Stray Kids’ Hyunjin Uploads Handwritten Apology Following Agency Statement About His Bullying Allegation

“I’m terribly sorry about my actions…”

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This article includes descriptions of bullying that may disturb some readers.

Regarding Stray Kids Hyunjin‘s bullying allegations, JYP Entertainment released a statement as of February 26, 2021 KST. Following the statement, Hyunjin took to his official group Instagram and shared a handwritten apology…

Stray Kids’s Hyunjin

…reaching out to the alleged victims and disappointed fans. In the apology, he admitted that he didn’t know “how to be considerate” in his speech and action — potentially having “hurt other people’s feelings.” He wrote:

Hello, this is Stray Kids’ Hyunjin.

First, I would like to apologize to everyone I offended with the way I spoke and behaved when I was still in school. Looking back to when I didn’t know any better than I do now, I’m ashamed of what I did. There is no excuse. I did not know how to be considerate in the way I spoke or behaved and I now realize that I’ve hurt other people’s feelings. I’m terribly sorry about my actions.

I know that it’s impossible to forgive the fact that I’ve hurt people in irreversible ways, whether I intended or not. I also know that my apology and it being accepted cannot undo the wrongdoings of my past. Therefore, I will continue to reflect on the mistakes that I’ve made.

I also want to thank the people who agreed to see me face-to-face and hear me out. I’m both very humbled and grateful that I got to apologize to them in person as well as through this message.

And if there is anyone else who felt offended by my past behavior that I was not able to speak to in person, I hope this message will share my deepest apologies.

And I’m incredibly sorry to have let down those of you who supported me.

— Stray Kids’ Hyunjin

Stray Kids Hyunjin's Bullying Allegation