VERIVERY member Minchan has stepped up to issue an apology for his earlier remarks on a 'V Live' broadcast.
Previously, Minchan faced harsh criticism from netizens after sharing a story from his middle school days on 'V Live'. The idol stated that after a female transfer student came to his school, and word got around that she was a girl group member, the encounter "cracked my fantasies about celebrities" because the "person didn't exactly have visuals that stood out." Many netizens also felt that Minchan was "rude" for addressing his former classmate without honorifics.
Now, on January 8 KST, Minchan shared via VERIVERY's official SNS,
"Hello. This is Minchan. I would like to apologize to everyone who felt discomfort due to my comments on 'V Live' during the broadcast on January 6. To ensure that the same issue does not happen again, I will be cautious in my speech and approach my work seriously. I also intend to apologize in person to the individual addressed. I am deeply reflecting on my poor actions and speech, and once again deliver my apologies to everyone."