On January 27, he announced publicly on the radio: "To all those who have borrowed money from me -- somewhere inside you hurts, right? Please give me back my money!"
DJ Choi Hwa Jung then asked Hong Suk Chun why he cannot tell them in person. Hong responded that it's not in his personality to do so, and that he cannot downright say, "'I'm broke too. When can you pay me back?'"