Actress Seo Min Jung spoke up about her controversial gift to BTS.
On April 12, BTS guested on SiriusXM. During the radio show, the idols were gifted custom headwear.
Jimin later revealed via Twitter the gift was actually prepared by Seo Min Jung and expressed appreciation.
Seo Min Jung was able to meet BTS at the SiriusXM studio as the "translator."
The gift became controversial after it was revealed the headwear is made by Seo Min Jung's friend's company. Several fans criticized Seo Min Jung for using BTS to help promote her friend's business.
In response to the issue, Seo Min Jung spoke with Ilgan Sports on April 19, and stated, "Making money by promoting my friend's business is unimaginable."
Seo Min Jung also explained she didn't actually attend the radio show as a translator but was invited by a radio show associate who she has a close relationship with. She explained she just wanted to give a special gift and it was also discussed with the producer ahead of time.
Seo Min Jung said, "I was just happy to meet BTS so I uploaded photos with them and my peer but misunderstandings were formed. I have deleted the post because I don't want to cause harm to BTS. My peer has also deleted the photo. I sincerely apologize if there were misunderstandings. I am sorry for causing concerns."