AOA’s Jimin Speaks Up For First Time Since Mina’s Accusations, Expressing Her Regret And Guilt

Jimin released her apology.

AOA‘s Jimin has finally spoken up about Mina‘s accusations levied against her, apologizing for what she did as AOA’s leader.

In her first upload since directly being called out by Mina, Jimin shared how regretful and guilty she feels about her actions from the past.

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짧은 글로 모든 것을 다 담을 수 없지만 미안하고 죄송합니다 다 제가 팀을 이끌기에 부족하고 잘못했습니다 후회와 죄책감이 들고 같이 지내는 동안 제가 민아에 대해 잘 이해하지 못했었고 세심하게 살피지 못했다는 생각이 들었습니다 어제도 울다가 빌다가 다시 울다가 그럼에도 그동안 민아가 쌓아온 저에 대한 감정을 쉽게 해소할 수는 없을거라는 생각이 들어 정말 죄송합니다 어렸을때 당시의 나름대로 생각에는 우리 팀이 스태프나 외부에 좋은 모습만 보여야한다는 생각으로 살았던 20대 초반이었지만 그런 생각만으로는 팀을 이끌기에 인간적으로 많이 모자랐던 리더인 것 같습니다 논란을 만들어서 죄송합니다 두서없이 글을써서 죄송합니다 그리고 무엇보다 저희 둘을 위해 노력을 많이 해줬던 우리 멤버들과 민아에개 진심으로 미안합니다.

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I can’t put everything I want to say in a short message, but I feel apologetic, and I’m sorry.

I was lacking while leading my team, it was all my mistakes.

I feel regretful and guilty that during the time we were together, I was not able to understand Mina, and I don’t think I was looking out for her, I was careless.

Even yesterday, I cried and begged and cried again. Nevertheless, I am very sorry to Mina, as her feelings about me won’t be easily resolved.

When I was younger, I lived my early 20’s thinking that my team should only show our good sides to our staff and the public, but I think that led me to having a mindset that caused me to be a leader who was lacking in humanity.

I’m sorry for creating a controversy. I’m sorry for my careless writing.

And most of all, I’m sincerely sorry to Mina and the members who have worked so hard for the both of us.

— Jimin

On July 3, Mina first uploaded a series of posts, revealing an AOA member bullied her to the point of extreme thoughts. Jimin responded to such allegations, but then Mina continued to share posts detailing what happened to her. She even revealed how her agency at the time, FNC Entertainment, did not take any corrective action. Early on the morning of July 4, she posted her final update on the situation, revealing Jimin apologized to her.

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