According to South Korean law, it is illegal to smoke or vape in a public place aside from designated smoking areas. Welcome to Samdal-ri team shared a BTS video in which Ji Chang-Wook was seen smoking. The video went viral, and the actor received backlash.
The agency for Ji Chang-Wook has apologized after a recent video of the actor smoking indoors caused a stir. Chang-Wook “recognizes his behavior was improper, and he feels sorry for disappointing many people,” according to Soompi. On January 26, a behind-the-scenes film from Chang-Wook’s current drama Welcome to Samdal-ri was made public. In it, the actor could be seen smoking an electronic cigarette indoors.
In a statement released on Sunday, Chang-Wook’s agency, Spring Company, said, “Hello, this is Spring Company. We sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by Ji Chang-Wook’s behavior in the behind-the-scenes footage from his drama, which was made available to the public on January 26. One instance in particular from the behind-the-scenes footage showed actor Ji Chang-Wook smoking an electronic cigarette indoors. The scene brought discomfort to those who saw it as improper conduct.
You can binge-watch the entire Welcome to Samdal-ri drama on Netflix and Hii Tv.
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