Lovelyz’s Mijoo Apologizes For Her Comments On Web Variety Show
On September 8, Lovelyz’s Mijoo released an official apology following controversy surrounding comments she made on her web variety show. Her full apology is translated below:
Hello. This is Lovelyz’s Mijoo.
I became aware that a “Mijoo Pickchu” video became controversial, so I’ve delivered an apology to the person in question through the production team. At the time, we received consent from the guest, but I would like to once again apologize for making a careless remark without thinking it would cause many fans and viewers watching to feel uncomfortable.
Again, I apologize to the non-celebrity guest who must have been the most distressed over this situation, and I’ll become someone who is more cautious with her words and behavior and work harder.
I’m sorry once again for causing many people to feel concerned.
안녕하세요. 러블리즈 미주입니다. pic.twitter.com/yyO6FySON6
— Lovelyz_Official (@Official_LVLZ) September 8, 2020
In late June, Mijoo shared a conversation with a male guest who was the same age as her on the web variety show “Mijoo Pickchu” on the YouTube channel The K-POP. During the conversation, Mijoo asked, “Do you have a girlfriend?” and “How far have you gone with her?” The guest replied that he had been dating his girlfriend for 200 days, and Mijoo commented, “You must have gone all the way, that’s for sure.”
After the guest tried to deny it, Mijoo asked, “Are you a man?” and looked towards the direction of his legs. The production team added the caption, “Why is her gaze going down?” and asked, “Where are you looking at?” but Mijoo said, “It’s a misunderstanding.”