On November 13, she posted the following apology on her Instagram, "I would like to give an apology to everyone who was taken aback by my actions in the photo that was posted earlier on my social media page."
Seo Yu Jeong continued, "Despite the fact that I wasn't fully cautious of my surroundings, I am currently reflecting on my imprudent behavior which led to a huge mistake. I would like to take this time to sincerely apologize once again to everyone who may have felt insulted, and I will keep in mind so that such unsettling events will not happen again in the future."
Prior to this, many criticized the actress for her careless actions.
Netizens commented, "Seeing this, makes me feel ashamed," "the surrounding people are like 'what's wrong with her' whereas she's the only one smiling brightly," "If she is aware that it's wrong, why post it up on social media in the first place? Was she so desperate for attention?" "No, you don't need to be more careful, it's just common sense..."