“The World Of The Married” Actor Jeon Jin Seo’s Agency Apologizes Over His Past Controversial Posts
The agency of Jeon Jin Seo has apologized over past posts made by the child actor.
Jeon Jin Seo is currently appearing in the popular drama “The World of the Married” as Lee Joon Young. The actor was born in 2006, and he is 13 years old in Western reckoning and 15 years old in Korean reckoning.
Recently, a controversy arose over posts Jeon Jin Seo had made on Facebook. The controversial posts included an illustration of a male manhwa character giving the middle finger with both hands. A speech bubble above the character reads, “All women, get lost” in rude language. Conversations with his friends on Facebook were also shared in which the actor used many swear words.
On May 11, Jeon Jin Seo’s agency released the following statement:
Hello. This is T1 Entertainment.
First, we sincerely express our thanks for the interest and support you have shown Jeon Jin Seo, who is appearing in ‘The World of the Married.’
We express our sincere apologies over causing offence because Jeon Jin Seo in the past posted an image on his personal social media and used inappropriate language in his conversation with his friends.
Regarding the post in question, when Jeon Jin Seo entered middle school last year, his guardian prohibited him from dating, and at that time he uploaded a post with an attached image that his peer group was using to express things such as ‘I have a girlfriend’ or ‘I’m not dating.’ The image that has become controversial is one that was popular among his friends, and he simply posted it after receiving it. We inform you that he was not aware at all of the symbolism or implicit meaning.
Although he had no malicious intent, he is deeply reflecting over having caused many people to feel discomfort because of his carelessness. Also, under the guidance of his guardian and agency, he has deleted the account in question.
He is a young actor who is still maturing and developing his values, and we recognize that as his agency we have not done enough to give him guidance. Along with his guardian, we will work hard and guide him so that he can develop upright standards regarding his words and actions as well as his attitude. We will be cautious and make sure that this does not happen again.
In addition, we earnestly implore you to not reinterpret the immaturity of a young 15-year-old actor as something with a malicious meaning.
Finally, we apologize to the production team of ‘The World of the Married’ for causing a controversy.
Once again, we thank you for the interest and support you have shown Jeon Jin Seo, and he will repay you for this through good acting and an upright image. Thank you.
The day before, another child actor who appeared in “The World of the Married,” Jung Joon Won, also came under criticism after photos circulated online that appeared to show him drinking and smoking.