8 Feb – For what many have perceived as a belated response, FNC Entertainment recently released a statement of apology to fans of CNBLUE's Yung Jong-hwa, following the controversy surrounding his supposed admission in Kyung Hee University's post-graduate programme and his military enlistment.
As reported on HelloKpop, the company released an official statement on its official website, which read, "We would like to sincerely apologise to the many fans who may have been hurt by the unfortunate events surrounding Jung Yong-hwa. We are deeply committed to make up for our failure to protect our artists more systematically for whatever reason.
"We are also aware of the fans' complaints, perspectives and requirements regarding the situation. We are working on thoroughly to respond to all issues such as false reports related to Jung Yong-hwa. We are sorry for the inconvenience that we are unable to explain everything in detail."
The company also promised fans that they will strengthen their artists' protection and support system.
"FNC respects the talent of Jung Yong-hwa, and will continue to keep his faith in him constantly. As co-workers and close friends who have been watching him closely, we apologise once again for the hurt and disappointment of the fans."
The company also expressed regrets that the singer had to suddenly enlist despite his scheduled activities, and that he did so without getting the proper goodbye.
Back in January, FNC revealed that Yung is expected to enter the military camp on 5 March. The announcement came after it was rumoured that Yung applied to grad school in order to delay enlistment.
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