Actor Ji Soo, who was recently swept up in school violence and bullying accusations, has posted a personal handwritten apology on his Instagram.
I sincerely apologize to those that suffered because of me. There is no excuse for my past behavior. These were unforgivable actions.
As I started acting, I think I was able to come this far and receive all of the attention from the public because I had covered my past.
But there was always a sense of guilt in my heart, and thinking about my past always brought great anxiety, because I knew that it was too late to be regretful. My dark past was always crushing me.
I deeply apologize to those who have suffered a long time while watching me promote as an actor. I will reflect on my past, which I will never be able to wash away.
I am pained for causing an enormous amount of damage to the broadcasters, production crew, actors, and the drama because of my own personal fault. I sincerely hope that no more damage will be put on the drama because of me.
I sincerely apologize on my knees to all those that have been hurt by me.
— Ji Soo
Earlier, Ji Soo was accused of school violence and bullying in a lengthy post made by one netizen. Several other netizens then replied or made their own posts, sharing their own alleged experiences of bullying by the hands of Ji Soo. KeyEast later released an official statement attempting to verify the truth.