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Chanyeol from Exo apologizes for illegal downloading

  • Published : Jul 19, 2016 - 14:25
  • Updated : Jul 19, 2016 - 14:25

Chanyeol from Chinese and Korean pop group Exo issued an apology for illegally downloading a Pokemon game on his cell phone.

On Saturday Chanyeol had uploaded on his Instagram a screenshot of the “Pokemon Gold” game on his mobile phone.

(Chanyeol's Instagram)
Some people commented online, saying that it was impossible to play this game on a cellphone unless it had been downloaded illegally.

One of them said, “How can he play this game on his phone? He must have downloaded it illegally. Chanyeol is basically proving via his SNS that he downloaded a game illegally.”

“Pokemon Gold,” is available only for Nintendo systems and not for computers or cell phones, unless it is downloaded illegally.

Chanyeol, facing mounting criticism, deleted the Instagram image. He issued an apology on his Instagram on Tuesday.
“I apologize to those who purchased the original game and everyone else who was offended by my Instagram post,” he said. “I will purchase the originals in the future and be more circumspect about my actions.”

By Lee Ji-hae (jihlee@heraldcorp.com)

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