Sulli‘s brother recently updated his Instagram with an apology towards her friends, for lashing out at them.

It’s also been awhile since our family has been cut off contact with my sister. I’m sorry that her friends were accused due to my misunderstanding. I also apologize for using the attention my sister received from fans to do improper things. I am sorry that I continued these actions due to my lack of thought. Going forward, I will reflect on my actions.

— Choi Gunhee

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지난 시간동안 동생 친구분들에게 일방적으로 폭력적인 태도로 대한것, 많은 언쟁이 오가면서 폭력적인 언행과 불순한 태도를 보인 점, 저로인해 루머확산이 조장된 사실을 방관했던것, 동생친구들에게 내비췬점 죄송합니다 그리고 저희가족은 어느순간부터 동생과 연락을 끊어온지도 상당한시간이 흘렀었습니다 그리고 오해들로 친구들에게 누명아닌 누명을 씌우게끔 언행한점 죄송합니다 그리고 동생을 팬분들 대중에게 받아왔던 관심을 악용하여 음란,불순한 행동을 한 점 저의 불찰이고 짧은 생각으로 잘 못된 행동들을 지속해왔던 것에 대해 죄송하다는 말을 전하며 앞으로 반성하고 살겠습니다

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However, it seems like he may have been coerced to do so, given some screenshots that have surfaced online. Screenshots from Sulli’s friends’ Instagrams have been reposted onto online community, theqoo. The first merely shows the words “apologize” and a statement that reads as the following.

I have told you clearly that I am giving you until 12.

— Sulli’s friend

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In a following screenshot, the friend claims that Sulli’s brother had turned off tags on Instagram, accusing him of being a coward. It can be seen that Sulli’s brother had agreed to an apology, although the rest of the conversation has been obscured.

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The identity of the friend has been protected by the OP, however, it was clarified that this friend, the friend that Sulli’s brother had lashed out at, and the original friend that had criticized Sulli’s family, are all different people. This has brought confusion to a boiling point as netizens have simply concluded that all of her friends and her family are unable to agree to anything at this point.

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The Instagram stories have since been removed as the apology went up, causing it to be unable to verify the friend that posted these.

Netizens are left more confused than ever as to what is the truth behind the relationship between Sulli, her family and her friends. Others are urging everyone to let sleeping dogs lie so as to not sully her name.