JBJ’s Kim Tae Dong has personally taken to his Instagram to apologize to his fans.
On July 27, the former “Produce 101 Season 2” contestant wrote a message after news arose that he had reportedly requested to terminate his contract with his current agency, The Vibe Label.
He said, “First, I want to say that I’m thankful for and sorry to everyone who has been been waiting for me, worried about me, and has been supporting me for a long time. Up until now, I had no choice but to spend my time quietly due to psychological torment and wordless pressure.”
“However, now that I think about it, I think [this] is a time that is necessary for the future.
“I have thought and worried a lot about those who were curious about me. I also really wanted to post messages and communicate with you all, but I would be thankful if you would understand that I had my own personal circumstances.”
“As of now, I can only say that I am sorry to the people who have worried and thought about me regarding this matter. However, while I experienced a large amount of pain at 21, those situations will only become my foundation.”
“I have been regularly practicing so that my singing and dancing do not deteriorate, and I’m taking good care of my health. I will also become a Kim Tae Dong who tries harder. Once again, I am very sorry that I have caused [you all] to worry and wait for a long time.”
안녕하세요. 김태동입니다. 일단 오랜 시간 동안 저를 기다려 주시고 걱정해 주시고 응원해 주신 분들께 너무 감사하면서도 죄송합니다. 지금까지 저는 심리적인 고통과 무언의 압박으로 인해 조용히 지낼 수밖에 없었습니다. 그러나 지금 생각해보면 앞으로를 위해서 꼭 필요한 시간이라고 생각을 합니다. 그동안 제소식을 궁금해하시는 분들을 많이 생각하고 또 걱정했습니다. 저도 제 글을 남기고 싶고 소통도 많이 하고 싶었지만 저한테도 사정이 있었음을 이해해주시면 정말 감사하겠습니다. 현재 저는 이 부분에 있어서 드릴 말씀은 저를 걱정하고 생각해주신 분들께 죄송하다는 말밖에 없습니다. 하지만 21살 이라는 나이에 겪은 고통이 크지만 그 일들이 저에게 밑거름이 될 것입니다. 춤과 노래도 무뎌지지 않게 꾸준히 연습하고 있고 건강관리도 잘 하겠습니다. 그리고 더 많이 노력하는 김태동이 되겠습니다. 다시 한 번 긴 시간 동안 기다리고 걱정 끼쳐드려서 정말 죄송합니다.
The Vibe Label has stated that they are currently seeking an amicable resolution with Kim Tae Dong.
It was previously revealed that JBJ is indeed preparing for an actual debut. In addition to Kim Tae Dong, JBJ includes “Produce 101 Season 2” contestants Takada Kenta, Kim Yong Guk, Kim Sang Gyun, Kim Dong Han, Noh Tae Hyun, and Kwon Hyun Bin.