Lee Seung Gi’s Agency Gives Detailed Statement Regarding Recent Controversy
Lee Seung Gi’s agency has refuted recent allegations made against the artist.
Recently on August 30, Lee Seung Gi held his concert at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta. A local Korean news outlet reported that ahead of his concert, Lee Seung Gi canceled his scheduled visit to a restaurant that sponsored the concert.
In response to the report, Lee Seung Gi’s agency HUMANMADE clarified by explaining a misunderstanding that took place, causing his visit to the restaurant to be revealed to the public. They explained, “Although there was a verbal agreement to take a photo with the employees, it was advertised on social media like an event.”
On September 4, the agency released the following statement:
Hello. This is HUMANMADE.
This is our position regarding our artist Lee Seung Gi’s concert in the United States.
First, we would like to inform you about the fan service controversy. HUMANMADE and Lee Seung Gi never agreed to any form of fan meeting being held at the restaurant. The relationship of the restaurant [being a] sponsor was carried out by a local performance agency. Moreover, we are completely unaware of the details of the contract between them, and we would like to inform you that the artist and our agency have absolutely nothing to do with it, especially in the financial aspect.
We express our regret that [reports] maliciously tried to damage the artist by labeling some of the staff and their acquaintances who were at the restaurant on that day as those who represent all Koreans living in the United States.
Lee Seung Gi is always deeply grateful to fans who come to his concerts and fans who always show interest and support him. Our agency and Lee Seung Gi will continue to do our best to prevent any misunderstandings with fans. Thank you.
Previously in May, Lee Seung Gi kicked off his “The Dreamer’s Dream – Chapter 2” tour. During the U.S. leg of his tour, he performed in Los Angeles on August 26 and Atlanta on August 30. Although a concert was scheduled to take place in New Jersey, the event was canceled due to issues from the venue’s side.
Watch Lee Seung Gi in “The Law Cafe” below: