LJ deleted all the controversial photos of Hwayoung from his Instagram.
On August 31, LJ deleted the photos that recently stirred up a controversy. Regarding the deletion, LJ told OSEN, "Hwayoung still hasn't talked to me after the controversy. But I couldn't stop thinking about her with her on my social media feed. And I realized that everything is meaningless now so I deleted them."
He added, "To be honest, I'm still having a hard time. I've been seeing her up until just about a week ago so getting my emotions together is not easy. And she lives right next door so I can't help but think about her."
As for netizens' criticism, LJ commented, "I've received hate in the past when I used to promote (as an entertainer). I honestly don't care about netizens' reactions. My relationship with Hwayoung was more important."
Lastly, LJ said, "My peers are supporting me. I'll get myself together and show a better self."