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As previously reported, viewers expressed disapproval at Jimin and Seolhyun's inability to recognize Korean historical figures during a history quiz on the show. It seems the backlash was enough to spur an apology from AOA's leader.
Jimin posted to Instagram:
"Hello, this is AOA's Jimin.
I took on the history quiz corner aired on OnStyle's 'Channel AOA' on May 3, and in that situation, I did not recognize Ahn Joong Geun's portrait. I even approached the subject lightly and showed an inappropriate attitude to many people.
As a celebrity in the public eye, I sincerely apologize for causing people to disapprove because of my playful mindset.
No excuse will cover my mistake.
Through this incident, I've learned that ignorance is the biggest mistake.
I give my sincerest apologies and will deeply reflect on my actions.
From now on, I'll do my best to have a knowledge of history I won't be embarrassed by not only as a celebrity, but as a Korean citizen.
Once again, I deeply apologize for my mistake. I'm sorry.
-posted by AOA's Jimin."
What are your thoughts on Jimin's apology and the controversy?