A netizen has pointed out something they noticed in AOA Jimin‘s room and everyone is in awe of Jimin’s character after seeing it.
The clip was from fellow AOA member Chanmi‘s YouTube channel where she introduced Jimin’s room. The netizen noticed Jimin had a lot of books in her bookshelf and began to wonder what kind of books Jimin read.
When looked upon closely, one can see that many books had the word “Korean history” in it. In fact, the netizen searched some of these books and discovered that at least 5 of these were related to Korean history.
This was significant because Jimin and Seolhyun had previously sparked a controversy due to their lack of knowledge on a particular Korean historical figure. Due to the heavy criticism they received, Jimin even posted an apology on her social media, apologizing and explaining that she will reflect upon herself.
Hello, this is AOA’s Jimin.
I participated in a history quiz corner of the Channel AOA program broadcasted on OnStyle on May 3. During this corner, I wasn’t able to recognize Ahn Jung Geun and moreover, continued the broadcast with a light attitude, showing many people an inapprorpiate side of me.
As a celebrity who shows herself in the media, I sincerely apologize for making many people uncomfortable with my joking attitude. I am sorry.
There are no excuse that can cover my mistake. Using this as an opportunity, I have learned that ignorance is the greatest wrondoing. I sincerely apologize and will deeply reflect upon myself. I will do my best to have a view of history that I can be proud of, not as a celebrity, but as a citizen of the Republic of Korea.
Once again, I sincerely apologize for my mistake. I’m sorry.
ㅡ AOA’s Jimin
After the post, some people claimed to have seen Jimin carry history books at the airport but seeing these books in her bookshelf confirmed her real effort. While it could have been easy for her to blame the public for their harsh judgment and end it with an apology, she truly took initiative to put her words in action and sincerely make an effort to show that she was reflecting upon herself.
Netizens agree that the fact that she admitted and immediately apologized for her mistake and continuously tried to develop herself to improve her shortcomings was praiseworthy and showed her true character, which was nothing less than admirable.
- “I saw that video too but after seeing those books, she suddenly looks really admirable.”
- “Jimin may come across as a little strong on broadcasts but she’s actually really warm-hearted and seems sincere. I can tell that she’s diplomatic and well-mannered.”
- “Makes me look at her in a different light.”
- “I’m not a fan but she has a favorable impression.”
- “If it were me, I would’ve probably not even glanced at Korean history because of my disillusionment but this makes me reflect on myself.”
- “Wow, she’s so amazing.”