The actor guested on the July 18 airing of 'Video Star'. It's the first time he has made a talk show appearance since the issue.
The MCs asked, "You were in the center of a controversy. Did you have a difficult time?" Seo Ha Joon responded, "It would be a lie if I say I didn't."
He then shared why he didn't provide any official statements or excuses regarding the controversy. Seo Ha Joon said, "Why wouldn't I have wanted to speak up about it? But everyone could just tell that it was definitely me and people were already aware, and I could also just tell that it was me [in the photos]. People already knew it was Seo Ha Joon, so I didn't see the point of speaking up and saying, 'Yes, that's me'."
He continued, "I didn't want to say it wasn't me. It was definitely me and there was no point in denying it. Since the controversy, I think I've only had about 20 seconds of happiness in total." He added, "I worried for 3 days about an apology letter. I wrote two words with a pen and then just dazed off for 3 hours. I didn't know what to write, whom to apologize to, or just what to do..."
As for the reason why he gathered the confidence to return, he named his fans and thanked them for being by his side through the hardship.