Taeyong, a member of SM Entertainment’s newest boy band NCT, broke down in tears in an episode of “NCT Life,” apologizing for indiscretions he made before his K-pop debut.
It was recently revealed that Taeyong was prone to scamming buyers on a local auction website before his official debut as a member of NCT.
The K-pop idol reportedly auctioned off items under various user IDs, duping customers by not shipping off purchased items or sending defective products. It was also revealed that Taeyong even went as far as threatening customers who complained.
Taeyong was earlier criticized by the public when it was revealed that he had left online comments that mocked a girl for being overweight.
In the latest episode of NCT’s online broadcast, which aired Saturday, Taeyong broke down in tears after making another public apology.
“I think a lot about all the regretful and shameful things I have done when I was younger, before my debut,” said Taeyong in the episode. “To this day it’s all I can think about.”
“I sincerely apologize to everyone I’ve hurt when I was immature, thoughtless and inconsiderate,” he said, adding his intentions to work hard to earn the respect of his fellow NCT members.