Ex-Sechskies Kang Sunghoon Draws Backlash After ‘Apology’ Video Resurfaces

A video of former Sechskies member Kang Sunghoon “apologizing” has resurfaced and is drawing backlash among K-netizens. Keep on reading for all the details.

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Ex-Sechskies Kang Sunghoon Garners Criticism Following Resurfaced ‘Apology’ Video

On February 11, 2024, a post titled “Kang Sunghoon’s apology video” was posted to a popular South Korean community forum.

The video includes GIFs from a TikTok video posted by the former Sechskies member. In the video, he does a deep bow and then proceeds to act cute. The video includes the caption, “I know it’s so sudden for all ya’ll, but sorry for being so cute! Oh my! I’m so sorry!”

Ex-Sechskies Kang Sunghoon Draws Backlash After 'Apology' Video Resurfaces
(Photo : Kang Sunghoon TikTok)
Ex-Sechskies Kang Sunghoon Draws Backlash After ‘Apology’ Video Resurfaces

Ex-Sechskies Kang Sunghoon Draws Backlash After 'Apology' Video Resurfaces
(Photo : Kang Sunghoon TikTok)
Ex-Sechskies Kang Sunghoon Draws Backlash After ‘Apology’ Video Resurfaces

Though the post was posted recently, the TikTok itself was posted over two years ago. He posted the video to the platform on February 4, 2022.

 @hoony222 #너무귀여워서죄송합니다 #틱톡순삭 #cute #KANGSUNGHOON #KPOP #fyp #추천 #おすすめ #parati ♬ #너무귀여워서죄송합니다 – *⸜ PANXI ⸝*  

The post garnered over 97,000 views on the forum, with many slamming the former idol. Due to his previous controversies, many did not take his “apology” for being cute kindly.

Ex-Sechskies Kang Sunghoon Draws Backlash After 'Apology' Video Resurfaces
(Photo : Kang Sunghoon Instagram) Ex-Sechskies Kang Sunghoon Draws Backlash After ‘Apology’ Video Resurfaces

CHECK THIS OUT: 5 Female K-Pop Idols Who Went Viral For Their To-Die-For Bodies: BLACKPINK Jennie, ITZY Yuna, MORE! Many were hopeful he had come to his senses and apologized for his previous scandals, only to be let down by his unserious video. Others criticized Kang Sunghoon for “not acting his age.” For reference, he was born in 1980 and is currently 43 years old. Most were angry just watching the GIFs, while others were disappointed in themselves for clicking the post out of curiosity. Some comments read,

  • “The king of not acting his age.”
  • “Wow, this surprised me. He is making me angry in the middle of the night.”
  • “Ah… I fell for it…”
  • “Curse my curiosity.”
  • “I was wondering if he finally came to his senses… Instead, my senses are confused…”

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Former Sechskies Kang Sunghoon’s Past Scandals

Kang Sunghoon has been embroiled in three major scandals in his past, all from 2019. His biggest scandal was when he was accused of fraud. At the time, Kang Sunghoon was meant to have a solo fan meeting in Taiwan, but it was canceled. The tickets were not refunded properly, and the idol’s fan club was accused of embezzling fan donations.

Ex-Sechskies Kang Sunghoon Draws Backlash After 'Apology' Video Resurfaces
(Photo : Kang Sunghoon Instagram) Ex-Sechskies Kang Sunghoon Draws Backlash After ‘Apology’ Video Resurfaces

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On top of that, he was accused of embezzlement through his fan club, Hoony World. They claimed the organization falsely recorded profits from a Sechskies 20-year debut anniversary event.

Another scandal arose after a video of him chatting with fans was leaked in 2019. In the video, he claimed present-day idols (third-generation idols at the time) were all “ugly” and had “dirty skin.” He has since apologized for the video, saying he felt disappointed with himself and does not know why he said such a thing. He also apologized to juniors in the industry.

Finally, Kang Sunghoon was accused of selling gifts given to him by fans. For this scandal, Kang Sunghoon released a statement, stating his stylist informed him they would throw things he no longer needed. He was not informed that the items were gifts, and he was immediately angry when he found out after.