Lee Young Ji has issued an apology for the scandal that erupted after her seeming indifference to the generosity of SEVENTEEN member DK became public knowledge. A social media post by Lee Young Ji apologizing in English was made on the 2nd. The poster promised to be more circumspect going forward because she could relate to the sentiments expressed in the message. To everyone, I apologize.
According to a screenshot that Lee Young Ji shared on social media on January 1st, he appeared to be making fun of a comment made by a user posing as DK of SEVENTEEN. The user’s statement read: “Young Ji, let’s receive lots of luck in the New Year!” You put in a lot of effort this year; it must have been rewarding. I wish you even greater success in 2024 because I’m constantly rooting for you. When I told her to “eat well and take care of your health,” she said, “DK, you’re truly the funniest person in the world.”
Something along these lines happened on last year’s web variety show “There’s Nothing Much To Offer,” which featured an episode concerning DK and Lee Young Ji’s remarks.
“I frequently got lengthy text messages from senior DK that appeared to be spam,” Lee Young Ji said on the episode. I was compelled to respond with an equally lengthy note. Following this, she shared a lengthy text message from DK, to which Joshua, another member, commented, “DK has a thing for sending long, emotional text messages.”
Overseas supporters were quick to criticize Lee Young Ji because they thought he was ignoring DK’s compassion. “The screenshot was cut off, but of course, I replied,” Lee Young Ji clarified in an English apology before deleting the post. Before publishing it, I sought approval.
My deepest apologies, Lee Young Ji added. It was never my goal to do that. The thoughtful texts and tender moments from DK senior are always appreciated. This is an area where she has great regard for him, and from him, she has learned to be passionate and honest, she went on to say. Even if part of the screenshot was cropped, I still responded. Plus, I was authorized to share it.
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“However, I understood how fans of SEVENTEEN might have felt about my post,” Lee Young Ji said. From now on, I shall exercise greater caution. “I will not upload such posts again,” I pledged while apologizing to everyone.
Here are some tweets by fans:
im so mad when ppl mocking him just bcs he sent a long ass paragraph to praise or compliment someone. it’s his fucking love language. can’t u say thankyou and move on instead of mocking him at something that he genuinely expressed his love to? y’all deadass annoying asfuck.
— wawa.dcim ✧*.｡*♡ (@melancholyboba) January 1, 2024
a reminder that we do not need to overanalyzed things especially when both parties knew each other personally very well! 😆 we’re bystanders yall get a grip… im so sorry you had to go through that youngji.. 🥲 https://t.co/e6PnDuHZxr
— mi (@lilacscrescent) January 2, 2024
Notice that she’s using english??? Bcs some of you didnt even get the actual context/nuance and twisted the their interactions and blame her for smth that’s not even her fault, even provoked others with ur narratives https://t.co/Er0eBtDDmI
— 캠프파이어 01:44 🍒💕 (@cherishthe17) January 2, 2024
“It was just a joke, why be so sensitive?” was the common refrain among internet users who backed Lee Young Ji, even though the whole thing was a communication breakdown. Furthermore, “Is this really something that requires a formal apology?” You can also join us on our Twitter account for more updates. You can also share your views in the comment section below.