“Pachinko” star Jin Ha, who previously gained recognition for his performance in the musical “Hamilton,” posted an apology on his personal website. This comes after his old blog where he posted images of older women on the subway. The images were taken without the subjects’ consent and were also shared with a full view of their faces.
The public went after the actor after noting the content of the website and his uploading of the photos with inappropriate text. The actor has since deleted his blog and apologized for the same.
On March 26, his apology said his Tumblr account should never have existed. The blog titled “Korean Flowers in Bloom” was created in 2011 and infringes on the privacy of these women. He also noted that he shouldn’t have left the blog unattended for so long and deleted his account.
Jin Ha apologized to the women in the footage and accepted his lack of judgment. Promising to work better in the future, the actor thanked netizens for giving him the opportunity to rectify his mistakes.
Jin Ha’s latest role is in the epic Korean drama “Pachinko” based on a novel of the same name. He plays Baek Solomon, the grandson of protagonist Sunja and the last in the generational chain of the poor family from Busan, South Korea.
Oscar-winning actor Youn Yuh Jung (Older Sunja) and Hallyu superstar Lee Min Ho (Koh Hansu), alongside actress Kim Min Ha (Younger Sunja) star in the drama.
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