Kim Tae Dong Shares Heartfelt Letter To Fans To Apologize And Explain Why He’s Working Part-Time

“Produce 101 Season 2” contestant Kim Tae Dong gave an update to fans and reassured them about why he’s been working part-time.

Kim Tae Dong recently wrote on his Instagram, “I’m posting this as an apology for making my fans worry with the post about a part-time job, which I uploaded on Instagram a while ago.”

He appears to be referring to pictures he posted on Instagram on April 14 with the hashtag, “part-time job.” The pictures showed that he was working at a cafe but some fans expressed concerns over whether he had given up his goal to become a singer.

Kim Tae Dong continued, “First of all, I still haven’t given up the dream of becoming a singer and am practicing. I wanted to dance so much but couldn’t, because I didn’t have an appropriate practice room for dancing. Feeling too sorry to ask my parents for money, I decided to work part-time because I wanted to rent a practice room with the money I earned through a part-time job.”

“I feel nothing but sorrow because I can’t stand in front of my fans and that I’m making them wait with no promises due to problematic circumstances. I did not intend at all to deceive my fans. I thought I would give them an update as nothing’s been properly solved and I couldn’t talk about various things. I’m sorry that I made you worried and concerned with my shortcomings.”

He concluded, “I wanted to let you walk a path full of flowers but I’m sorry that I only hurt you with so much waiting. I’ll keep on practicing hard, never give up, and will be careful in all aspects in the future. I’m sorry.”

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안녕하세요, 김태동 입니다. 얼마전에 인스타그램에 올렸던 아르바이트에 대한 게시물에 대해 팬분들께 많은 걱정을 끼쳐드리게 해 죄송한 마음으로 글을 올리게 되었습니다. 일단 저는 가수의 꿈을 여전히 포기하지 않고 연습을 하고 있습니다. 그러던 와중에 춤을 너무 추고 싶은데 춤을 출 연습실 공간이 마땅하지 않아 춤을 출 수가 없게 되었고 부모님께 손 벌리기도 죄송한 마음에 아르바이트를 통해 제 사비로 연습실을 빌려 연습하고 싶어서 아르바이트를 하게 되었습니다. 여러 상황이 겹쳐 팬분들께 앞에 설 수 없고, 기약없는 기다림을 하게 해드린 것 같아 죄송한 마음 뿐입니다. 팬분들 기만하려던 마음은 전혀 아니였고, 여러 상황에 제대로 해결된 것 없이 팬분들께 이런저런 얘기를 할 수 없었고 근황을 올린다는 게 제 짦은생각으로 마음 쓰게 해드리고 걱정 시켜드려서 죄송합니다. 꽃길만 걷게 해드리고 싶었는데 기다림만 가득한 상처 드려 죄송합니다. 앞으로 연습도 열심히 하고 포기하지 않고 매사에 진중한 태동 되겠습니다. 죄송합니다.

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Kim Tae Dong was originally one of the members of fan-imagined project group JBJ, along with other eliminated “Produce 101 Season 2” contestants. However, he became embroiled in a conflict with his agency Major 9 (formerly The Vibe Label) and couldn’t join the group, to many fans’ dismay. JBJ recently released their final song “Call Your Name” with their contract expiring on April 30.

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