Yun Seo Bin Apologizes To JYP Entertainment And “Produce X 101” For His Past Actions
Former JYP Entertainment trainee Yun Seo Bin has apologized for his controversy.
On May 8, JYP Entertainment announced that the agency’s contract with Yun Seo Bin has been terminated and that he is leaving “Produce X 101” following rumors of him being a school bully and drinking and smoking underage.
News outlet Ilgan Sports got in contact with Yun Seo Bin afterwards, and he repeated continuously, “I apologize.”
Regarding photos of him drinking and smoking as a minor, he commented, “It is true that I partied in high school, and I am still reflecting a lot about that. I am apologetic to JYP Entertainment and the ‘Produce X 101’ production team as it has resulted in this.”
Some speculated that he changed his name from Yun Byung Hwee and quit school to clear his past, to which Yun Seo Bin explained, “I definitely did not change my name and quit school to clear my past. I changed my name because my name has always been difficult to pronounce and because my parents frequently went to saju readers who said that the name is not good.” (Saju is Korean fortune telling based off of the astrological concept of the Four Pillars of Destiny.)
He continued, “Also, I signed as a trainee of a different agency in my second year of high school and quit school because it was too difficult to go back and forth between Gwangju and Seoul.”
About the claims of him being a school bully, Yun Seo Bin responded, “I apologize. Regardless of the reason, it is wrong to have caused that situation, so I apologize.” When asked if the victims have gotten in touch with him to ask him to apologize, he said that they have not.
Yun Seo Bin concluded, “I apologize for causing such a big controversy although I am only a trainee. I am back in my hometown right now, and I cannot even go on the Internet or meet people. Thinking about what I can do now and mostly thinking that the public will not see me positively even if I do anything, I cannot get myself to do anything right now. I am just apologetic to everyone.”