Lee Jin Hyuk Releases Lengthy Apology After Getting Backlash Over Attitude Issues Addressing The Kim Seul Gi Situation


Lee Jin Hyuk has released an apology to fans for his recent live stream.

Previously, we reported that Lee Jin Hyuk fans became upset after Kim Seul Gi said to him “see you later, honey/darling” during live stream acting like their characters in their drama (they play a couple).

He joined a live broadcast on instagram with Kim Seul Gi and Moon Ga Young to interact a couple of days ago, after fans saw Kim Seul Gi’s comment they began arguing in the comments, later Lee Jin Hyuk addressed the situation in another instagram live stream.

However, his attitude during the livestream plus his comments came under fire, he explained that Kim Seul Gi had apologized to him for the misunderstanding, he added, “I was going to let it slide,” his comment was not well-received by netizens who called him an idol with ‘celebrity disease.’

But that wasn’t the only thing that Lee Jin Hyuk said in that livestream that got him backlash, Lee Jin Hyuk kept acting as if it was Kim Seul Gi’s fault entirely going over the situation over and over again during the live stream, he also commented things like ‘what will you guys do if I take on a lead role,’ and ‘I came to scold you because you’re all fighting,’ netizens also complained that he seemed arrogant on the livestream.

On May 13, he issued a written letter apology to his instagram. In the lengthy letter, he apologizes for ‘causing concern because of my inadequate words and actions.’ He added that he is repenting and apologized to Kim Seul Gi,

“I sincerely apologize to Kim Seul Gi who might’ve been hurt by my inconsiderate words and actions.”

He wrapped up his apology with a thank you note to the PD and the production team who worked on “Find Me in Your Memory.”

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안녕하세요. 이진혁입니다. 시청자 여러분의 많은 사랑 속에 ‘그 남자의 기억법’이 종영했습니다. 먼저 감사 인사를 드리기에 앞서 제 부족한 언행으로 인해 심려를 끼쳐드린 부분 죄송하다는 말씀드리려고 합니다. 지난 라이브 방송에서 보여드렸던 제 행동에 대해 진심으로 반성하고 있습니다. 제 라이브 방송을 보시고 불편함을 느끼셨을 드라마 관계자 여러분과 드라마를 사랑해 주신 시청자 여러분들께 사과의 말씀 전하고 싶습니다. 배려가 부족했던 제 언행으로 인해 상처를 입으셨을 김슬기 선배님과 드라마 관계자 및 팬 여러분께 진심으로 사과드리며, 여러분께서 해주신 말씀들 마음속 깊이 새겨 앞으로의 활동에 있어 여러분께 다시는 실망감을 드리지 않는 이진혁이 되도록 노력하겠습니다. 다시 한번 죄송하다는 말씀드리겠습니다. 죄송합니다. 제 데뷔작 ‘그 남자의 기억법’이 오늘 종영했습니다. 끝나지 않길 바랐던 촬영이 어느덧 마무리가 되고, 사랑하던 드라마가 끝이 나니 괜스레 아쉬운 마음만 남는 것 같습니다. 부족하고 버벅거리는 신인인 저를 웃음과 긍정적인 에너지로 이끌어주신 오현종 감독님과 이수현 감독님 감사합니다. 또 막내인 저를 아껴주시고 아낌없이 조언해 주신 많은 배우 선배님들께 진심으로 감사하다는 말씀드리고 싶습니다. 앞으로 어딜 가더라도 감독님들과 선배님들이 가르쳐주신 모든 말씀 잊지 않겠습니다. 그리고 조일권이라는 캐릭터를 사랑해 주신 시청자분들께 감사 인사드리겠습니다. 배우로서 이진혁이라는 사람에게 처음 다가온 캐릭터이기에 더욱 잘하고 싶었던 마음이 컸고, 그 마음이 시청자분들께 닿길 바라며 연기했습니다. 앞으로도 좋은 모습으로 찾아뵐 수 있도록 열심히 노력하겠습니다. 그 남자의 기억법 시청해 주셔서 감사합니다.

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What do you think of this?

My Personal Thoughts

I wanna say it might be because he’s young, but Lee Jin Hyuk is born in 1996, so he’s not exactly a child or a teenager for such a slip up during the livestream. I saw it and he seemed so annoyed, it wasn’t even a big deal.

The entire situation was overblown and his livestream made it way worse than it actually was, his comments about Kim Seul Gi and attitude during the livestream appeared to me as if he was so upset that such a slip up happened on her part, its not a big deal, its not that deep and it will not ruin your career. Easy.

I don’t understand his overreaction but I sincerely hope he means his apology and will work harder. I have never seen a rookie idol-actor speak like this about his sunbae in the industry on a broadcast and this will follow him for a while.

I wasn’t that surprised when I saw big Korean news outlets reporters criticize his manners during the livestream. I hope he learns from it and moves on.


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