RIIZE’s Seunghan Apologizes For Past Actions + SM To Take Legal Action For Circulated Photos
RIIZE’s Seunghan has shared an apology for controversy over his past actions.
Recently, photos of Seunghan kissing someone on a bed were circulated on online communities.
On August 30, Seunghan took to RIIZE’s Instagram to share the following apology:
This is RIIZE’s Seunghan.
I am writing this because I feel that I need to tell you this in advance before standing in front of fans.
First of all, I sincerely apologize to fans who support RIIZE.
Due to my personal issues, I caused harm to the team at a very important and critical moment ahead of our debut and disappointed the members and staff.
I am also feeling regretful for not being able to apologize quickly because I was scared and anxious.
With no room to blame anyone or make excuses, all of this happened because of my imprudence, and I reflected a lot on my past time and actions.
From now on, I will prioritize the team called RIIZE.
I will behave more carefully not only on stage as RIIZE but also in all circumstances I encounter.
I will do my best so that you can feel my sincerity toward the team and fans through my actions.
I apologize once again. Thank you for reading this long post.
SM Entertainment also released a statement announcing legal action for the leaked photos.
Read the statement below:
Hello, this is SM Entertainment.
We our sharing our statement regarding the unauthorized posting of photos related to a RIIZE member’s personal life on social media and online communities.
As such unauthorized leaks and circulation of these are clearly illegal acts, we are collecting evidence through KWANGYA 119 and separate monitoring about those who posted the photos, and we are also collecting extensive evidence on actions of secondary victimization such as circulation and reproduction.
We will file criminal complaints for all confirmed crimes, and we ask for everyone’s caution to not get unfortunately involved in this case.
Meanwhile, Seunghan is deeply reflecting for disappointing fans and causing harm to the team ahead of their debut.
We will support and manage RIIZE more thoroughly so they can focus on their activities in the future and will work to impress.