Roy Kim wrote a letter to his fans, after the recent news that he had received a suspension of indictment in his case regarding the incident of the spread of pornographic material.
Due to the huge scandal last year that the singer had been involved in (the spreading of illegally taken pornographic material in a group chatroom), Roy Kim had been investigated and since, been on hiatus. However, several months after all this had passed, it was revealed by a reporter on February 25th and stated by his agency that although Roy Kim had been a member of the chatroom, he had been in the chatroom just for the sake of their shared hobby of fishing.
Roy Kim also shared this letter on his official fan cafe,
“Hello, this is Roy Kim.
To everyone who has waited until today’s news was shared, I’m not sure if it’s even alright for me to dare to write to you now. However, I’m writing because I want to express to you how sincerely sorry and grateful I feel. I recently received the results of the investigation. I intended to tell all of you first, and I’m so sorry that it was revealed first through the news.
First, at the time in 2016, I found a blog post through a portal site search that explained that the photo that was the subject of rumors was an edited photo. I took a screenshot with my phone and sent that image, along with a message saying that the rumor isn’t true, to a group chat I was in with acquaintances who I shared a hobby with. I realized through this incident that it’s wrong to share such photos, regardless of the intention or the content [of the message], and I am deeply reflecting on that.
I’m sincerely sorry that I have greatly hurt people I love because of my ignorant and rash action. I’ve been worried about what I should say to you and how I should say it, and I’ve spent very fearful days seeing and hearing the talk that kept growing and growing. During that time, I humbly reflected upon myself, and I realized once again how precious and generous all the things you gave me and the love I’ve received is, as a person who is endlessly lacking.
To all of you who have supported and loved me without change during this long time, I am so sorry that I cannot even express it in words and I am sincerely grateful. I will walk each step with a feeling of heavy responsibility and a cautious mindset so that I can be sure not to disappoint you, who have believed in and waited for me until the end, and so that I can return as the Roy Kim that you supported, loved, and watched over.
From, Roy Kim.”