ZEROBASEONE’s Kim Gyu Vin has apologized for his controversial choice of words in several recent posts.
While interacting with fans online, Kim Gyu Vin recently came under fire for using a number of slang expressions that could be perceived as derogatory to women or linked to misogynistic online communities.
On August 19, Kim Gyu Vin shared a formal apology in which he clarified that he had not known “the exact meaning or origin” of the expressions in question.
Kim Gyu Vin’s full apology is as follows:
Hello. This is ZEROBASEONE’s Kim Gyu Vin.
I have become aware that recently, while communicating with my fans in a new way, I used expressions of which I did not know the exact meaning or origin, and I am deeply reflecting on this.
I sincerely apologize to the many people who must have felt uncomfortable because of my inexpert ways. I will learn more and make an effort to prevent this kind of situation from arising again in the future.
Once again, I apologize to the fans who support me and everyone I’ve troubled through this incident.
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