While in China for an event recently, the car that T.O.P was riding in came to a stop as it was surrounded by passionate fans who were following on motorcycles and in taxis, vans, and cars. It was then that he was captured by a fan on camera as he rolled down his window and dropped a cigarette butt out of the window. After fans yelled out to him in Korean, T.O.P then made a small heart with his fingers.
On March 14, T.O.P stated, “I sincerely apologize for disappointing my fans. I am very embarrassed.” He adds, “When I’m smoking in a car or somewhere else, I throw the butts out in an ashtray, but I made a huge mistake as I was riding in someone else’s car. Anyway, I have no excuse.”
It has been reported that T.O.P was riding in a car provided by the event organizer at the time.
Images of the incident that were taken by the fan can be viewed here.
What do you think of T.O.P’s actions?