On July 1, Lee Hyori and Girls’ Generation’s YoonA went live on Instagram, in the middle of a karaoke outing in Apgu-jeong. People were uncomfortable with this news since they should be social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Next day, YoonA and Lee Hyori wrote an apology letter on their Instagram.
“Hello, this is Lim YoonA.
First of all, I am sincerely reflecting on myself for causing concern due to my careless action. I apologize.
My thoughts and judgment were poor during this period when everyone is having a hard time and should be careful. I will put in much effort to act more cautiously from now on.
I am deeply reflecting for not being attentive of the medical professionals and people of the nation who continue to work hard for COVID-19.
I once again apologize for causing concern to everyone.”
Lee Hyori wrote,
“Hello, this is Lee Hyori. I am currently deeply reflecting on the fact that my behavior. Last night was not appropriate for a time when I should still have been exercising caution. I’ve been too excited these days, so I was not able to think deeply about my actions.
As an unnie [older sister], I also feel sorry to YoonA. In the future, I will be more careful and behave more cautiously. Once again, I would like to apologize.”