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Posted by jennywill AKP STAFF Monday, May 18, 2020

Big Hit Entertainment confirms Jungkook was in Itaewon, apologizes for their reaction and lack of preventative measures

AKP STAFF

Big Hit Entertainment has confirmed Jungkook's part of the Dispatch report.

The label said, 

This is our statement on Jungkook visiting Itaewon.
First, we'd like to bring up how various media outlets had called us about whether Jungkook visited Itaewon or not last week, and how our handling of the situation was problematic. 
It is true that Jungkook visited Itaewon. He did not go to the problematic place where the patient in early May had the confirmed case, and he went about a week beforehand. He followed the government regulations and voluntarily got checked for Corona-19, and we decided that it was not our place to interfere in his personal life.
However, we have no excuse that we placed the artist's personal life before we were able to emphasize the importance of social distancing. We bow our head in apology.
Jungkook visited the restaurant and bar with his friends on the night of April 25th. Afterward,  he did not have a cough or a fever, and his results came out negative. He is also deeply regretting on how he did not follow social distancing measures seriously.
Big Hit Entertainment is currently doing our best to follow Corona-19 prevention measures such as social distancing. We will work harder to make sure this does not happen again. We apologize for worrying many people, including fans.

The other artists' labels have not yet released their statements.

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im123possible-153 pts Monday, May 18, 2020 26
Monday, May 18, 2020

everyone should apologize to Mino too...they dragged him for doing nothing wrong...

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WinterVII199 pts Monday, May 18, 2020 16
Monday, May 18, 2020

I live in Korea, and its funny how these pieces try to find a scapegoat for the mistakes of businesses and an overeager government decision. All the clubs opened up legally, and there werent hard social distancing rules implemented. If it didnt happen in a club, it would have happened at a job place, or in a classroom. All it takes is for one person that doesnt know they are infected, or potentially infected, to kick up another wave.

You shouldnt try to demonize or attack people that did go out, because half of the country went outit was a holiday weekend and everything opened up prematurely thinking the issue was solved. Eunwoo and Jaehyuns managers or agency should probably be more criticized because they were potentially exposed and chose to keep working.


But thats a different issue. None of these people should be targeted for going to Itaewon, thats the rulemakers fault.

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