Former Korean girl group member KARA’s Park Gyuri has apologised for going clubbing after footage of her partying at an Itaewon club went viral online. What was especially controversial about Gyuri's actions was that the 31-year-old was seen on social media advocating the importance of social distancing measures which were set to be eased four days after her visit to the club on May 1.
What made matters worse is that the COVID-19 carrier, who has been linked to Korea's second wave of infections, had visited five Itaewon clubs and bars on the same night, and one of the clubs was the one Gyuri was at.
On May 11, Gyuri issued this apology: “I have deeply reflected on my actions and I apologise for not following guidelines that everyone should be adhering to during social distancing, regardless of [whatever] reasons [I had]. I wore a mask from the moment I went into [the club] until I left. I went to get tested on the day the article about the confirmed case was released, and I'm currently in self-isolation although I have tested negative [for COVID-19].”