Apink Park Cho-rong revealed her feelings for the first time after the school bullying controversy via fancafe.
Park Cho-rong began by saying, “Hello Panda. It’s been a while since I last left a message for you. Did you all enjoy happy new year days?”, adding, “Last year was a year that I felt really bad because it seems like I had disappointed and worried my fans throughout the year. I’m so sorry that I couldn’t give a proper answer to fans who had worried and frustrated as well as those who felt disappointed about me and decided to turn their backs on me.”
She continued, “In fact, I did write a long message but kept on deleting it. When I thought about the weight of my words once again, I was worried that it might be interpreted as an excuse and cause another misunderstanding. That’s why I couldn’t give any answer to my fans.”
In addition, she explained, “More than anyone else, you all must have felt really frustrated and tired for almost a year. I’m really sorry for that. My heart hurt and became so heavy whenever I think of Panda who couldn’t enjoy the 10th anniversary to the fullest. I’m not a perfect person nor a flawless one, but I’m trying really hard to be careful in doing everything and always act sincerely.”
Lastly, she ended the article with an affectionate message for fans, saying, “This year, I will work hard harder and harder to become an Apink’s leader who only delivers good news to our fans. I will become a better leader and Apink will be a better group so that you all can proudly say you are a fan of Apink anywhere you go”, adding, “Giving heavy talks like this in new year days might make you feel uncomfortable, but since I wanted to confess these things with you so much that I took all my courage and write this down. I won’t tell you anything like ‘trust me’ or ‘wait for me’ anymore! I will just try my best to work hard.”
Meanwhile, Apink ended 2021 with a meaningful fanmeeting. According to IST Entertainment’s report on Jan 3rd, Apink (Park Cho-rong, Yoon Bo-mi, Jung Eun-ji, Son Na-eun, Kim Nam-joo, and Oh Ha-young) met fans at 7 P.M on the 31st of last month by holding the face-to-face and online fanmeeting “Pink Eve” at the Daeyang Hall of Sejong University in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul. Wrapping up the 120-minute fanmeeting with their 10th debut anniversary fan song “Thank You”, which was released on their debut date celebration, Apink drew applause from fans as they announced their comeback in February this year.