SM Entertainment responds to criticisms against Onew giving the middle finger
With the heated attention of netizens on SHINee‘s Onew after seeing the idol giving the middle finger during a radio broadcast, SM Entertainment has responded to the criticisms.
SM Entertainment, the agency representing the boy group SHINee, made an official apology on March 19 for the group leader’s bad behavior. He was caught giving the finger to someone. The agency explained, “Onew did that unwittingly while playing around with the other group members as they waited to appear on a radio program. It was not his intention to offend others, but he is now deeply regretting his mistake and will be more careful so as not to let something like that happen again.”
Tho I (and a lot of people) don't think the middle finger is a big deal at all, I can understand that being really bad for his image in the industry he's in. Just hope this will be forgotten soon.
Sources: AllKpop (DongA, Sports Seoul, Newsen), Korea.com (Starnews).