Singer Lee Hyori and Girls’ Generation’s YoonA latest outing didn’t sit well with viewers.
According to Soompi, both of them went for a karaoke session together yesterday (1 July 2020) and Lee Hyori posted their session on her Instagram Live.
Their live broadcast during the current pandemic drew ire from fellow netizens. Viewers in the comments brought up concerns that the Kpop idols were not showing a good example of social distancing.
During the live stream, YoonA assured concerned netizens that both of them went to the karaoke place with masks on.
Not long afterwards both of them apologized and promised to return home before ending their broadcast early.
Both Lee Hyori and YoonA issued a public apology the next morning on their respective Instagram accounts.
“Hello, this is Lee Hyori. I am currently deeply reflecting on the fact that my behavior last night was not appropriate for a time when I should still have been exercising caution. I’ve been too excited these days, so I was not able to think deeply about my actions.”
“As an unnie [older sister or older friend], I also feel sorry to YoonA. In the future, I will be more careful and behave more cautiously. Once again, I would like to apologize,” Lee Hyori wrote.
YoonA’s handwritten letter reads,
“Hello, this is Lim YoonA. First of all, I am sincerely reflecting on myself for causing concern due to my careless action.. I apologize..”
“My thoughts and judgment were poor during this period when everyone is having a hard time and should be careful. I will put in much effort to act more cautiously from now on.”
“I am deeply reflecting for not being attentive of the medical professionals and people of the nation who continue to work hard for COVID-19.”
“I once again apologize for causing concern to everyone...”