Stray Kids’ Hyunjin Writes Letter Of Apology + JYP Releases Official Statement Regarding Bullying Allegations
JYP Entertainment has released a new statement regarding the bullying allegations involving Stray Kids’ member, Hyunjin.
Read the statement below:
“Hello, this is JYPE.
First of all, we apologize for causing discomfort to many with negative news regarding our artist Stray Kids’ Hyunjin.
As it is a matter to be cautious about, we ask for your understanding as it took some time to release a statement based on the exact facts after investigating through various routes.
We listened to the situation of that time from the fellow students who attended the same school as the member, teachers, and surrounding people, and with the permission of those who wrote the posts, we directly met up with them and listened to their opinions.
Combining the information from various people, their memories of that time are completely different from each other, so there was some difficulty in clearly confirming any of the facts.
However, some people were hurt by Hyunjin’s immature and improper actions in the past. Hyunjin deeply regrets and reflects on himself regarding this, so he met up directly with those who wrote the posts and sincerely apologized.
For resolving misunderstandings with Hyunjin, for accepting his sincere apology, and for showing support for his future, we once again express sincere gratitude.
If any others were unable to be reached but have been hurt by Hyunjin’s actions in the past, we express apologies.
Hyunjin has resolved to live properly while always self-reflecting from now on, and we will also pay extra effort for our artist to go down the correct path.
Lastly, we ask that everyone refrains from spreading false rumors and speculative reports, and we will take more careful measures regarding the trainee and artist selection process that we weren’t alert about before.
Stray Kids Hyunjin also took to Instagram to share an apology letter.
“Hello, this is Stray Kids’ Hyunjin.
First of all, I sincerely apologize to those who were hurt by my improper actions during my school years. Looking back on times when I was more lacking, I am embarrassed and have no excuse. I have realized that my actions and words that did not know how to be considerate of others have hurt others. It is too late, but I will deeply reflect on myself.
Whether it was intended or not, I don’t think I can be forgiven at all for giving unforgettable pain to someone.
I am deeply reflecting on myself as I know well that just because I apologized and they accepted the apology doesn’t mean that the pain I gave in the past will be erased.
Although this is shameless, I want to express gratitude to those who were hurt by me for allowing me to directly meet them to belatedly apologize and ask for forgiveness through this letter.
If there happen to be others who have been hurt by my improper actions during my school years who I cannot meet directly, I want to express my apologies at least through writing like this.
I sincerely apologize for causing deep disappointment to the many people who have supported me.”