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Yoo optimistic in third appeal

Former Korean-American pop star Yoo Seung-jun spoke for the first time over the weekend since appealing to Korea’s citizenry in May to be allowed re-entry.

The entertainer was deported 13 years ago for evading mandatory military service by gaining U.S. citizenship.

The 38-year-old on Saturday commented on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, about his public apology and his determination regarding what to do.

“I have not given up,” he said. “I’m still trying to be more courageous. I’m praying and will continue to dream of returning to Korea.”

He also thanked his fans for their unwavering support. “I truly thank you for supporting me. I will get back on my feet. I miss you and I love you.”

Yoo publicly apologized twice for past mistakes via online broadcaster Afreeca TV in Hong Kong on May 19 and 27.

In his first appearance, he apologized for avoiding service, then appealed a second time to be allowed back into the country and explain criticisms surrounding his previous address.

BY JIN MIN-JI
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