SF9 members and bandmate of Rowoon, Chani and Hwiyoung, has caused controversy due to violating COVID-19 regulation. As a result, the police have arrested and booked the two SF9 members for the violation. Check out the complete story below.
SF9 Members Chani & Hwiyoung Caused Controversy: Arrested After Violating COVID-19 Regulation
Maturity is when you can fully be responsible for every decision you’ve made. Whether it is right or, turns out to have violated the rules and caused inconvenience for the people around you. That is what happened to SF9 members Chani & Hwiyoung with their COVID-19 controversy.
On January 27, media reported that Seoul police had arrested individuals for violating COVID-19 regulations in a Seoul pub. And among these people were SF9 members Chani and Hwiyoung.
[단독]SF9 찬희·휘영 ‘심야 생일파티’..방역수칙 위반 입건 | 다음 뉴스 https://t.co/WzpCrs3C4i— KMJ (@vanilla_coat) January 27, 2022
Chani & Hwiyoung Booked Along With 15 Other People – the FULL Story
So, how was that possible, and what had exactly happened?
Media mentioned that Seoul police received reports that a pub was still operating on January 18 at 1 AM KST. As a matter of fact, the current COVID-19 regulation in South Korea only allows the establishment to operate only until 9 PM in Seoul. So naturally, such a drinking establishment opening past midnight immediately became a problem.
“A pub in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul is operating even after the 9 PM business limit.”report received by the Police.
Once the report reached the Seoul police, they immediately moved toward the location. However, they couldn’t get into the pub immediately because of the locked door. Therefore, the police decided to force the door open with the assistance of the firefighters.
Along with SF9 members Chani and Hwiyoung, 13 other people were present in the drinking establishment that caused the controversy. From SF9 members Chani & Hwiyoung, their acquaintances to the pub’s staff, the police arrested and booked a total of 15 people for a COVID-19 rule violation.
Then, after the news circulated on the internet and social media, SF9’s FNC entertainment agency confirmed with an official statement.
“We have confirmed that our artists violated the social distancing rules on January 18 at 1 AM.”FNC Entertainment.
The Gathering Occurred for SF9 Chani’s Birthday Celebration
Furthermore, in FNC Entertainment’s explanation, SF9 members Chani and Hwiyoung went to the pub to attend Chani’s birthday celebration. The company stated that after their schedule ended for the day, Chani and Hwiyoung received a call from a friend to celebrate Chani’s birthday. Therefore, they decided to attend the gathering.
“Hwiyoung and Chani visited the Texas Hold’em Pub in Nonhyeon-dong after receiving a friend’s call to celebrate Chani’s birthday. This incident happened after all their schedules ended for the day. They were investigated for violating the social distancing rules during the process.”FNC Entertainment.
FNC posted on fancafe about Hwiyoung and Chani violation of COVID-19 social distancing rules by being at a pub in Nonhyeon-dong at 1am on Jan 18, apparently they received call from acquaintance to celebrate Chani birthday (which was on Jan 17) at the end of their schedule pic.twitter.com/tHOXa9A07f— ƒαrαн (@twinkyxstar) January 27, 2022
FNC Entertainment Statement about SF9 Members Chani & Hwiyoung COVID-19 Controversy
In addition to the explanation, FNC Entertainment also issued an apology statement regarding the COVID-19 controversy of their SF9 members. The agency mentioned that both SF9 members are reflecting on their actions. They have both regretted their decisions.
SF9 Members Chani and Hwiyoung Admitted Their Mistake and Issued an Official Apology
Finally, along with the official apology from FNC Entertainment, Chani and Hwiyoung posted their handwritten apology on SF9 social media.
안녕하세요. 찬희입니다. pic.twitter.com/simDP5YDvP— SF9official (@SF9official) January 27, 2022
In the apology, both SF9 members admitted their careless mistake and revealed that they had just arrived at the location when the police raided the place.
Also, they apologized to the other SF9 members, the company, and their beloved fans. And they will reflect on their actions and receive all consequences about their mistakes.
안녕하세요. 휘영입니다. pic.twitter.com/HskSXzxCT7— SF9official (@SF9official) January 27, 2022
So, what do you think about this issue, Kpop fans? Indeed, one of many things that caused this controversy to blow up is that it happens when COVID-19 hits South Korea REALLY hard, especially in the entertainment industry. That is why let’s hope that the situation will get better soon. In the meantime, let’s watch SF9 powerful formation in their “TRAUMA” MV. And please remember to stay with Kpoppost and follow us on Instagram & Facebook for more updates.
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