Reflecting after sexual harassment controversy
SHINee’s leader Onew has released an official apology, 4 months after he was involved in a sexual harassment controversy. The singer was previously accused of harassing a woman he met in a club. The two parties, later on, settled the matter outside the court.
While his gesture was well-received by the international fanbases, many Korean fans are disappointed because he failed to deliver the apology in time. Many consider the fact that he took 4 months to apologize shows that he’s insincere, and only do so in order to gain the fans’ favor back. Shawol, SHINee’s fandom name, previously demanded SM Entertainment to take Onew out of the season’s greeting package that are for sale.
You can view a full translation of his apology here
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