Ryu Jun-yeol Explain Why He Stayed Silent On His Scandals and Will Continue Doing So

Actor Ryu Jun-yeol recently talked about the his “transit love” and “greenwashing” controversies.

At a cafe in Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul on May 23rd, StarNews had an interview with Ryu Jun-yeol to talk about his new Netflix show “The 8 Show.”

Ryu Jun-yeol has been at the center of controversy over the alleged “transit love” relationship with actress Han So-hee. Regarding this, Ryu said, “Many people criticized me and felt betrayed.” Ryu also mentioned his silence on the issue, “My answer was to be silent (about a series of events),” said, “I have not changed my mind about that resolution. Regardless of my will, I think it was best for many people that I accept the criticism rather than talk about the truth one by one. It was best for me to tell a new story and be silent rather than to elicit another new rumor or speculation.”

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He said, “There may be many reasons, but it’s difficult to explain them all,” and added, “I don’t think that’s right. I’ve never thought I’d talk about it after some time, and I think that’s the kind of person I am.”

Ryu has been frank about his “greenwashing” controversy. “Even though I feel that I made rational and correct decisions, I think I am becoming ambitious as a human being,” he said. “After my debut, my thoughts changed, and I became ambitious. On the one hand, I think I tried to get the image of myself that the people who support me and the public have. I believed I was trapped in the image (made for me). I think I was greedy,” he admitted honestly, adding, “I felt it was important to act more carefully and do my best.”

Ryu Jun-yeol came to think about his initial commitment. “Since I was receiving great love after my debut, I thought ‘how can I repay this love’,” he said. “I started working with Greenpeace with the wish that I could do more while traveling and looking at nature,” he said. “At first, I started with a light heart, but I was ambitious as the work grew and received attention from many people. I think this happened because I was ambitious about people’s expectations for me. I think I need to think more carefully from now on. Rather than trying to have a visible image, I will go back to my original intentions.”

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