Park Seo Joon Broke His Silence Over Headband Controversy, Says 'It Might Sound Like An Excuse'

The popular South Korean actor, Park Seo Joon, who got caught amidst a recent controversy, addressed the entire incident to his fans. Check out what he has to say.


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Park Seo Joon Broke His Silence Over Headband Controversy, Says 'It Might Sound Like An Excuse'

The popular South Korean actor, Park Seo Joon found himself in the whirlwind of controversy during a stage meeting for his new film, Concrete Utopia, which is all set to release on August 9, 2023. When the incident happened, he was seen with his co-actor, Park Bo Young. Both the actors attended a stage meeting to thank the audience and fans. But a simple gesture of unacceptance turned into a whole controversy.

All to know about the controversy related to Park Seo Joon

Park Seo Joon and Park Bo Young, who play the role of a married couple in their upcoming film, Concrete Utopia, were presented with couple headbands. As per reports, a fan exclusively made those headbands for the duo. While Bo Young accepted the gift, Seo Joon denied it. When his fellow actress extended her hand to give the headband to him, he did not accept it, and as per videos available online, Park Seo Joon can be seen gesturing something regarding his hair. This did not go well with his fans, and they started criticising him because of his rude attitude.

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After the incident, Park Seo Joon was shocked to see such criticism against him

Park Seo Joon

Park Seo Joon, who was unaware of what all has happened since the event, was shocked to see such hateful comments towards him. He finally broke his silence and took to his fan cafe on August 7, 2023, to express his feelings. He said:

“I'm reaching out with this message, mindful of anyone who might have been affected and hurt."

Park Seo Joon

For the unversed, a fan cafe is a forum on the internet where South Korean artists get to interact with their fans. Hence, Park Seo Joon’s messages were only visible to the members of his fan cafe. He continued by saying that he got baffled when he learnt about the controversy. He said:

 "Initially, I was flustered when I learned about this fact. I believed that my fans might be even more distressed than I am. Yesterday, I read through each fan letter I received and went to bed contently thinking it was a good day, only to wake up to chaos. If I discuss my sentiments elsewhere, they might be taken as excuses. So, I believe this might be a fitting place since it is our exclusive space. "

Park Seo Joon explained why he did not accept the headband

Park Seo Joon

Park Seo Joon explained to his fans why he did not accept the headband that was presented to him. He mentioned that he had sprayed his hair up that day to wipe off sweat easily. He said:

 "The following day, headlines surfaced about headbands. Yet, truthfully, I sweat profusely when I go to the stage greeting events. Given fans prefer my hair styled in various ways, I decided to have it up that day for ease of managing sweat. My hair had an immense amount of hair spray applied in the morning to hold it in place - to an extent my hair became hard like a helmet. But in this condition, placing anything on my hair causes me significant scalp discomfort."

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Park Seo Joon cleared the air regarding a misunderstanding with co-star, Park Bo Young

Park Seo Joon and Park Bo Young

The 34-year-old actor, Park Seo Joon has also cleared up any misunderstandings about his relationship with Park Bo Young, stating that they have no issues or discomfort with each other. He said:

"It might sound like an excuse, but you're aware that I would put on those hairbands without hesitation. People say I put Park Bo Young in an awkward situation by making her hold the headband, but I didn't think it was mine. I thought her fan gave the headband to her so I thought the fan would be mad if I take what was Park Bo Young's. But I think there was a misunderstanding."

Park Seo Joon asked his fans to keep supporting him

Park Seo Joon

At last, the actor mentioned that his fans keep him strong and asked them not to lend an ear to what has been said regarding him due to the whole headband controversy. He said:

"Your presence keeps me strong. There's no fear when we're together. Please don't let the commotion disturb you. Sharing these sentiments should help ease my discomfort."

Park Seo Joon

Recently the fan, who made those headbands for the duo, clarified the air around the whole controversy and talked about how Park Seo Joon later accepted their fan letter. The fan said:

"Due to the inability to approach Park Seo Joon directly, I gave the headband to Park Bo Young. I didn't ask them to wear it either. After the stage greeting event, he (Park Seo Joon) even accepted my fan letter."

Park Seo Joon

What are your thoughts on this entire controversy involving Park Seo Joon? Let us know.

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