Woollim Entertainment CEO Apologizes For Conduct Towards INFINITE’s Nam Woohyun And Sunggyu
Woollim Entertainment CEO Lee Jung Yeop has issued an official apology for what took place over Instagram Live.
INFINITE’s Nam Woohyun recently turned on Instagram Live while having drinks with fellow member Sunggyu and CEO Lee Jung Yeop. Some of the actions and comments by the CEO during the live broadcast have since come under public scrutiny.
When Nam Woohyun said, “You can see my face [in the broadcast] too,” Lee Jung Yeop replied, “You’re at 80 kilograms, so stop.” The CEO also swore during the broadcast and when Nam Woohyun told him to stop, he kept going and Sunggyu remarked, “I think you’re going to regret this tomorrow. Be careful.” Near the end of the Instagram Live, Lee Jung Yeop struck down on Nam Woohyun’s hat, who said, “Did you see that? He hits me like this. He hits me too much.” When he turned the camera, the CEO could be heard saying, “So I hit you. What’s the problem?”
On July 14, Woollim Entertainment posted the CEO’s apology, which reads as follows:
Hello. This is Woollim Entertainment CEO Lee Jung Yeop.
First, I wish to bow my head and apologize for the thoughtless and inappropriate words and actions that I showed in the Instagram Live.
They were words and actions I should not have shared on a live broadcast, no matter how close we are, and after checking the content of the video, I expressed my apologies to the two artists who were there.
I wish to once again apologize to the people who felt uncomfortable watching the live broadcast, to the fans who have supported Woollim artists for a long time, and to the two artists.
I will be more mindful of my words and actions so that such a thing never happens again in the future. I am sorry.