Recently, the two AOA members were criticized for failing to identify an important Korean historical figure, An Jung Geun, during a game in their reality show “Channel AOA.” Since the two members were struggling with the said historical figure, Seolhyun took to her phone to search for the right answer. As a result, netizens have heavily criticized both Jimin and Seolhyun.
Both AOA members then took to their own Instagram accounts to express their apologies.
“As a public figure, I upset many people with my joking approach. I truly apologize. I am very sorry. There are no excuses for my mistake. I have learned through this controversy that ignorance is the biggest mistake.
I sincerely apologize and will deeply reflect on this. I will do my best in the future to be more knowledgeable about history to the point that I will not be embarrassed, not just as an idol but as a citizen of South Korea.”
Seolhyun also writes:
“As a citizen of South Korea, I should have shown a more serious attitude towards history. However, I was unable to do so. I have realized a lot and I am reflecting on that fact.
I am very embarrassed about this and I am very sorry towards those that I have disappointed. I will keep everything that you said and try to be more cautious in the future.”
Meanwhile, AOA has recently made their comeback with “Good Luck.”
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