Actress sorry for copycat scandal
Actress Yoon Eun-hye apologized for her recent plagiarism scandal at a promotional event organized by a bag company on Friday. It was her first public appearance since she became embroiled in the scandal in September.
“I’m sorry for causing trouble, and I promise I won’t disappoint you,” she said.
Yoon appeared on the Chinese reality TV show “Goddess’ Fashion,” in which professional designers and celebrities pair up and make their own clothes.
Yoon’s creations have attracted the highest bids from the TV show’s guests and on online shopping malls several times while she has been appearing on the show. But then her clothes came under fire for copying several Korean designers.
Despite harsh criticism over the copycat controversy, Yoon did not comment on the issue. Instead, at the height of the controversy, she uploaded a post on her Twitter account that read, “I can’t wait until next week. I won the competition just once, but people say as if I have been winning the competition all the time. Ha ha.”
At the promotional event on Friday, she stayed for just 10 minutes for a photo shoot and then left.
Yoon debuted in the entertainment industry as a member of the K-pop girl group Baby V.O.X. in 1999 at the age of 15. But she made the transition from singing to acting in 2006 and became a successful actress with hits like “Coffee Prince” (2007) and “Marry Him if You Dare” (2013).
BY SUNG SO-YOUNG