BTS Jimin offered an apology due to the health insurance controversy he got involved in.
BTS returned to South Korea after setting a new record following their meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House. In the 35-minute discussion, they talked about crimes against Asians, stopping Asian discrimination, and the president’s visit to Korea.
The K-pop supergroup also tackled Asian inclusion as part of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month.
Jimin, following their return, issued an apology letter to fans months after a controversy happened.
BTS Jimin Addresses Health Insurance Controversy
On Weverse, Jimin shared an apology statement as he addressed the past health insurance controversy when South Korea’s National Health Insurance Service seized his apartment.
At that time, the NHIS did so after Jimin failed to pay his health insurance premiums.
“However, I thought I might be so inexperienced to be standing there on behalf of you all. I apologize for causing concerns due to my inexperienced actions. In the future, I will do my best to become more mature so that I do not cause concerns. You must have been worried since I didn't come to visit often. I will come more often,” he wrote.
Biz Hankook first reported that the NHIS seized the apartment that the idol bought for 5.9 billion Korean won ($4.7 million). The report said Jimin received four notices about the seizure by registered mail.
Big Hit Music Defends Jimin
Jimin, to be exact, owed 28 million KRW ($22,544) in health insurance premiums.
After the reports emerged, Big Hit Music explained how it happened and why Jimin was not able to pay the insurance.
"Jimin was not aware of the delinquency due to his overseas schedules, extended vacation since the end of last year, then later overseas schedule; however, as soon as he knew of the situation, he paid the full amount of charges, and the case is now closed," Big Hit Music said. "We apologize for causing concern to the artist and his fans due to the company's negligence."
ARMYs, in return, offered full support to Jimin amid the issue.
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