Park Jin Young Apologizes for Tzuyu’s Nationality Controversy
His apology was posted on JYP Entertainment’s official homepage:
“First of all, I would like to sincerely apologize to Chinese fans who were hurt. I am most regretful and sorry about our staff members, young Tzuyu, and even myself not realizing how serious this was.
Through this case, I learned how important it is to understand the sovereignty, culture, history, and citizens’ emotions of different countries we work with.
All of this has become a great lesson to our company and our artists. We will do our best to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
We have heavy hearts about disappointing our Chinese fans who have supported and loved me, our company, and our agency’s celebrities. We will work hard so that everyone’s hurt feelings can recover. We will repay our fans and contribute to cultural exchanges and friendly relations between Korea and China.
Tzuyu has learned a lot in the past few days and is reflecting. She left her home and came to Korea at the young age of 13. As people who were supposed to teach her in place of her parents, we think the fault lies with me and the company. We will be halting all of Tzuyu’s Chinese activities. We will work on suitably repairing the effects this had on our partnerships and related issues.”
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