SEUNGHAN of popular K-pop group RIIZE has issued an official apology after a leaked photo and missed show appearance.
The images have been circulating online for the past few weeks and apparently showed the star kissing an unidentified person on a bed.
Some claimed that the pictures were from Seunghan’s apprenticeship and that the girl he was kissing was his girlfriend Allkpop.
Seunghan also recently missed a recording appearance amid the controversy SM entertainmentthe South Korean entertainment company that founded and currently runs RIIZE has been attributed to health problems.
He apologized to fans and fellow K-pop group members, noting that the band is his “priority” for the future.
“I’m writing this because I feel like I need to tell you before I get in front of the fans,” Seunghan said in the post.
“First of all, I sincerely apologize to the fans who support RIIZE. Because of my personal issues, I damaged the team at a very important and critical moment before our debut, disappointing the members and staff.”
He continued, “I also regret not being able to quickly apologize because I was scared and scared.”
“Since there was no room to blame anyone or make excuses, this all happened because of my carelessness, and I’ve thought a lot about my past time and actions.”
“From now on, I will give priority to the team called RIIZE. Not only will I behave more cautiously on stage as RIIZE, but also in any circumstances I encounter,” the star added.
“I will do my best so that you can feel my sincerity towards the team and the fans through my actions. I apologize again. Thank you for reading this long post.”
SM Entertainment also indicated in a statement that it plans to take legal action against whoever posted the images Soompi.
“Hello, this is SM Entertainment,” the company wrote.
“We share our statement regarding the unauthorized posting of photographs relating to a RIIZE member’s private life on social media and online communities.”
They continued, “Because such unauthorized sharing and distribution of these photos are clearly unlawful acts, we collect evidence of those who posted the photos through KWANGYA 119 and separate surveillance, and we also collect extensive evidence of secondary victimization acts.” such as dissemination and reproduction.”
“We will be filing criminal charges for all confirmed crimes and ask everyone to exercise caution not to unfortunately interfere in this case.”
SM Entertainment also noted that Seunghan “thought deeply” about “harming the team before their debut” and “disappointing the fans”.
“We will support and manage RIIZE more fully so they can focus on their activities going forward and work to impress,” the company added.
“Thank you very much.”
So far, several fans have been vocal in support of the star following the apology ahead of the K-pop group’s debut.
Seunghan’s Instagram post on the RIIZE page received over 200,000 likes and comments in defense of the group member.
“No need to apologize,” one person wrote.
“You don’t have to apologize it’s your life and you deserve to be happy I love you,” added another.
A third said: “You don’t have to apologize for your date.”
The US Sun has contacted SM Entertainment for additional comment on the situation.
RIIZE will release their first single “Get A Guitar” on September 4th.