Tae Yeon was close to tears as she said, “I apologize to the nurses.”
A week after the incident on the 19th via MBC4U FM Radio Kangin Tae Yeon Chin Chin Radio show, DJ Tae Yeon sent out an official apology to the nurses.
DJ Kangin said in the opening, “There’s a time when you feel the other person’s happiness, when they say something. There’s a time where your life changes, because of words from another person. Then there are people, who have to live their life with words that they have said.” Tae Yeon then said, “The power of words is big”, and added, “A small fire can burn down an entire forest.”
Kangin then said, “In your words, you have to think of the reactions. But depending on the circumstances you only say words from your perspective”, and thus admitting the mistake that Tae Yeon did to the nurses. Tae Yeon said, “I was sick last week and didn’t think about the possible reactions when I said some things. I am really sorry if my words were wrong and have hurt you. I am going to be more careful in future and think about the reactions.” They both admitted to their mistakes and made an official apology to everyone.
Jaurim The 20th Century Boys and Girls was broadcasted after the apology. After the song, Tae Yeon apologised again, “I said it in the opening before but I want to apologise for my mistake last week. I think I have hurt many people and many have felt that what I said was wrong. I feel immature about that.” With that, she admitted to her mistake and was close to tears.
Kangin also repeated his apology, “Once again, with my head bowed down, I want to express my words of apology. We will not repeat the same mistake. Again, Tae Yeon and I are apologising with our heads down.”
On the 12th January episode of the radio show, Tae Yeon had said on-air, “I went to the hospital to get an injection but they said that they couldn’t give me one because the nurse had to go for meals. But how is it possible that the nurses can go and eat while the patient is sick?” Because of that, the discussions started and Kangin said, “I think they lost their minds and only thought about themselves”, and joked, “go to eat for the rest of your lives”.
As discussions among netizens and the anger among nurses amplified, Tae Yeon (So Nyeo Shi Dae) and Kangin (Super Junior) company, SM Entertainment made a statement to apologize but discussions persisted. Thus, they decided to make an official apology through the radio broadcast on the 19th.