Goo Hara and her ex-boyfriend, Choi Jong Bum, was recently caught up in a scandal where both sides accused each other of physical assault and Goo Hara sued him for threatening her with a “revenge porn” sex-tape.
After months of accusations and legal battles, the two decided to come to a settlement. Goo Hara soon returned to her promotions and it appears her ex-boyfriend is getting ready to start anew as well.
Choi Jong Bum, who was a renown hair stylist, released a new apology onto his Instagram where he also announced that he opened a new hair salon with the help of his peers. He repeatedly apologized to anyone who was affected by their scandal.
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안녕하세요 최종범입니다. 먼저 많은 분들께 걱정을 끼쳐드린 점에 대해서 진심으로 사죄의 말씀을 전합니다. 그동안 친구, 지인 및 저를 좋아하고 아껴주시던 주변 분들에게 기존 카카오톡 계정이 사라져 연락을 할 수 없었고 답을 할 수 없었습니다. 인스타 DM 역시 계정 문제로 한동안 확인이 어려웠습니다. 긴 시간 심려끼친 점, 걱정하고 서운하게 해드린 점 다시한번 죄송합니다. Dm 주시면 변경된 연락처를 보내드리겠습니다. 저를 믿고 함께 일했던 동료와 샵, 지지해주신 분들과 가족에게 깊은 실망을 안겨드린 저의 과오를 평생 뉘우치며 살고자 합니다. 그런 마음으로 오랜 시간동안 주변 분들의 성원과 도움으로 준비한 샵을 이번에 오픈하게 되었습니다. 아직도 부족함이 많지만, 항상 그랬듯이 저의 업, 미용에 최선을 다하는 모습을 보여드리도록 하겠습니다. 앞으로 저 혼자가 아닌 저희 매장 식구들과 가족, 주변 지인들을 위해 더 성숙된 모습으로 열심히 제 자리에서 저의 일을 하는 것으로 절 아껴주신 분들께 사죄하고자합니다. 다시 한번, 저로 인해 불편함을 느끼셨을 모든 분들께 진심으로 사과드립니다. 감사합니다.
Hello. This is Choi Jong Bum.
First, I would like to sincerely apologize for causing a lot of people to worry. I was unable to respond back to my friends, acquaintances, and those who thought of me dearly because my original Kakao Talk account got deleted. I was unable to check my Instagram DM as well due to certain issues. I apologize once again for causing a disturbance and making others worry and become upset.
If you send me a DM, I’ll let you know my new contact number.
I plan on living the rest of my life with the guilt of disappointing my colleagues, the salon, my family, and everyone who has supported me.
With that in mind, I have opened a new salon after a long time of support and help from the people around me. I know I’m still lacking, but I will make sure that our salon does its utmost best much like how it’s always been run.
I will not only strive to become better for myself but for our salon’s employees, family, and friends. I apologize to everyone who has treasured me.
I would like to sincerely apologize once again to everyone who felt offended by my actions.
— Choi Jong Bum
Despite his pleas for forgiveness, netizens have become angrier as he appeared to be “using his crimes” to promote the launch of his new salon. The location of his new salon has not been released.