So after 3 years, Kim Jung Hyun finally gave a late apology.
In early April 2021, controversy regarding Kim Jung Hyun‘s bad attitude towards Seohyun (SNSD) in 2008 suddenly resurfaced. Accordingly, the actor acted rude to SNSD’s maknae while filming the drama ‘Time’. After that, the male star immediately received criticism from the online community, leading to a series of other controversies regarding his ex-girlfriend, Seo Ye Ji.
Finally, on April 14, actor Kim Jung Hyun posted a handwritten letter on social media. Accordingly, the actor felt guilty for his bad attitude towards Seohyun (SNSD) and the ‘Time’ staff members. His letter of apology is as follows:
“Hello, this is Kim Jung Hyun.
Drama ‘Time’ was my first project to act as a male lead, so it had a special meaning to me. But I have deeply disappointed the director, the writer, the cast, and the staff. I apologize.
I have fragmented memories of the press conference for ‘Time’. Back then I acted like a person even I wouldn’t approve of. I am deeply regretful of my past actions.
I have chosen to let my personal life interfere with my professional life. I did not take my accountability as an actor or a leading character. I apologize without any excuse. The entire process of me departing ‘Time’ in the middle of the series and my actions at the press conference were wrong. I sincerely apologize to all the staff who had to go through rough times and to actress Seohyun who was hurt, all because of my actions.
I believe I should personally apologize to them, to everyone who I have inflicted harm on, even if it takes time. I am morally sorry to my label O& Entertainment, and Culture Depot whose name came up dishonorably. And I am sincerely sorry to my fans who have been supporting and waiting for me.
I also beg everyone who was concerned for forgiveness. I had time to reflect upon my blunder and wrongful action while writing this letter. If I get another chance, I would not take everything for granted and become an actor who takes care of himself both mentally and physically.
I am sorry.”
Earlier, on April 13, Seo Ye Ji’s agency clarified the allegations about the actress. Accordingly, Gold Medalist confirmed that the actress had once dated Kim Jung Hyun. However, this company also denied all allegations of manipulating Kim Jung Hyun, bullying her old classmates, and falsifying education.
Meanwhile, Kim Jung Hyun is reportedly in conflict with O& Entertainment regarding his exclusive contract. According to reports, Kim Jung Hyun is stating that his contract should expire this May as written in the contract, while the agency argues that his hiatus should not be included in the duration of the contract. Kim Jung Hyun took an 11-month hiatus since his departure from “Time” in 2018 until he returned to acting through “Crash Landing on You” in December 2019. It was recently revealed that Kim Jung Hyun is in talks to join Culture Depot.
Before being caught up in a scandal related to Seo Ye Ji, Dispatch reported that Kim Jung Hyun and his co-star in “Crash Landing On You”, Seo Ji Hye, were dating. However, both sides have denied.