Stray Kids Han has apologized after a controversy over his previous lyrics.
On February 2nd, a post entitled “Idol Group Member Past Racism Controversy” was uploaded to an online community. The post stated that there was controversy over racist lyrics in a rap video uploaded by an idol when they were in middle school. The controversy grew and Han was identified as the idol who wrote the lyrics. Among the allegations, the idol was charged with using so-called racial slurs and other derogatory comments. Many people asked him to apologize for the lyrics.
Later that day, Han posted a letter of apology with the following English version:
Hello, this is Stray Kids HAN.
First of all, the lyrics I wrote around 2013 when I was 13 made fans and many others very concerned. Without an apology, this is entirely my fault. I sincerely apologize.
I wrote the inappropriate lyrics with the sole thought of raping in my irresponsible, younger days. I apologize for hurting so many people with the lyrics without thinking about it enough.
Because of this incident, I was able to think deeply while reading comments that many had left as well as the texts that I had written in the past.
The reason I decided to become a singer was that I could express myself through music and connect with a lot of people. Because of this, I am very ashamed that I have written such texts in the past.
Since I fully understand that such behavior cannot be excused simply because of its young age, I will think deeply about my actions.
I will always appreciate the love and support that fans send around the world and will become someone who takes on the stage with a sincere heart.
Once again I sincerely apologize to everyone I have scarred from my past behavior.
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