Gongchan has issued an official apology.
On the 12th, while talking to close friend VIXX's Hongbin publicly on Twitter, the B1A4 member wrote, "The fans all want your bank account number. Try putting it here for 0.5 seconds. Let's leave our travel and hotel fares to the fans."
His words became quickly problematic and he deleted the tweet in question. He also issued an apology quickly saying,
Hello, this is B1A4's Gongchan.
First of all, I want to apologize to the fans who must have been hurt by my words.
I was talking to Hongbin, who is a close friends, and I was reading the tweets fans were sending me. I should have been careful in my words since many people were watching the comfortable conversation I had with a close friend, but I was not careful.
Before I posted this, I looked up the misunderstandings many people had. The problematic part was that I replied back to him about bank accounts, and it looked like I was saying we should use fans for our travel expenses.
I understand fully that people can look at things differently. I also look up many fans' mentions about me all the time, so I thought I should talk about this for the fans who are hurt even if it gets a little long.
While Hongbin and I were talking about going travelling, Hongbin asked for my bank book and card, and I thought to myself that he was joking around saying that he was going to make me pay for everything. So I was going to reply back saying as a joke that we should use Hongbin's card for everything, but I saw that fans were replying to us asking for Hongbin's bank account so they could decide for us.
I saw that and thought fans were joking around the same way I was that Hongbin would pay for everything, and I meant that joke for Hongbin to reveal his bank account so fans can decide on our travel location and where we would stay.
I was being comfortable because it was a conversation with a friend, and I think I have hurt a lot of people. I apologize once again that I was not careful enough as a public person.
I will work hard to think more carefully in the future.
What do you think about the controversy?