Former B.A.P member Himchan was recently sentenced to 10 months in prison for sexual assault, and just months before that got his license suspended for drunk driving.
Himchan recently posted a vague and rather shitty apology.
“Hello, this is Kim Himchan. First of all, I’m sorry for speaking about this late. I know it’s overdue, but I wanted to apologize, so I am writing about this now. I would like to apologize to those who believed in me and waited for me regarding all my actions so far. There are many reasons why I am speaking up about this belatedly, but I have been staying quiet because of the many articles and stories that are different from the truth. I’m sorry for making you worry about various incidents. Furthermore, I am aware of my negligence and mistakes, and I apologize for everything. I hope everyone will be happy. Please forgive me for only being able to repay those who have believed in me this way. I apologize, and I’m sorry again. I hope everyone will be happy without any incidents. Good-bye. Thank you for everything.”
Considering the seriousness of what he’s done, this is just pathetic. I’m not one of those people who thinks anybody is beyond rehabilitation, but part of that process is taking responsibility, and being vague about sexual assault (and drunk driving) by talking about it as one of “various incidents” isn’t the way to go about that.
Later, it was reported that Himchan had made an attempt on his life.
On June 14, Star News reported that B.A.P’s Himchan attempted to take his own life on the night of June 13.
Star News reported that Himchan’s mother had been contacted by acquaintances that were concerned for his health and was able to prevent a more serious incident from occurring. According to the report, Himchan is not in life-threatening condition and is currently resting at home.
Obviously I don’t think this is the way he should take responsibility and he doesn’t deserve to die. Hopefully he gets the help he needs as he recovers.
That said, I also think of his victim at this time, who must feel a whirlwind of emotions seeing this become news. Or worse yet, seeing people sympathizing with her assaulter, and I hope she doesn’t feel any guilt or anything of that sort.