K-pop star Jae Park shuts down Twitch account after simulating oral sex on his ‘sugar daddy’
Day6’s Jae Park has shut down his Twitch account following a backlash to “sugar daddy” comments.
The Korean-American K-Pop star was playing the game Rust on a now-deleted livestream in which he made “inappropriate” comments.
Park simulated oral sex on another player character saying, “This guy, he is my sugar daddy,” then “just look away” a few moments later.
The singer received considerable backlash from the Korean public, according to KpopStarz, who believed his actions were worse than curse words.
In a follow-up live stream, Park addressed the controversy stating: “Honestly, for me, it is just something I did with my friend. Maybe this is a cultural difference, but I will refrain from commenting on it… I really think that it is because of a big cultural difference.
“Whenever I speak in English, the direct Korean translations are often made to be problematic numerous times,” he said. “If you choose to mistranslate what I say and purposely try to create problems from it, you might want to stop watching my streams for your own betterment.”
The singer later apologised afterwards on Twitter in a statement in Korean that he “sincerely apologise[s] to those who were hurt” and he would “work harder to show a better version of myself”.
저의 행동으로 상처를 드린분들에게 진심으로 사과드립니다. 더 좋은 모습을 보여드리기워해 더욱 노력하겠습니다.
— eaJ (@Jae_Day6) March 22, 2021
He has since shut down his Twitch account and followed up with another statement on Twitter.
— eaJ (@Jae_Day6) March 25, 2021
“First of all I’d like to express my sincerest apologies to everyone in regard to the inappropriate comments made during my personal live stream,” it reads.
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“I promise to learn from these mistakes and try my best to become more mature and responsible.”
The singer has stopped all personal live streams “as an act of sincerity”.
“Also I want to express my gratitude to my dearest Day6 members and fans who patiently stood by my side,” he said. “I will continuously try to become a better person and someone you can be proud of.”
Park is currently on hiatus from the group, along with fellow Day6 member Sungjin, to focus on his health and well-being. The band’s agency JYP Entertainment has confirmed the band will be making a comeback as a full band later this year.