Update: Lee Hyori And YoonA Post Apologies Following Criticism Of Their Instagram Live

Updated July 2 KST:

Girls’ Generation’s YoonA has also posted an apology regarding her Instagram Live broadcast with Lee Hyori.

Her handwritten letter reads as follows:

Hello, this is Lim YoonA.
First of all, I am sincerely reflecting on myself for causing concern due to my careless action.. I apologize..

My thoughts and judgment were poor during this period when everyone is having a hard time and should be careful. I will put in much effort to act more cautiously from now on.

I am deeply reflecting for not being attentive of the medical professionals and people of the nation who continue to work hard for COVID-19.
I once again apologize for causing concern to everyone…

Original Article:

Lee Hyori has posted an apology regarding her recent Instagram Live broadcast with Girls’ Generation’s YoonA.

On the night of July 1, Lee Hyori and YoonA briefly went live on Instagram while hanging out together at karaoke. However, their live broadcasts drew mixed feedback from viewers, some of whom expressed concern that the stars were not providing a good example of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shortly after they went live, while perusing the comments, Lee Hyori asked, “Are we not supposed to go to karaoke?” Meanwhile, YoonA replied to concerned commenters by reassuring them, “We came wearing masks.” Not long afterwards, the two stars apologized and promised to return before ending their broadcasts early.

The next morning, Lee Hyori took to Instagram to share the following apology:

Hello, this is Lee Hyori. I am currently deeply reflecting on the fact that my behavior last night was not appropriate for a time when I should still have been exercising caution. I’ve been too excited these days, so I was not able to think deeply about my actions.

As an unnie [older sister or older friend], I also feel sorry to YoonA. In the future, I will be more careful and behave more cautiously. Once again, I would like to apologize.

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