9:19 pm - 08/05/2019

Kang Daniel Posts Letter Following News Of Relationship With TWICE’s Jihyo

Kang Daniel shared a letter on August 5 to express his thoughts to fans following the confirmation that he is dating TWICE member Jihyo.

He wrote the following on his official website:

Hello. This is Kang Daniel.

First of all, I’m really sorry to everyone who may have been very surprised when they saw the sudden news this morning.

You may not have been able to focus on anything all day, and I’m worried over whether I’m writing to you too late. I’m very sorry because I couldn’t say it beforehand, and also because I’m talking about this in a space that could overflow even if it was just full of the words between all of you and myself.

Truly a lot happened before I was able to stand on my own now. There were some really tiring times, but what helped me then was my fans, rather than anything else. I want to tell you this.

Even during the pain of the long period of no engagements when you couldn’t see me and during the times that were difficult due to the speculative talk with malicious intent, you only looked at me. You endured a lot for me and hid your frustration, and you held cafe events full of my photos and put messages of support at subway stations, and I really thank you for that love and support that made me able to stand up again.

I gained an immeasurable amount of comfort and hope from all of you when I went to the cafes or subway stations and I saw your love with my own eyes, or when you set such surprising records that I couldn’t even have imagined them when I was working on the album.

I want to take care of the hearts of those fans and it’s both my role to try to do that and what I want to do. In order to carry out that role, I will become singer Kang Daniel who always shows you a good image, which I’ve always considered to be the most important thing.

I’ve received so much from fans and I feel grateful. I’ll try to return more than that in the future.

Tomorrow, I’ll become Kang Daniel who is better than today.

I really, really thank you for being together with me.

source: @soompi, soompi, naver

Good letter that shows his appreciation and love for his fans without apologizing for dating.
scionofawhisper 5th-Aug-2019 07:36 pm (UTC)
His fans sound amazing, he just sounds full of himself.
juhli 5th-Aug-2019 08:08 pm (UTC)
What makes you think that? I thought it sounded pretty genuine and was a good message to his fans.
sciencebottle 5th-Aug-2019 07:43 pm (UTC)
I think its a decent letter. I know next to nothing about him but from what I can see he addressed it well and is pacifying the fans in a way that seems (seems!) to be as truthful as possible without outright mentioning the dating (I don't think idol culture really is at that point yet where they can outright say it, but someone's gotta do it right). And he's correct, him and Jihyo are in a space where they do have to be extremely cautious about what they say or it'll 'overflow', so I think this was well done.

I hope they have a lovely relationship, I'm already way too invested in their happiness lol
suggestivepeach 5th-Aug-2019 10:31 pm (UTC)

“I hope they have a lovely relationship, I'm already way too invested in their happiness” same lol. I want more healthy, strong relationships in the industry pls.

annayism 5th-Aug-2019 08:13 pm (UTC)
good, don't apologize to fans about dating
modestgoddess79 5th-Aug-2019 08:23 pm (UTC)
I hope the fans don't attack either one of them. Their job is to entertain, not to be single forever.
miuratenshi 5th-Aug-2019 08:35 pm (UTC)
This is sweet and I'm glad that he didn't apologize.
lil_poisonfrog 5th-Aug-2019 08:45 pm (UTC)
I really hope neither party's career suffers bc of this and that they can stay together. Both seem like sweet, earnest ppl

He has so many cards stacked against him already. It seems like things are mostly positive now but I wonder how his next cb will go
goshipgurl 5th-Aug-2019 09:49 pm (UTC)
op we have a kang daniel tag
juhli 5th-Aug-2019 10:14 pm (UTC)
spread 5th-Aug-2019 10:55 pm (UTC)
We support this beautiful & powerful couple.
I hope they get married tbh!!
This iconic union.
radowan 5th-Aug-2019 11:12 pm (UTC)
i'm all for idols dating ppl in their age bracket tbh, and just idols dating in general.
jaequeeragenda 5th-Aug-2019 11:39 pm (UTC)
dang lol idols really catch no breaks, at least they are age appropriate
sra_interesante 6th-Aug-2019 01:15 am (UTC)
kpop idols are so weird ....

sometimes public apology for dating sound more genuine than public apology for a drug scandal

dior_chic 6th-Aug-2019 02:34 am (UTC)
Mte. I stopped reading because this is just so weird to me
dongsaengkiller 6th-Aug-2019 01:30 am (UTC)
Love it. Do you boo
rainstormraider 6th-Aug-2019 03:09 am (UTC)
I am loving all of this.

I hope we get to see photos of burning albums and posters soon.
gathyou 6th-Aug-2019 07:39 am (UTC)
Nice letter. I like how he thanks fans for their support but doesn't say much about the relationship. He's right, it's private and he should be able to keep it private. I hope things go well for Jihyo and him!
adenar 6th-Aug-2019 09:58 am (UTC)
I dislike that he has to write this letter but I think it's a wise one under the circumstances; he emphasises how much he values his fans without apologising for his actual relationship, just apologising for the news being a surprise.

I wish them well!
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