Lee Ji Hoon Apologizes To “Sponsor” Production Team For His Acquaintance’s Behavior On Set

Lee Ji Hoon’s agency and the production team of his upcoming drama “Sponsor” have shared statements regarding the actor’s friend’s behavior on the drama’s set.

On November 3, YTN Star reported that a staff member from the drama had posted on the staff group chatroom about an unpleasant happening on set. The staff member stated that one of the drama’s actors had brought to the set an acquaintance who cursed at them.

They wrote, “I don’t know if they were a gangster or a thug, but I don’t think it was right for him to bring that person to the set and threaten someone. Thankfully, I wasn’t the only one that heard it, and those people said they’d testify if I needed them to.”

The message also said, “The actor himself said he stopped [his acquaintance], but I’m not the only one who felt the way he seemed to say, ‘Why are you provoking me?’ with his eyes, and there are also plenty of people who will testify about this as well.”

Following the YTN Star report, the producers of “Sponsor” released a statement about the incident.

Hello. This is the production team of the drama “Sponsor.”

First, we apologize for the unpleasant news.
Here is the production crew’s statement on the incident that took place on set.

Actor Lee Ji Hoon and his acquaintance had a conflict with a staff member on set, but it was due to a misunderstanding they had about each other.

Actor Lee Ji Hoon conveyed to us his apology for not behaving more wisely and maturely and allowing a conflict to arise between his acquaintance and the staff member. He is fretting about not being able to get in contact with the staff member at the moment.

We earnestly hope that there will not be any additional damage caused on others due to the distorted, false information.

In the future, we will manage [the environment] more carefully to avoid any further trouble in the production environment.

We relay our apologies for troubling many people.

Lee Ji Hoon’s agency also issued a statement to apologize and clarify what had happened.

Hello. This is Ssom Entertainment.

First, we sincerely apologize for sharing such unpleasant news.

It is true that there was a conflict between our actor’s acquaintance and a staff member. Actor Lee Ji Hoon attempted to apologize on the day it happened, and we think it is unfortunate that it was not accomplished smoothly.

The actor is deeply reflecting on having his friend visit the set and cause a disturbance, and he is continuously trying to get in contact with the staff member through the production team because the staff member in question cannot be reached at the moment.

However, regarding the claim that he “took off his pants and caused a disturbance,” it seems that [the staff member] wrote it this way about him changing clothes in a hurry due to the busy schedule on set that day. However, we apologize to the staff members on set who felt uncomfortable due to this. We will be more careful in the future, but we hope that there are no misunderstandings about this.

The actor is aware of the seriousness of the incident and is deeply reflecting. We hope that he can get in touch with [the staff member] and resolve the issue peacefully.

We relay our apologies for troubling many people.

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