[Reporter Se-yeon Park, Daily Economy Star Today]
Singer Kim Ho-joong offered an apology to fans. He acknowledged the fact that he had been illegal gambling several times in the past, promised to prevent recurrence, and apologized.
On the 18th, at a fan cafe run by the former manager of Kim Ho-joong, suspicion that he had been gambling illegally in the past arose. As the demand for clarification continued, the agency admitted, “It is true that Kim Ho-joong played Sports Toto.”
According to the agency, Kim Ho-joong started a legal sports Toto at a convenience store and played games several times after learning about illegal sites with the introduction of Cha, an acquaintance of former manager Kwon. An official explained, “(Kim Ho-joong) used Cha’s ID to play games that ranged from 30,000 won to 50,000 won several times. At first, I didn’t know it was illegal, but later I knew it was illegal,” he explained.
The official stressed, “I’m never doing this now,” and “I won’t do this in the future.” At the same time, he mentioned the apology delivered by Kim Ho-joong, saying, “I am also feeling very guilty for the behavior that has betrayed the expectations of the fans. I am sorry and expressed my position to live faithfully in the future.”
Kim Ho-joong also posted a poet and apology for illegal sports Toto at the official fan cafe at the dawn of the 19th. Kim Ho-joong said, “For whatever reason, I admit my fault for what I did and I bow down and sincerely apologize,” and said, “I will admit myself for the mistakes I did before and will not repeat the same mistakes in the future.”
Kim Ho-joong said, “As there are fans who love and care for me now, I will live with more sincerity,” and said, “I sincerely apologize once again.”
Kim Ho-joong has recently been caught up in the past during active activities, such as being caught up in suspicion of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The facts of illegal gambling in the past are added to this, and the public’s eyes are getting colder.
<Kim Ho-joong’s apology>
I am so sorry to my fans, Aris.
I apologize sincerely and admire my fault for what I did for any reason.
I sincerely apologize for hurting everyone who supports me. I will admit myself to mistakes I made before and will not repeat the same mistakes later. As there are fans who love and care for me now, I will work harder and harder.
Once again, I sincerely apologize.
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