Veteran actor, Lee Soon Jae made his first on-air appearance on TBS FM’s Kim Gyu Ri’s Splash where he apologized once again for the controversy he recently faced for mistreating his manager.

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Following his official apology through a letter, Lee Soon Jae took advantage of his first public appearance since the controversy to address the matter again.

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Lee Soon Jae expressed,

I apologize once again for evoking criticism for a short while over a trivial matter.

– Lee Soon Jae

But as soon as his apology was aired, netizens got into a heated debate about the wording of his apology in online communities.

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Many believe that describing the controversy as a trivial manner is inappropriate and dismissive.

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Some netizens expressed their disappointment through comments such as “It’s not a trivial matter to the victim” and “Did he have to add the word ‘trivial” in there?

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On the other hand, others stressed, “I think you’re criticizing him for no reason” and “I think what he meant by trivial was that it’s his matter and not anyone else’s“.