Ji Soo wrote a handwritten apology letter to the victims of his school violence, but the controversy is still an ongoing issue. And burdened by netizens’ criticisms, River Where the Moon Rises has canceled today’s shooting.
On March 4, Ji Soo posted a handwritten letter of apology on his Instagram.
“I sincerely apologize to those who were hurt by me. There is no excuse for past misdeeds.
They were unforgivable actions.
As I began acting, I was able to come this far because I covered up my past, and as a result, received undeserving love and attention from the public.
But deep inside, I’ve always had a sense of guilt in one part of my heart, and an irreversible regret haunted me anxiously. The dark past has always weighed on me.
I will deeply atone for those who have suffered for a long time and reflect on my past that I will never be able to wash away for the rest of my life.
I feel miserable and guilty for inflicting so much damage on all of my fellow drama cast and crew members, the broadcasting station, and all those affiliated with the production, solely due to my own personal faults. I sincerely pray that I will not cause any further damage to the drama.
Once again, I beg for forgiveness on my knees to all those who were hurt by me.”
Soon after Ji Soo publically acknowledged his faults and apologized, a media outlet reported that River Where the Moon Rises, in which Ji Soo is currently starring in, canceled today’s shooting. They will resume their planned schedule tomorrow.
The production team shared, “We will hold a meeting regarding Ji Soo’s appearance in our drama. We will release our official position once it’s confirmed.” However, as Ji Soo has already finished filming all his parts till episode 18, whatever choice they make will bear a heavy burden.