Last night (March 16), KBS ‘”9 O’Clock News” news revealed the message of Cha Tae Hyun and Jung Joon Young and Kim Jun Ho illegally betting on golf to earn money with the value of millions of won. The chatroom of 3 male artists is a group of friends who participated in the program “2 Days & 1 Night”.
After a series of messages being released, Cha Tae Hyun recently made a quick move. He officially announced to withdraw from all programs he was participating in and wrote a letter of apology to the public.
Hello. This is Cha Tae Hyun.
First, I’m incredibly sorry…
Contrary to what was said in the reports, I did not golf abroad. We golfed together in Korea, thinking it was a fun game, and I returned the money immediately at the time. Although it was something we did for fun, after seeing what I posted in the group chat, I feel overwhelmingly ashamed. As a public figure who has received lots of love, I consider [my actions] to be completely unacceptable.
I’m incredibly sorry to my fans, whom I have disappointed through this matter, and to the viewers who have given their love to “2 Days & 1 Night”…
I’m truly sorry that the other members [of “2 Days & 1 Night”] will be negatively affected by my behavior. Therefore, as of now, I intend to step down from all of my programs.
As the father of a family, I’m extremely sorry to my children and to my family, and I will take time to reflect on my own actions. I apologize.
Meanwhile, Kim Joon Ho’s agency JDB Entertainment responded to the reports by stating, “We are currently in the process of checking [with Kim Joon Ho]. We will inform you when we have figured out the situation.”