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Kang Dong-won apologizes for pro-Japanese controversy

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Updated : March 06 2017

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(Yonhap)
Kang Dong-won on Sunday issued a public apology for the controversy regarding his “pro-Japanese” great-grandfather.

“I didn’t understand my great-grandfather’s wrongdoings at that time when I had an interview in 2007,” Kang said. “I would like to sincerely apologize for causing such a stir.”

The actor said, “I acknowledge my great-grandfather’s shameful past. I will study more about our history and reflect on myself.”

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(High Cut)
YG Entertainment, which represents Kang, also issued an apology Friday for attempting to delete online posts about Kang’s family history.

The actor starred in the action-thriller film “Master,” which was released in December 2016. Kang, 36, will star in the upcoming film “1987” with Ha Jung-woo and Kim Tae-ri.

By Jie Ye-eun (yeeunjie@heraldcorp.com)

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