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NCT vocalist Jaehyun posts apology letter after flouting social distancing rules

Chelsea Kiew

The Straits Times/Asia News Network

 /  Wed, May 20, 2020  /  11:37 am
NCT vocalist Jaehyun posts apology letter after flouting social distancing rules

L-R) Johnny, Haechan, Mark, Jaehyun, Taeyong, Yuta, Taeil, and Doyoung of NCT 127 attend the 2019 Global Citizen Festival: Power The Movement in Central Park on September 28, 2019 in New York City. (AFP/Noam Galai)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, people worldwide have been getting antsy staying in. Four South Korean celebrities - BTS's Jungkook, Astro's Cha Eunwoo, Seventeen's Mingyu, and NCT's Jaehyun - were recently spotted together in nightlife district Itaewon.

This comes at a time when social distancing is in place to impede the spread of the coronavirus. Also, Itaewon's nightclubs were a recent virus hot spot.

SM Entertainment, which manages NCT, released an official statement, confirming that Jaehyun visited a bar and restaurant in the area. They clarified that he also voluntarily underwent a COVID-19 test and that he has not contracted the virus.

The singer posted a handwritten letter in Korean on Instagram on May 19, apologizing for not abiding by social distancing rules.

According to K-pop portal Koreaboo, he wrote: "Hello, this is Jaehyun. I am truly sorry for hurting many people through my actions during this hard time."

He added: "To all those who were disappointed in my actions, to the fans who have always supported and trusted me, I am truly sorry. I also truly apologize to all my members, my agency and all those around me who have been affected by my actions."


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