On October 7th, IOK Company made an official statement to address B.I’s appointment as one of their executive directors.
The company started, “B.I felt a lot of pressure to start full-fledged activities at this moment and had continued to reject the proposal because it was too early for him. We had been continuously persuading him to accept the offer B.I’s appointment is also aimed at fulfilling corporate social responsibility. B.I and other IOK employees are well-aware of the criticisms of the artist’s past controversies.”
The company revealed that they plan to support and expand B.I’s talents so that he can make his return as a singer. They said, “He has matured through continuous volunteer work and donations during those difficult times. B.I will continue to reflect and expand his talent as a producer in the future.”
They added, “In the case of his solo and other personal activities, we plan to consider them through further discussion at a time when public understanding and leniency are sufficient. As for now, we have not considered any specific activities yet.”
Lastly, IOK Company promises to provide full support to B.I and ask fans to look forward to his future career.