Jungkook of the group BTS and Mingyu of SEVENTEEN officially apologized for their visit to Itaewon during the Social Distance.
In early May, the risk index for COVID19 was again extremely high in Itaewon as the confirmed COVID19 roamed around. He spread the virus between clubs and bars, and now he has about 170 patients. On this day, BTS Jungkook, Seventeen Mingyu, ASTRO Cha Eun-woo, and NCT 127 Jaehyun visited Itaewon secretly.
As the fact was belatedly made public, they are being criticized by netizens.
It is said that the failure to comply with the guidelines for social distance is socially unacceptable.
Earlier in the day, Dispatch confirmed the reality of “Lee Tae-won Idol.” Jungkook, Cha Eun-woo, Jae-hyun and Mingyu, members of the “97-born group,” gathered in Itaewon from the evening of the 25th of last month to the dawn of the 26th, it reported. Four people reportedly visited Itaewon restaurants and two entertainment facilities, and were tested negative in a subsequent COVID19 diagnostic test.
Big Hit Official PositionHello
This is Big Hit Entertainment.
This is BTS member Jungkook’s position regarding his visit to Itaewon, Seoul.
First of all, I sincerely apologize for the late recognition that there were a number of media inquiries last week about whether the political situation would visit Itaewon and that there was a problem with our response.
It is true that Jungkook visited Itaewon. However, at the time of the visit, he did not go to the place where the confirmed case occurred in early May, about a week before the date the first confirmed case went to Itaewon. In addition, we decided that it would not be appropriate to disclose the artist’s personal daily life to the public because we voluntarily took steps such as receiving COVID19 inspections according to government guidelines.
However, this judgment has no excuse in that as an artist’s agency, it does not clearly recognize the severity of Social Distance and puts more privacy on the artist. I apologize to everyone with my head down.
Jungkook visited Itaewon-based restaurants and bars with his acquaintances on Saturday, April 25. After the visit, there were no symptoms of COVID19 such as coughing or fever, and they were voluntarily examined at a screening clinic and tested negative. Currently, the artist himself deeply regrets that he has not faithfully participated in all social efforts for Social Distance.
Big Hit is following COVID19 guidelines and preventive measures as best as possible, such as keeping distance in life. We will abide by this problem more thoroughly so that it does not happen again. I’m sorry for causing concern to many people, including our fans.
Pledis Entertainment Official PositionHello, we’re Pledis Entertainment.
First of all, I sincerely apologize for causing concern to many people about the reports of MINGYU’s visit to Itaewon, an artist from Pledis.
Mingyu deeply regrets his failure to abide by social norms during the Government’s Social Distance.
In addition, there were no COVID19 symptoms such as coughing or fever right after confirming the visit within the period according to the recommendation of the Central Anti-Disaster Headquarters, but they voluntarily underwent a COVID19 diagnostic test at a screening clinic for fear of damaging the neighbors, and have thoroughly conducted self-isolation and personal hygiene procedures since the results of the voice test.
We also feel deeply responsible for the failure to properly manage our artists.
I sincerely apologize for causing concern and concern to the fans who show affection and interest, and to prevent this from happening in the future, the headquarters will pay special attention to its artists to raise awareness of personal hygiene rules and social distance and practice norms.
Once again, I bow down and sincerely apologize.