Earlier, he was criticized by some for not being genuine on the variety program “My Ear’s Candy,” in which he appeared to be romantically interested in another actress.
On April 10, he posted an apology on his fan cafe with the title, “For my dear family.”
Below is the full letter:
“This is Joon Gi.
“Firstly, I’m very sorry to be relaying my thoughts to you so late. I wanted to pay you back for your trust and your time with me by only showing you good sides of myself, but to think that this family would have been shocked and confused at this sudden situation, my heart was very heavy. Although this might seem out of the blue, I wanted to relay to you my genuine feelings.
“Since it was very foreign to me to feel another emotion towards a colleague that I met through a project, it took me a while to realize what my emotions were. She is a bright and warm person who understands a lot about me. Because we were being careful with the dating, I wasn’t sure how to tell you. I wish I could have told you in a better way at a better time, but things didn’t work out the way I wanted, so I’m very sorry. I’m sorry… and thank you so much for cheering me on and worrying for me.
“As for my behavior on the recent variety show appearance, I feel very responsible. I would like to apologize to those who have given me so much love and everyone involved.
“In the future, I’d like to make up for it by showing you more genuine and careful actions. And I will try harder to give back the love and trust I got from you with good acting.
“I hope that you’re not sad and tired because of me. I hope you have a good night and I hope every day is filled with happiness.
“Thank you always, and thank you again.”