K-pop star apologizes over death of neighbor bitten by family pet dog


Image capture of video from Choi Siwon's instagram account
  • South Korean boy band Super Junior member Choi Siwon apologized for the death of a neighbor bitten by his family’s pet dog
  • Siwon posted his apology on Instagram
  • The family of the victim forgave him and decided not to take legal action against Siwon’s family

A South Korean singer and actor had offered an apology for the death of a businesswoman who died after being bitten by his family’s pet dog.

Choi Siwon, a member of the South Korean boy band Super Junior, wrote his apology on his Instagram account over the death of his neighbor who was an owner of an upscale South Korean restaurant.

His post read (translated in English):

“This is Choi Siwon. I bow my head in apology to the bereaved family, who must be going through great shock and sorrow right now. I feel very apologetic for the incident that our family’s dog was recently involved in. I extend my sincerest condolences to the family of the deceased.”

As a member of a family raising a dog, I feel a great sense of responsibility. I should’ve kept close supervision at all times, but my carelessness led to a horrible incident and I am deeply reflecting. I will make sure this doesn’t happen again. I apologize for causing trouble. May she rest in peace.”

According to Soompi, the family of the victim has forgiven the K-pop star and decided not to take legal action against his family. The older sister of the victim said Choi Siwon visited them several times to apologize.

“Choi Siwon visited our family several times to apologize. He even cried at the funeral. I held onto his two hands and forgave him,” she said.

 

This article has been viewed 989 times. Article originally posted: October 22, 2017, 10:32 am (UTC-0). Last update: October 22, 2017 at 10:32 am (UTC-0).

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