Aespa’s Karina says sorry to fans after confirming romance


Following her dating news, K-pop girl group aespa’s Karina posted a handwritten apology letter addressed to her fanbase after confirming her relationship with actor Lee Jae Wook.

The news was first revealed by Dispatch, which detailed how their romance blossomed after meeting at a fashion show in Milan earlier this year.

In the letter posted on her Instagram account on Tuesday, March 5, Karina expressed her heartfelt apologies to fans, popularly known as MYs, who may have been taken aback by the unexpected revelation.

The K-pop sensation acknowledged the “shock and disappointment” her relationship might have caused her dedicated fans.

A report by K-entertainment news outlet Soompi provided an English translation of the idol’s letter which read:

“Hello, this is Karina.

“First, I apologize for surprising you greatly, and I wound up [writing this] late because I feel very cautious towards the MYs who must have been very surprised.

“I know very well how disappointed the MYs who have supported me up until now must be, and I also know that they are feeling upset while thinking back on the things we’ve said to one another. I feel even more sorry because I, too, understand those feelings all too well.

“I wound up writing this letter in the hopes of conveying my feelings even a little bit.

“Even though I’m worried that this [letter] may hurt [MYs] one more time, the reason I’m taking the risk and writing this is because I wanted to convey that I am sincerely sorry to the fans who gifted me with the warmest winter of my life from the moment I debuted.”

“Starting now, I want to do a good job filling the places where MYs have been wounded. I have always been sincere towards MYs, and even now, each and every one of you is truly precious to me.

“Although this letter may be too short to express all of my feelings, thank you for reading it. In the future, I want to show you a more mature side, without disappointing MYs, as I work even harder in my activities.

“MYs, please make sure to eat well, and let’s meet one another in good shape. I’m sorry, and I’m very grateful.”

Fans flooded the comments section with messages of understanding, support, and encouragement. Many commended Karina for her honesty and wished the couple happiness in their relationship.

Some also expressed confusion about the artist having to apologize for “having a personal life”.

Patricia Dela Roca
Patricia Dela Roca
Patricia Dela Roca is a content producer with nerdy tendencies. She tends to lose herself in writing, films, fictional novels, video games, and in her Kpop bias' eyes.