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Nam Bo Ra apologizes for her controversial comment + addresses the sponsor rumor

By alice101   Tuesday, December 6, 2016   23,670   1,494   17
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Actress Nam Bo Ra apologized to the public and netizens for her comment during an interview that caused anger. She also spoke up about a sponsor rumor that has been plaguing her since earlier this year.


On December 6, Nam Bo Ra uploaded her letter to the public in a long post on Instagram. She wrote, "...I am sorry to those who were upset after reading my interview. I am sorry," referring to her comment about how she thought money and power are not that important for happiness and that having too much of it can be a burden. Many people thought that the comment was inappropriate since it was coming from a privileged celebrity. 


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She clarified her comment saying, "...earlier this year, I had a family tragedy and ridiculous rumors..." She talked about how even though she felt like she couldn't go on, she decided to recall happy memories from her life, pull herself together, and try to be happy, for the sake of her family -- especially her younger siblings. Nam Bo Ra said that her comment about happiness and money came from this experience, that she wasn't downplaying the financial difficulties some people might go through but was merely reflecting on what she learned about happiness from her difficult time. 


In the interview she is referring to, Nam Bo Ra had said, "I don't think the standard of happiness is having a lot of money or power. Too much of it can be a burden. I am a 'humble stone pot," so even though I may appear to be small to others, I am most happy in small things." 

The actress also addressed her rumor about having a sponsor after being spotted with a man in photos, saying, "...It is not a sponsor. The photos (with her ex-boyfriend) were taken after the funeral (of her brother who committed suicide)." 


안녕하세요 남보라입니다 논란이 있어 용기내어 글을 씁니다. 먼저 기사를 보시고 기분이 언잖으셨던 모든분들께 사과드립니다. 죄송합니다. 돈? 중요합니다. 살면서 없어서는 안되는 것 중에 하나지요. 이 점을 간과하고 현실을 반영하지 않은 점. 죄송합니다. 변명으로 들릴 수도 있겠지만 제가 말씀드리고 싶었던 것을 좀 더 보충하고자 몇자 적어봅니다. 올초, 정말 죽고 싶을만큼 힘들었습니다. 가족사도 있었고 말도안되는 찌라시와 루머때문에 너무힘들었습니다. 어떻게 살아야 할지도 모르겠고 숨쉬는 것조차 버거웠습니다. 매일 밤 울다가 이러면 안되겠다 생각이 들었습니다. 가족 모두가 힘든데 누군가는 힘내서, 힘들고 쓰러질때 기대게 해줄 사람이 필요하다고 생각했고 전 그게 제가 되야 된다고 생각했습니다. 아직 어린동생들 부모님. 나라도 정신차리고 곧게 서 있어야겠다. 그래야지 누군가 쓰러질 때 내가 가서 일으켜 세워야지. 그 생각 하나로 다시 일어서야겠다 다짐 했습니다. 그만 울어야지. 힘내서 견뎌야지. 처음에 웃는 연습부터 했습니다. 거울보고 입꼬리올리는 연습부터했습니다. 그리고 공책에 그동안 살면서 내 인생에 감사했던것들, 행복했던 순간들, 소중한것들을 하나씩 적어나갔습니다. 공책에 적어나간것들은 '동생들과 밤새 보드게임한거. 엄마가 끓여주는 김치찌개. 동생이 그린 엘사. 다 같이 모여서 무한도전 본거. 페이스북에 웃긴거 있음 태그해서 같이 보기. 라면 나눠먹기. 편의점에갔는데 1+1이벤트한거' 등등 이었습니다. 그리고 제 삶의 가치관을 사소한것에서 오는 행복을 잊지말자로 바꾸었습니다. 어린나이에 많은분들께 많은 사랑을 받다보니 거기에 취해서 자만했을 때가 있었습니다. 진짜 소중한것들을 놓쳤을 때가 있었습니다. 이제는 그런것들을 절대 놓치고 싶지 않고 살면서 가장 소중한 순간은 작은것 하나에도 기뻐하고 감사해야 할 줄 알아야 한다는 것을 올 해 힘든일을 겪고 나서야 알았습니다. 이런 의미에서 한 인터뷰였습니다. 저도 처음 살아보는 시간이라 부족한 것 투성이입니다. 부족한 점이나 개선할것이 있다면 달게 받아들이고 노력하겠습니다. 모든걸 감사하게 받겠습니다. 그리고 루머와 찌라시에 대해서 몇가지 말씀드리자면, 쇼핑센터에서 찍힌사진은 상치르기 전 사진입니다. 스폰아닙니다. 긴글 읽어주셔서 감사합니다

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    crazyft Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    this is ridicules ! she didnt say anything wrong...

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    kddicted Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    aw i feel bad for her poor thing. Ever heard the quote, 'Saying someone can't be sad because others have it worse is the same as saying someone can't be happy because others have it better'

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    jeyjin Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    She was right though. Money is important in this world but money alone won't make anyone happy. You can have everything you ever wanted and be completely miserable ( ex. Kanye, Wale etc). That's why allowing yourself to be open to letting many things make you happy is a virtue. I like people like her who can appreciate all the little things in life. You would have to be a really shallow human being to value money over all else.

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    thefabcat92 Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    of course money is important to some people, not everyone is the same. some value money more, some value relationship more. why would anyone be upset though..? it's not like she's pinpointing someone right? she talk in general. get a life knetz!

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    Fatimaaxo Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    You know what, Korea should be a silent movie so that way nobody can cause a controversy every time they open their mouth.

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    kasa01 Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    knetz are so dumb. when celebrities say something, they criticize it, when they don't talk, they hate on them as well. wtf is wrong with korea?

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    BigBlueagain Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    This was NOT a comment to be upset over. I really just want to collectively Gibbsmack KNetz sometimes.

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    BigBangVIP_NYC Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    I swear I would never understand the mentality of some South Koreans(I don't even think I want to as I maybe get "stupefied." What a somewhat weak society to live in!! The people who complains are the one that sit in their lazy asses and don't fight for their dreams and goals! "Privileged" hell yes!!! When majority of heir lazy assess going to the mall and movies she was working long long hours to be where she is now!! Lazy, unsuccessful, unaccomplished losers always see the light at the end of the tunnel from which successful people come out but they don't see all the stumbling around in the damn dark before successful people get to the damn light at the end of the tunnel!! And she apologized? For what? Because some lame ass people made the wrong choices in life and she chooses to not make those choices and became successful because of the choices she made? To live in a society that you can't speak your own opinion? And SK want to say they are a democratic nation? Give me a flipping break!!!

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    vincentrob11 Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    I think she had a great point in what she said. It can be a burden having too much money and power. Plus, money & power is never important in any way.

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    sun3sun Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Whereas Hollywood never have to apologize for anything they do

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