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Hong Jin Young apologizes for plagiarism controversy but denies allegations

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Hong Jin Young has personally apologized for her plagiarism controversy, but she has denied the allegations.

As previously reported, Hong Jin Young was alleged to have plagiarized her master's and doctoral theses at Chosun University, and her label denied the rumors. After a statement by her alleged former professor, the singer herself has spoken up on the matter. 

Hong Jin Young stated in her official statement as follows:

"Hello. This is Hong Jin Young.

Firstly, I apologize for greeting you because of such disgraceful news. For the past 10 years, I've been working hard spilling my sweat and tears, and I'm really sad to hear such rumors. I'm sorry for the trouble. I sincerely apologize.

I obtained a graduate degree for my thesis in 2009. I spent what time I had to produce the paper by discussing it with my professor and doing my best.

However, what was considered customary at the time is now being determined by a percentage, which makes me feel frustrated and upset that whatever I say sounds like an excuse. 

I think this is also my responsibility. Now that I think about it, it didn't suit me. I think I was over-ambitious.

I'm sorry. I'm so sad to see myself embroiled in this controversy. Looking back on the past, I reflect on myself if I was greedy in any other way. I'm so sorry. I was lacking.

I'll return my master's and doctoral dissertations. I think that's the best I can do.

It's all my fault. Once again, I'm truly sorry for causing so many people concern."
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melon1,642 pts 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

I feel terrible for her. She follows the rules of 2009 and because now certain things change people want to revoke her degree? I guess the degree isn't important to her now because she's not in that field. But still she paid money and spent time on the degree and she did nothing wrong. She followed the old rules. If her professor, her and her company is lying then ok. If they're telling the truth than omg that is unfair. I can see she wants this settle and since she doesn't need her degree she just think quickly cancelling her degree then every will shut up.

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Ymmz11 pts 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

This is unfair for her, after all the hard work she did for this thesis. But, if that’s her decision then I will support her. She’s giving it up to put a stop on this ridiculous issue, it doesn’t mean that she did what they are claiming. Honestly, I want her university to release a statement on this.

So now that she’s giving it up, are you happy now knetz?

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