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Posted by Susan-Han Friday, July 1, 2022

Highlight's Yoseob apologizes for making fans feel excluded after inviting select fans to an open chat room

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Back on June 30, Highlight member/solo artist Yoseob apologized to fans for a recent incident via his Instagram story.

Yoseob wrote, 

"Last night, I thought I would try to communicate with you all, and roamed several open chat rooms. 
During the process, I also created my own open chat room, and this incident, along with some of my other actions within a certain group, made some feel excluded.
It felt as if I've only had chances to communicate one-sidedly with my fans in a space with many people just listening, and so I hoped to communicate differently this time; but regardless of my intentions, actions which can cause negative feelings in others is problematic, and I did not realize until later that what I did was not well-thought out.
I would like to apologize to all who may have felt upset by the recent incident.
I promise to be more careful and thoughtful in my actions! Thank you for reading this long post."

However, in response to Yoseob's apology, many fans commented, "It's not your fault", "I don't see why Yoseob has to apologize", "He only wanted to communicate more openly with fans", "This should not have been an issue", etc.  

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melon
melon2,674 pts Friday, July 1, 2022 0
Friday, July 1, 2022

People will always cry about everything because they were not selected or the lucky one. Can't please everybody just do what you want.

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sun1e
sun1e-974 pts Friday, July 1, 2022 2
Friday, July 1, 2022

This case may seem a bit silly, but there are times when fans feelings about being left out can be valid. One of the biggest issues is the domestic and international fan priorities. I unstan groups that cater only to their domestic fan base. Idols also need to be careful when communicating with fans with apps/programs that only their Korean fans can access. Why would you purposely alienate an entire set of fans when there are tons of apps you could have used so everyone can participate? That type of selfishness makes me unstan as well.

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