MC and celebrity Jang Sung Kyu, known for his YouTube series, Workman, has apologized on his personal Instagram for bringing up IZ*ONE‘s disbandment on a radio segment.
On March 17, 2021, during a segment of his radio show Good Morning FM This Is Jang Sung Kyu, he brought up a quiz question involving IZ*ONE. After playing the groups’ respective songs, he asked, “What is the common point between Daft Punk and IZ*ONE?” He answered his own question by stating the both had disbanded.
Jang Sung Kyu’s statement seemed to ruffle fans’ feathers, given that IZ*ONE’s disbandment is a fresh wound for many WIZ*ONE. Upon receiving DMs that explained the sensitivity of the situation, Jang Sung Kyu posted a few of such messages alongside an apology.
Firstly, I would like to apologize deeply to IZ*ONE and WIZ*ONE for having given such a question on my radio show today, regardless of the reason. I have always thought the most important quality of a radio DJ was to be considerate. However, I am really embarrassed to have read out such a question without hesitation, thus failing to be considerate of other parties. I am even more so embarrassed that I only realized the issue when I received DMs regarding the matter. Thinking about it again, the problem was that both me and the writers did not show consideration towards the IZ*ONE members and WIZ*ONE. I thought that I was someone that was sensitive and someone who kept up the basics, but it seems like I have lost my roots and become complacent. Through this incident I will work hard to not be complacent and always be alert and become a DJ with deep consideration. Once again, I am sorry.
— Jang Sung Kyu
While some netizens feel that this was not an issue Jang Sung Kyu needed to apologize over, others are grateful that he took the issue in stride and issued a gracious apology.