Lee Seung Gi, the South Korean actor and singer, was seen shedding tears for his wife who has been facing severe backlash from obsessive fans. In fact, his love for his wife has only grown stronger after realizing the hardships she has endured for a long time.
Lee Seung Gi and Lee Da In tied the knot in a grand wedding ceremony on April 7th. While many fans admire and congratulate the couple, there are also some who have criticized the groom and the bride.
According to a close friend of the couple on Pann, these negative comments have saddened the couple. Lee Seung Gi deeply loves his wife and does not want her to face the invisible pressures from public opinion.
He has even shed tears out of concern for his wife when she faced pressure from fans and friends. Recently, he shared on his personal page about these issues, hoping that everyone can accept Lee Da In as an important and indispensable part of his life.
All the controversies surrounding Lee Da In’s parents, such as allegations of insider trading and stock fraud, have only remained as rumors without concrete evidence. Her past should not be blamed on her, as she did not have the choice to choose her parents; it is a matter of fate.
Furthermore, you can also refer to Lee Seung Gi’s post on April 12th to understand his heartfelt emotions on this matter.
On April 12, Lee Seung Gi personally took to his personal Instagram account with two lengthy posts clarifying the rumors that are circulating in regard to his wife and her family.
Lee Seung Gi wrote the letter in two parts, and he explained, “When I donated the 5 billion KRW (3.8 million USD) that I received from my former agency in December last year, I received praise from the public. Many people showed me support and gave me courage. I think that period of praise lasted about 2 months. After announcing my marriage to my wife, Lee Da In, the public opinion flipped. But that doesn’t matter because I didn’t donate to gain public support.”
He continued to write, “I always believed that the public is right. If the public is displeased, there is a reason. However, sometimes it is unjust. For example, when the public is misinformed. ‘He (Lee Dan In’s father) embezzled 26 billion KRW through stock manipulation, and there are 300,000 victims’? This is obvious misinformation. I don’t know where the reporters and YouTubers got this information, but it is completely unfounded.”
Lee Seung Gi revealed that Lee Da In’s parents filed a complaint against five media outlets that reported the news (Sports Kyunghyang, Ten Asia, Xports News, Celeb Media, and Wikitree) to the Press Arbitration Commission. He revealed that the Press Arbitration Commission ordered that the media outlets release a correction report.
Lee Seung Gi also clarified the reports about receiving product sponsorship at his wedding and stated he has not received any sponsorship from any brand. The singer also called out the reporters who have not contacted him for fact-checking before releasing articles about the sponsorship rumors.
He even exposed the reporters who have connections with the executives at Hook Entertainment. Lee Seung Gi exposed all the reporters who intentionally wrote negative articles about Lee Da In’s father and used that to threaten Lee Seung Gi.
He then directed another post to his fans and apologized to the fans who were hurt by all the controversy surrounding the singer. He shared, “I want to say something to the fans who cherish me. First, I am sorry. I heard that you were hurt by the flood of articles about me. That’s why one fan even asked me to stop the marriage. I once again bow my head and apologize.”
Lee Seung Gi continued, “Even my close acquaintances told me to ‘think about my image’ and told me to break up. I was frustrated. My wife didn’t choose her parents. How can people tell me to break up because of her parents’ issue? Even before getting married, my wife and I made a promise that we will repay while we live. We will help those in need. We will keep this promise regardless of the negative comments… Many people came to the wedding to congratulate us. I want to thank them sincerely. While thinking about a way to return our gratitude, we came to the conclusion that it would be more meaningful if we used the gift money for children in difficult circumstances. We plan to use all of the congratulatory gift money to support children in need.”
He concluded the post, “I lived as a celebrity for 20 years. I’ve never said anything so emotionally. Of course, people will nitpick at this letter. And this letter will be another thing that will start malicious articles. But the reason I took the courage to write this…is that it was so difficult due to the negative and slandering articles that came out, starting from the dating news to the wedding, even now five days after getting married. I became discouraged looking at the malicious comments. I won’t ask you to bless my marriage, but please just watch. I will live happily with Lee Da In while sharing with others. I believe that is the best that I can do.”