SM Entertainment Issues an Apology for NCT127’s Bodyguard Injuring a Photographer
Hyo Kyung Kim, May 17, 2018, 6:34 a.m.
The recent news of NCT127’s bodyguard injuring a photographer has been causing a stir in the k pop world. SM Entertainment has released an apology on behalf of the group. On May 15, NCT127’s bodyguard injured a photographer causing an injury to his lip. There are reports that the bodyguard cursed at the photographer after getting called out by the victim.
SM Entertainment has released the following apology, "We sincerely apologize for the the harm received by the press photographer due to the wrongful actions of a guard who was in charge of security when our artists were arriving at Incheon Airport on the 16th. The managers, the security guard who caused trouble, and the CEO of the security guard company went to the press photographer who was harmed and offered their sincere apologies. Disciplinary actions will be taken against the manager who was unable to comprehend the situation correctly and managed it poorly, and we will implement thorough preventive education for all of the managers. In addition, the security guard company will take strict disciplinary measures on the guard who caused trouble, implement thorough preventive education on overall security tasks, and compensate for the injuries received by the press photographer. We once again apologize for the trouble caused."
NCT127 is the debut extended play by NCT 127, the Seoul-based sub-unit of South Korean boy band NCT. It was released digitally on July 10, 2016 and physically on July 11. The EP consists of seven tracks including the title track, "Fire Truck". The mini-album was a commercial success topping the Gaon Album Chart. The EP sold 83,272 physical copies in 2016.