His agency, NH Media, stated through a press release on March 7, "The account has not been deleted, only the photo has been removed." They added, "It seems the photo has been deleted due to netizens' negative comments as well as not to hinder his wife psychologically with the incoming responses."
Lim Chang Jung commented on the issue, "After having dinner with an acquaintance nearby, my wife volunteered to be my designated driver. She took safety precautions and obeyed traffic laws. It seems there had been some misunderstanding with the photo, as it was only meant to be a joking matter. I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused and would like to thank everyone for my wife's safety concerns."
Netizens commented, "Is this even an issue really?" "I don't get it. His wife was clearly aware he had gone out for drinks and she was the one who volunteered to drive him home because she was worried about him. Are pregnant women not allowed to drive???" "They're tackling him for no apparent reason..." "When I was due, I drove myself to the hospital to give birth. This is no big deal!"