Ravi has unfortunately become the latest member to leave VIXX, which he announced today along with an apology for his military evasion controversy, in which he used a broker to fake epilepsy.
In his statement on Instagram, he explains that his decision came down to his company circumstances.
Hello, this is Ravi.
First of all, I apologize to everyone who has been harmed and hurt by what I did wrong.
In the past, I was assigned to public service due to illness I had, and I was postponing my service for my activities when I reached the point where it was difficult to postpone my service any further.
I was the only artist in the company generating profits, and the implementation dates for the contracts that were signed before COVID-19 were being postponed without certainty, so with the burden of contract cancellation charges, I was desperate to delay my military service.
With desperation, I made a foolish decision, and when my worries about the company and the contract issues were resolved, I voluntarily registered for public service and was carrying out my service since October of last year.
And I’m glad he also took the time to apologize to those who do suffer from the conditions he faked as well.
I would like to sincerely apologize to the epilepsy patients and their families who must have been hurt by this self-justified wrong decision I made in this process along with everyone required to serve who is diligently carrying out their duty even at this moment.
Furthermore, I sincerely apologize to all the people who were hurt by me and to the fans who passionately supported my life beyond my existence as an artist for making you all experience the feeling that the time we spent together is being denied and falling apart.
I wanted to be someone you could be proud of, but I have no excuse for showing such a shameful side of myself.
Compared to everyone’s valuable feelings which were developed sincerely over a long period of time, I think I was very lacking.
Finally, he announced his decision to leave VIXX.
Lastly, I decided to leave VIXX so that no further damage would be given to the team members who were harmed by my fault. I am sincerely grateful to all the members who have been with me for the long period of 11 years, and I feel apologetic beyond words. I sincerely hope that there will be no more harm caused to the members’ valuable efforts because of me.
I think I am a person who is lacking a lot and still has much to learn.
I think it is my responsibility to take all the criticism over this incident. The more you scold me, the more I will repent and learn from it.
I know very well that my simple words of apology do not make my faults go away.
I will continue to learn and work hard so that I can live as a better person by reflecting on this moment without forgetting it.
I sincerely apologize.
Not gonna defend him from criticism, but as far as apologies go he hit all the notes I would’ve wanted and seemed genuine enough.
So hopefully he doesn’t get the maximum requested sentence of two years (they rarely do), and is instead able to mainly just serve his time like many others before him with controversies like this. From there, who knows, but time heals a lot if he can stay out of trouble.