ENHYPEN’s Jay has apologized for his remarks on Korean history, again.
Recently, Jay hosted a live broadcast with member Sunghoon on January 10, and when Sunghoon said, “Korean history is fun these days.” In response, he commented, “I like world history. I learned a little bit about Korean history when studying at school. I don’t have that much information about it. After just a few weeks of studying and looking through it, it ended too soon. It felt like a short story.”
On January 11, Jay posted on ENHYPEN’s official fan platform, where he personally addressed the allegations of making disparaging remarks on Korean history, by apologizing for his remarks regarding Korean history and explaining that he spoke too carelessly about the important topic of Korean history only with his personal impression and accepted his mistake while pledging to be more careful in the future. However, his choice in words was met with backlash by netizens as they believed he sounded dismissive and had an indifferent tone, some netizens argued he actually doesn’t understand why he’s apologizing exactly considering he wrote, “Whatever the reason may be, I sincerely apologize for causing inconvenience to ENGENE.”
On January 18, Jay ended up taking to Weverse, again, to issue a longer apology for the situation, he wrote,