With their CEO Jang Seok Woo arrested, and artists in their company being investigated, Open World Entertainment has issued an apology for their sex abuse scandal, in which they apologized to everybody except the victims, and then defended their artists and blamed the media.
On April 17th, OWE wrote, “First and foremost, we are deeply remorseful for having subjected everyone to immeasurable disappointment, and causing anxiety and concern through this shameful incident. We bow our heads to offer our deepest apologies, and once again apologize as this public announcement is long overdue.”
They continued, “We would like to inform you that what is being reported in the media regarding the involvement of celebrities under our agency is false. Our Open World Entertainment artists who are not linked to the original incident have been deeply hurt by this, as the media mass reported the stories before they have been completely confirmed. We earnestly ask you to refrain from writing speculative articles in the future, in order to prevent all of our label celebrities from experiencing backlash by simply being under the same label. Once again, we bow our heads and offer our most deepest apologies for causing everyone to be concerned over this disgraceful incident.”
Can this get any more comical? I hate to put it that way due to the serious nature of the charges, but when things are so ridiculous, what else can you do?
Basically, Open World Entertainment apologized for the stress they have caused the public, the stress they have caused their artists, and the shame they have brought to their company. Then they go on to defend their celebrities, who may indeed turn out to be innocent, but two have already been booked.
Anything about the victims? Nope. It reads eerily like the thoughts of the managers who commented on the sex abuse scandal, as they seem much more concerned about everything surrounding the case rather than the victims involved.
Cool non-apology apology, Open World Entertainment.
You stay classy.