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Lee Seung-gi’s lengthy and emotional Instagram post about his engagement draws in mixed reactions

On April 12, 2023, actor Lee Seung-gi had posted a lengthy, two-part statement on his personal Instagram account, addressing his problems with his former agency Hook Entertainment, recent rumors surrounding him and his wife Lee Da-in, and his marriage.

In the first part of his post, he addressed false headlines and recounted his legal disputes with Hook Entertainment, as well as mentioned how the Korean general public positively viewed his donating of all his unpaid earnings—amounting to ₩5 billion won or an estimated of $3,781,500.

However, Lee Seung-gi also mentioned how the public’s reception of him turned lukewarm after announcing his engagement to South Korean actress Lee Da-in. He addressed the public’s disapproval of his marriage to Lee Da-in in the second part of his statement.

The second part reads as follows:

“This is to the fans who cherish me. First off, I’m sorry. I heard that you were very hurt due to the flood of articles coming out due to issues with my in-laws. One fan said that’s why they tried to stop my marriage.
Once again, I bow my head in apology. Even my close acquaintances suggested breaking up, saying, ‘Think of your image.’ I felt frustrated. My wife did not choose her parents…so how can I say we should break up because of her parents’ issues?

There’s a promise I made to my wife Lee Da In before and after our marriage. ‘In the future, let’s live while paying back.’ We will look after places that need help and look into ones in even greater need. We will keep this resolution regardless of malicious comments.

Lastly, many people came to our wedding to congratulate us. I sincerely thank you. While thinking of ways to return our gratitude, we came to the conclusion ‘it will be even more meaningful to use our congratulatory money for children in difficult circumstances.’

We plan to use the entire amount of congratulatory money for Lee Seung Gi and Lee Da In as a support fund for underprivileged children.

I have lived as a celebrity for 20 years. I have never spoken with this much emotion. Of course, there will be things to nitpick in this statement too. This post will likely become the starting point for more malicious articles.

Despite all that, the reason I dared to have courage is…
From after my dating news to our wedding, and to today, five days after our wedding, I’ve had a really hard time due to news mixed with mockery and degradation. On top of that, seeing malicious comments give strength to fake news made me discouraged.

I do not ask for you to bless Lee Seung Gi’s marriage. Just please watch over us. I will live and share with Lee Da In. I believe that is the best that I can do.”

For context, the public disapproves of the marriage of Lee Seung-gi and Lee Da-in due to the actress’ parents’ stock manipulation scandal. It had reached the point where even the people close to Lee Seung-gi had been telling him to break up with the actress.

Fans of the “Vagabond” actor applauded the actor’s words, calling him the “standard” for all men after defending his wife and their marriage.

However, not everyone was pleased with Lee Seung-gi’s statement, with others reasoning out why they felt “uncomfortable” while reading it. Others also expressed their disappointment towards Lee Seung-gi for defending his in-laws, who were embroiled in scandals.


Fans of Lee Seung Gi, where do you stand on this issue?


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