VIXX’s Leo And Ravi Share Messages In Relation To Situation Involving Fellow Member Hongbin
On February 29, Hongbin was holding a live broadcast on his personal Twitch channel. He was celebrating his one year anniversary on the platform and having drinks as he held the broadcast, and some of the comments he made related to other idol groups sparked requests from fans of said groups for an apology.
Following the broadcast, Leo took to his personal Twitter account to write to fans and say, “Dream sweet dreams with your hearts at ease. My muses, I’m sorry.”
마음 편히 좋은 꿈들 꿔줘요 내 뮤즈들 미안해요~
— VIXX_LEO (@JUNGTW_LEO) February 29, 2020
Since then, Hongbin held a separate live broadcast early in the morning on March 1 to apologize for his remarks, and he has also posted an apology to his Instagram account, with his agency Jellyfish Entertainment issuing an official statement of apology as well.
Ravi also took to his personal Instagram account to share a post in which he spoke to fans about his first solo album, and touched upon the remarks Hongbin had made. His post reads as follows:
I worked hard because it was a stage I had wanted to show you in person, but I hope you were able to feel happiness seeing [the stages] through broadcasted shows. I had wanted to create many good memories with you in various places, but the situation didn’t allow for it and that makes me sad. However, there are still so many shows I’ve yet to be on and concerts I’ve yet to hold, so don’t think of this as the end, please don’t say goodbye to my precious first album “El Dorado” just yet, and please enjoy and treasure it a lot. I miss you so much. I love you.
My wish is that for many people, including myself, the thought is deeply embedded within us that there is no one higher or lower when it comes to the arts, and that we must not tear down someone’s tears and passion so easily. I wish to sincerely apologize to all those who have been hurt.
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