Secretary of the Blue House denied the claim saying the Government didn’t cover the expenses of BTS’s business trip as presidential envoys, saying, “This is such a blatant lie”
On October 1, Tak Hyun Min, Secretary of the Blue House, appeared on CBS Radio’s ‘Kim Hyun Jung’s News Show” and stated, “BTS insisted that they would not receive even a bill of 10 won but paid all the business expenses of 700 million won.”
Earlier, The Chosun Ilbo reported that the Korean Government didn’t cover any expenses such as airfare, accommodation, and food expenses for BTS on their business trip accompanying President Moon Jae In to New York as special presidential envoys.
In this regard, Secretary Tak explained, “It is incomprehensible to make up a lie when the fact is a contract did exist, and the settlement must have been completed based on the contract standards. However, the most important thing is that BTS members said they would not even accept a bill of 10 won.”