Park Sung Hoon And Lee Yoo Bi Apologize For “Joseon Exorcist” Controversy

Following SBS’s permanent cancellation of “Joseon Exorcist,” the drama’s actors Park Sung Hoon and Lee Yoo Bi has shared personal statements of apology on their Instagram accounts.

Park Sung Hoon’s hand-written statement is as follows:

Hello, this is actor Park Sung Hoon.

First of all, I feel a great sense of responsibility as an actor in “Joseon Exorcist” after reading all the posts by many people who scolded the drama and worried about it.

Despite the weight of portraying a real figure and a careful mindset of this matter, I was unable to properly judge the boundaries between creation and distortion. I was foolish to think that as an actor, all I had to do was act my part and do my best for the given character.

I am ashamed that I realized my stupidity only after it came to this situation. Therefore, I will accept all the criticism given to me. I belatedly realize the seriousness of the issue and how important historical awareness and social responsibility are for actors.

I’m sorry to have caused concern to many people. Through this opportunity, I will become an actor who acts responsibly in a cautious manner.

Once again, I sincerely apologize. I’m sorry.

Here is Lee Yoo Bi’s statement as follows:

Hello, this is Lee Yoo Bi.

I want to apologize for this incident that has made many people feel uncomfortable.

I hope you understand that I am writing this now because I wanted to make a post after the situation was settled. This drama was a project I met at a time when I had a lot of personal concerns.

I came across it when I was thinking about what roles to play in the future, wondering what I can do, and hoping to try new things and achieve them one by one.

I think I was greedy to portray a character that I haven’t tried out before.

I regret that I was ignorant of the distortion of history and did not think deeply.

From now on, I will try to become an actress who works with a wide perspective.

Once again, I’m sorry.

Jang Dong Yoon also released a statement of apology.

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