In light of singer/song-writer Roy Kim's recent ties to singer Jung Joon Young - the culprit behind countless accounts of illegal hidden camera footage distribution - Roy Kim's father, professor Kim Hong Taek, is said to have apologized to his students at Hongik University for the controversy.
Previously, media outlets reported that Roy Kim has been summoned by police as a potential figure involved in Jung Joon Young's Kakao chat rooms. With netizens expressing their various opinions on the matter of Roy Kim's involvement with Jung Joon Young's crimes, some netizens were seen commenting on a college student community, "It must be difficult for Roy Kim's father to continue with his lectures." To this comment, another netizen replied, "Actually, [Roy Kim's father] apologized to the students during his lecture. What fault does he even have in this situation."
When asked, "What did he say exactly?", the netizen responded, "He said that it's all his fault. He said that he's sorry even if the students have no relation to the matter, and he admits that it would be sensible to cancel his lectures, but next year is his retirement so he decided that he would continue his lectures, and he feels apologetic toward his students."
Currently, Roy Kim is expected to attend police questioning in the status of a witness once he returns to Korea from his studies.