Regarding Stray Kids Hyunjin‘s bullying allegations, JYP Entertainment released a statement as of February 26, 2021 KST. Following the statement, Hyunjin took to his official group Instagram and shared a handwritten apology…
…reaching out to the alleged victims and disappointed fans. In the apology, he admitted that he didn’t know “how to be considerate” in his speech and action — potentially having “hurt other people’s feelings.” He wrote:
Hello, this is Stray Kids’ Hyunjin.
First, I would like to apologize to everyone I offended with the way I spoke and behaved when I was still in school. Looking back to when I didn’t know any better than I do now, I’m ashamed of what I did. There is no excuse. I did not know how to be considerate in the way I spoke or behaved and I now realize that I’ve hurt other people’s feelings. I’m terribly sorry about my actions.
I know that it’s impossible to forgive the fact that I’ve hurt people in irreversible ways, whether I intended or not. I also know that my apology and it being accepted cannot undo the wrongdoings of my past. Therefore, I will continue to reflect on the mistakes that I’ve made.
I also want to thank the people who agreed to see me face-to-face and hear me out. I’m both very humbled and grateful that I got to apologize to them in person as well as through this message.
And if there is anyone else who felt offended by my past behavior that I was not able to speak to in person, I hope this message will share my deepest apologies.
And I’m incredibly sorry to have let down those of you who supported me.
— Stray Kids’ Hyunjin