Ji Chang Wook's agency has apologized for his recent indoor smoking controversy.
On February 11 KST, his agency, Spring Company, released an official statement on their official website, saying, "We apologize to everyone who felt uncomfortable due to the behavior of actor Ji Chang Wook revealed in the drama behind content released on January 26."
They continued, saying, "In the making of content, there was a scene where actor Ji Chang Wook used an electronic cigarette indoors. It caused discomfort to those who considered it an inappropriate scene. Actor Ji Chang Wook is aware that his actions were inappropriate and deeply regrets disappointing many people. We sincerely apologize once again to those who have seen the content, the staff on the scene, the actors, and the viewers who loved the work."
The agency further stated, "We will pay special attention to ensure that such inappropriate behavior does not reoccur. Once again, we sincerely apologize for causing concern to many people through this incident."
As previously reported, on February 10, a clip of Ji Chang Wook allegedly smoking an e-cigarette indoors went viral on online communities. The post shared images of Ji Chang Wook sitting at a table with his 'Welcome to Samdal-ri' co-stars during a rehearsal session under the title, "Ji Chang Wook smoking indoors during a rehearsal in a making-of video for 'Welcome to Samdal-ri'," along with the comment, "You should pay a fine too."