Jaejoong apologizes again for coronavirus prank for April Fools’

Apr 02, 2020, 09:52 am

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JYJ’s Jaejoong has apologized once again after falsely announcing that he had contracted COVID-19 on April Fool’s Day.

On April 1, Jaejoong posted on his SNS, “I am also personally aware that it was something that shouldn’t be done. First, I want to apologize to the people who have suffered due to COVID-19 and to the people who were disrupted in their administrative work over the post I wrote.”

“I know it was bad judgment, but I wanted to convey the message hoping that people would be more aware of the current lack of awareness of response methods and the dangerousness of the virus outbreak and therefore we could minimize the number of people who suffer because of COVID-19,” he said. 

“My father recently had lung cancer surgery and he went to the hospital often. Looking at the medical staff and patients at the hospital, I felt a bit angry and wished that people thought of the virus as not someone else’s problem, but their own problem.  The post today was too much, the method to get people to listen with extreme attention hurt many people and received many criticism. I would like to sincerely apologize for my post which have caused distress to the government agencies and medical staff who have been working hard to contain the virus and many people who are working hard to overcome the lifestyle they have given up as they adhere to guidelines.”

Previously, Jaejoong pulled a prank on his followers by falsely stating that he had contracted COVID-19. Later, he said the prank was aimed to raise awareness about the disease.

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