Posted by Germaine-Jay Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Woollim Entertainment CEO apologizes for behavior towards INFINITE's Sunggyu & Woohyun


Woollim Entertainment CEO Lee Joong Yeop has officially apologized for his behavior towards INFINITE's Sunggyu and Woohyun.

During a recent Instagram Live, Lee Joong Yeop was reportedly spotted hitting Woohyun's head and calling his face "the worst." The CEO continued to make comments, such as, "Your face is 80kg, so stop it," and referred to them using mild profanity. When Woohyun told him, "Don't swear," Lee Joong Yeop fought back against their words, and the three carried on laughing. Netizens were split on whether the CEO's behavior was unacceptable.

CEO Lee Joong Yeop's official apology is as follows - 

"Hello, this is Woollim Entertainment CEO Lee Joong Yeop.

Firstly, I wish to bow my head and apologize for the thoughtless and inappropriate words and actions I showed in the Instagram live.

They were words and actions I should not have shared on a live broadcast, no matter how close we are, and after checking the content of the video, I expressed my apologies to the 2 artists who were there.

I wish once again to apologize to the people who were uncomfortable watching the live stream, to the fans who've supported Woollim artists for a long time, and to the 2 artists.

I will be more mindful of my words and actions, so that such a thing never happens again in the future. I'm sorry."

What are your thoughts on the controversy?

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tgantt94185 pts Tuesday, July 14, 2020 0
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

I just didn't feel it was appropriate for it to be done via broadcast with the CEO. That was strange in and of itself. I don't think it was a big deal to those involved but there are just some things that should remain private. It is good to see that they have a friendly relationship with their CEO though.



Kariyu161 pts Tuesday, July 14, 2020 0
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

I can't say what he did was right/wrong - but an apology was needed regardless.

Whether his actions were wrong really depends on the type of relationship he has with Sunggyu and Woohyun and what the both of them think. As outsiders, we can never effectively judge that either since we'll never truly understand the dynamic that they have. (Unless you are someone who knows each of them personally)

Would I ever be okay with with what he was saying? No, but I really can't speak for Sunggyu or Woohyun.

That being said, the fact that he's acting like this with them does provide the public some evidence of how he might act towards other artists who might not feel comfortable with that sort of banter and this is all being broadcast on a public scope - hence the need for an apology. Specifically one that was released to the public I mean.



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