Pledis Entertainment has released their statement regarding Mingyu’s Itaewon visit, confirming he was in Itaewon on April 25 and apologizing for his actions.
In their official statement released to the media, Pledis Entertainment apologized for the concern caused to their fans, and shared how Mingyu is reflecting on his actions.
Hello, this is Pledis Entertainment.
First of all, we would like to sincerely apologize for causing concern to many people about the reports of Mingyu’s visit to Itaewon.
Mingyu is deeply reflecting on his misbehavior for failing to abide by the social distancing norms during the government’s social distancing period.
In addition, as recommended by the Korean Center for Disease Control, Mingyu had no symptoms of Coronavirus such as coughing or fever after confirming that he visited Itaewon during the period outlined by the government. However, he voluntarily underwent a Coronavirus screening test out of fear for harming those around him. Since then, he has thoroughly practiced self-isolation and improved personal hygiene procedures since his negative test result.
We also feel a heavy sense of responsibility for failing to properly manage our artist.
We sincerely apologize for causing concert to the fans who continuously show their support and interest. To prevent this from happening again in the future, we will pay special attention to our artists and raise awareness about personal hygiene standards as well as practicing social distancing norms.
Once again, we would like to bow our heads in apology.
— Pledis Entertainment
Earlier in the day, Dispatch reported that Mingyu was in Itaewon with ASTRO’s Cha Eunwoo, NCT’s Jaehyun, and BTS’s Jungkook during the social distancing period that began on April 25.
Big Hit Entertainment has also just released their statement regarding Jungkook’s involvement.