had.
Let’s bring the peace back again and make new beautiful memories together…
not as OT5 fans… not as Homin fans…
but as the legendary Cassiopeia.
I think I have made myself clear here. This is purely my opinion about to whom the name Cassiopeia rightfully belongs.