Lee Hyori and Girls’ Generation‘s Yoona recently received criticism for going to a karaoke venue, and for not wearing masks.
While Lee Hyori put on a mask later in the broadcast, and Yoona explained that she wore a mask while going to the karaoke venue, and only took it off when they arrived, they still received some backlash from netizens. Both of them ended up posting apology letters for their actions.
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안녕하세요 이효리입니다.. 어젯밤 아직 조심해야 하는 시국에 맞지 않는 행동을 한 점 깊이 반성합니다… 요새 제가 너무 들떠서 생각이 깊지 못했습니다.. 언니로서 윤아에게도 미안합니다..앞으로 좀더 조심하고 신중하게 행동하겠습니다..다시한번 사과드립니다..
Hello, this is Lee Hyori..
I deeply regret my actions from last night as it was not right, as we are still in a situation where we have to be careful..
These days, I am so excited that I wasn’t thinking..
As her unnie, I am sorry to Yoona too..
I will be more careful and cautious in the future..
Once again, I am sorry..
— Lee Hyori
Hello, this is Yoona.
First, I am sincerely reflecting over my thoughtless actions and for causing concern. I am sorry.
I had a lack of thought and judgment during a time where many people are struggling and being careful. In the future, I will be especially more careful with my behavior in the future.
I am deeply reflecting on the fact that I have not been able to realize the hard work the medical staff and the citizens have been doing in being cautious with the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Once again, I am sorry that I caused concern to many people.
Lee Hyori is currently participating in the show, Hangout With Yoo, where she formed a music group with Yoo Jae Suk and Rain, calling themselves SSAK3.
During a recent episode of Hangout With Yoo, it was quite evident that Lee Hyori was regretful about her actions, as she was not as energetic as she usually is.
While Rain and Yoo Jae Suk knew about Lee Hyori’s “scandal”, they seemingly tried to not talk about it and tried to be as cheerful as possible.
The two constantly tried making jokes trying to lighten up Lee Hyori’s mood.
However, Yoo Jae Suk saw how Lee Hyori was not looking like her usual self.
Yoo Jae Suk then decided to jokingly address the “scandal”, telling her to be careful before their debut as SSAK3.
Lee Hyori then couldn’t contain her emotions and tearfully apologized to both of them for her actions.
Rain then revealed that Lee Hyori was apologetic even before filming began, as she tearfully apologized to Rain for her actions.
Yoo Jae Suk then gives her some words of encouragement, telling her that it’s only natural for people to make mistakes.
Lee Hyori then suggests that she should leave the show due to her actions, which causes Rain and Yoo Jae Suk to get upset.
Here’s the full video below!