On July 18, Chanyeol addressed his actions of illegally downloading Pokemon Gold and Silver. However, the idol star continued to be criticized by netizens for his poor grammar, writing skills, and lack of sincerity.
Netizens claim that Chanyeol sounded inappropriately joyful and excited, judging by his use of exclamation points. He was also called insincere for uploading a random picture of him along with the apology. In addition, he referred to himself using the third person, which made the overall writing sound childish and unprofessional.
As a result of the harsh criticism, Chanyeol first edited his post by taking out his photo and exclamation points. Soon after, he further edited the post by removing the use of the third person. However, despite the changes, netizens and even some fans have turned against Chanyeol for his continuous "inappropriate behavior".
안녕하세요 찬열입니다. 오늘 이렇게 글을 올린 이유는 여러분들께 사과를 드리기 위해서 글을 몇자 적어보려 합니다. 우선 저도 게임을 굉장히 좋아하는 사람이고 공인으로서 이번 인스타그램에 불법으로 게임을 돌리는 영상을 올린 행동은 굉장히 경솔했던 행동이라고 생각하고 정품을 애용하는 유저분들 및 불쾌하셨던 모든분들께 사과드리겠습니다. 앞으로도 항상 많은 부분에서 조심하고 정품을 이용하겠습니다.