EXO’s Chanyeol opened up his true feelings about the controversy over his private life that stirred up the online 4 months ago.
On February 24, Chanyeol took EXO’s fan community to post his sincere letter to his fans.
“Hello, this is Chanyeol.
Greetings to EXO-L after a long time.
First of all, I wanted to say that I apologize for causing concern to EXO-L, who has been waiting for a long time.
It was a time when I was so sorry that I couldn’t express it in writing and thought about EXO-L a lot.
I worried and thought a lot about how I could express my feelings to EXO-L in words.
I was so grateful for the posts and letters of support you sent me on my birthday. As I read each of them, I felt even more sorry and grateful.
I thought a lot about how I can protect the precious hearts of EXO-L and how I can make it up to you as well, and I reflected on how I will not cause you worries again.
Also, I will do my best to make it clear that you were not wrong to believe in me. It’s a day later, but I once again sincerely thank all those who always remembered my first start.. and now that time has passed, congratulated me on my ninth anniversary.
I remember and not forget my first time 9 years ago.
I won’t forget my mindset from that time.
I will definitely protect all the generous love that you’ve sent me.
EXO-L, please always stay healthy. Thank you.”
Even with this heartfelt letter, netizens are still showing two opposite reactions. Though some expressed their undying affection for the idol, saying that Chanyeol didn’t have to apologize for haters’ one-sided claims. Some, however, still asserted their discomfort, and hashtags like “Park Chanyeol Leave EXO” and “Boycott Group With Park Chanyeol” trended on Twitter.