On November 16 at approximately 1 PM KST, a representative from Big Hit Entertainment visited Hapcheon county, an area commonly known as "the Korean Hiroshima" and the residence of over 70% of South Korea's atomic bomb victims.
Posted byFriday, November 16, 2018
Representative from Big Hit Entertainment visits Korean victims of atomic bombing to apologize in person
A chief director of Big Hit Entertainment, director Lee Jin Hyung, held a private meeting with approximately 10 individuals from the Korea Atomic Bombs Victim Association on this day, stating, "We felt that it was necessary to apologize in person to atomic bomb victims who may have been inflicted emotional pain. While we did not intend for any harm, if there is anyone whom we caused emotional pain as a result of the shirt which contained an image of the bombing, we sincerely apologize."
To the media present, Lee Jin Hyung relayed, "This is a place where we wanted to offer our personal apologies to the association and to the bombing victims, not a place meant for the media," and refrained from any further comments.
After the meeting, representatives from the association remarked, "The victims of the bombing understand and empathize with the ongoing series of events."
As many of you know, the issue above began recently when Japanese media outlets denounced BTS member Jimin for wearing a shirt which depicted themes related to Korea's liberation from Japan, including an image of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
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