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Kim Jang-hoon pays respect to Sewol victims


Kim Jang-hoon

Singer Kim Jang-hoon, who has been actively engaged in raising awareness of social affairs throughout the decade, visited an altar in Ansan, Gyeonggi, to commemorate the Danwon High School students and teachers who lost their lives in the Sewol tragedy on April 16.

“People are beginning to forget about the tragedy. If we forget and let go of the lost souls, then this kind of tragedy will happen over and over,” noted the veteran singer during a phone interview with Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of Korea JoongAng Daily, yesterday morning.

“With many people starting to move on from the Sewol, I think we need to reach out to the Sewol victims now, and start healing the wounds of the ones who experienced serious trauma.”

Ilgan Sports asked him what made him step forward.

“Well, at first, I thought that the government will take care of everything. But I don’t think what they’re doing is enough. I strongly believe that systematic help should be given to the victims, not only at the government-level, but also through community service.”

Kim also added, “I am thinking of establishing an NGO kind of group to reach out to the families.”

Kim added that his plan to come back to the stage is postponed.

By Kim Hee-eun, contributing writer

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