Choi Jin Hyuk nilabag ang batas ng COVID
Dahil sa paglabag sa COVID-19 prevention regulation sa South Korea, kailangan munang huminto sa kahit na anong activities si Choi Jin Hyuk.
At dahil din sa paglabag niyang ito, ang kanyang kasalukuyang variety show sa SBS na “My Little Old Boy” ay nag-stepdown na rin siya permanently. Para hindi na makaaekto sa programa, i-edit na ang lahat ng footages na na nakuhanan na nandoon siya.
Nangyari raw ang diumano’y pag-violate ni Choi Jin Hyuk sa COVID-19 prevention regulations noong October 6. Nang makita ito na pumasok sa isang bar kasama ang isang acquaintance. Ayon sa actor sa pamamagitan ng agency nito, hindi raw intentional ang nangyari dahil wala raw idea si Choi Jin Hyuk na illegal pala na nag-open ang bar kahit hindi pa ito allowed.
Ang acquaintance raw nito ang siyang nag-aya na doon sila para mas makapag-usap sila ng tahimik. Pero dahil sa pangyayari, willing naman daw ang actor na mag-reflect muna dahil sa kapabayaan niya.
Naglabas nga ng official statement ang kanyang agency, ang G-Tree Creative noong October 8 para ipaliwanag ang diumano’y totoong nangyari.
“On October 6, Choi Jin Hyuk violated COVID-19 prevention regulations while meeting up with an acquaintance. Choi Jin Hyuk’s acquaintance took him to a bar that he said could stay open until 10 p.m., and Choi Jin Hyuk had no idea that the bar was open illegally. Therefore, he mistakenly thought that there would be no problem with staying there until 10 p.m.”
“He ended up at that place because his acquaintance recommended it while they were looking for a quiet place to talk. However, because it was a bar that was not allowed to be open under the current level of social distancing guidelines, he was caught for violating COVID-19 prevention regulations at about 8:20. He is truly ashamed of his ignorance and wrongdoing in not properly checking the COVID-19 prevention guidelines and not being more vigilant, and he is aware that there is no excuse for his behavior. With his head bowed, he apologizes.
“Choi Jin Hyuk is reflecting deeply and will be mindful not to repeat this kind of mistake ever again in the future. As an agency, we will also always do everything we can to manage our celebrities.”