Star Empire Releases Official Statement and Junyoung Updates Twitter, Agreement Reached


Star Empire has released their official statement regarding the latest controversy with ZE:A‘s leader Junyoung‘s series of tweets criticizing the company’s CEO Shin Joo Hak.

The following is the official statement released by Star Empire, sent out at 8:25am on September 22:

“Hello, this is Star Empire. Firstly, we apologize for causing the ZE:A fans to worry.

Late last night, Moon Junyoung and CEO Shin Joo Hak met, shared their honest feelings, and made up. Talking to the heart’s content the entire night with Junyoung, we were able to successfully arrive at an understanding.

We should have been more attentive and had proper discussions, but since we worked together for such a long time, we have assumed that they understood, which ended up causing more misunderstanding. Through this opportunity, we will try to show that we will try harder to collaborate and work together.

Lastly, we would like to sincerely apologize again that we are truly sorry for causing so much concern to all who love and care about ZE:A and Star Empire.”

See also: ZE:A Leader Moon Junyoung Reveals Changes to Star Empire Contract, Urges Agencies to Treat K-Pop Idols Better

Junyoung has also posted messages to the public on Twitter regarding the incident. He tweeted:

“This is ZE:A’s Junyoung. First, I’m really sorry for causing so much trouble today. I just finished talking to the CEO and we worked it out, and I’m so glad that my sincerity was communicated. I want to thank our CEO for listening to us and caring about us.

.. I just wanted to let you know this. It’s all pitiful, especially after working things out with our CEO, who is now scolded by the fans and the public.. Look at this, everyone.. It’s just like our CEO and I had a family feud. Other agencies may be worse than this.. but the reason why I’m stopping now is because I don’t want to see our CEO be left alone..

What I misunderstood.. all the emotions.. since all the other agencies are the same, CEO Shin Joo Hak was the one who had to see blood.. because everyone else avoids it.. Because they only know how to watch fights, passing by as if it’s not their business, saying that this is how world is run. I’m sure there are people who do this. Now we’ve bought our company’s heart..

For the other celebrities’ sake, I will continue to criticize. I think they should know how to watch them fight and stand by their side and protect, like me… especially if you are a male CEO. Now I, with ZE:A, will protect Star Empire and CEO Shin Joo Hak. Specifically, I love our ZE:A’S so much

This isn’t just my opinion.. Siwan was busy with his schedule.. One entertainment CEO apologized and cried in front of the eight of us, and seeing those tears I just felt like I needed to protect him more. After all this, he is someone that I trusted, and now he’s on our side.. I’m telling you firmly that nine of us are sticking together stronger.

Our CEO today, really.. he protected us and listened to me. The other stories attached to this, now only we will continue to know.. We cried so much today and I felt that when we confront with our hearts, we can understand each other. We saw tears…”

Along with the last Tweet, he posted a photo of the CEO’s signature.

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