Jang Hyun-seung under fire for attitude

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Jang Hyun-seung under fire for attitude (OSEN)

Boy band Beast’s Jang Hyun-seung recently posted an official apology for his controversial attitude. Beast’s fans have been upset with his attitude since last year after the singer skipped the group’s official paid fan meeting event to spend time with friends.

After the incident, instead of offering a decent apology, fans were accused by the singer of “invading his privacy.” The problem continued to snowball as the singer refused to make amends with his fans.

This caused fans to demand an official apology, but Jang and his company — Cube Entertainment — refused to make statement until reports in the media Monday. On Tuesday, Jang posted an official apology on his online fan community page.

However, fans felt it lacks sincerity. Cube Entertainment has also released a follow-up statement saying, “We will try to prevent events like this from recurring in the future. The incident happened due to our lack of management skills.”

The result of these apologies seem irresolute as fans continue to voice anger against the artist. Industry associates are saying that the apology was belated and that Jang needed to explain his actions — rather than posting such a run-of-the-mill statement online.

Min-kyung Jung
The Korea Herald