Ji Chang-wook’s agency Spring Company, announced on February 11: “We apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable with actor Ji Chang-wook’s actions in the drama content released on January 26. »
“In the content, actor Ji Chang-wook smoked electronic cigarettes indoors. This caused inconvenience to those who felt it was inappropriate, he says. “We are sorry to have caused many people disappointment. We realize that actor Ji Chang-wook was also inappropriate. Once again, we deeply apologize to the people who discovered the content, the staff, the actors and actresses, and the viewers who enjoyed the work.
That day, a behind-the-scenes video of “Welcome to Samdal-ri,” showing Ji Chang-wook smoking an e-cigarette during rehearsals for an indoor shoot, went viral online. This is a video that was posted last month, but it later became known through the online community. In the video, Ji Chang-wook smokes in a place where all the employees and his co-actors and actresses like Shin Hye-sun and Lee Jae-won were together. Currently, Ji Chang-wook’s smoking part has been removed, and Ji Chang-wook has also apologized, but netizens are still criticizing him.
Recently, stars have been criticized for smoking indoors, causing controversy. On February 5, singer/songwriter Meenoi accidentally revealed an ashtray full of cigarette butts placed in her room during a live broadcast. She said: “I don’t know what to do,” but added: “I’m ashamed.” If you love me and I am indeed like that, I am ashamed and grateful.
Additionally, controversy arose when member Haechan was seen using e-cigarettes indoors in NCT 127’s choreography practice video. At the time, SM, the group’s agency, had announced its intention to pay the fine in this matter, adding: “We deeply apologize for causing worry to many people due to reckless actions. We will pay special attention to prevent this from happening again in the future.”