Earlier, Super Juniors agency SJ Label announced that Sungmin would not be joining the SMTOWN concerts due to the recent fan boycott. In light of this, Sungmin has posted an apologetic message to his fans through his social media account.
On July 6, he wrote, Hello, this is Sungmin. Im writing to you all for the first time in a while for various reasons. First of all, I want to apologize for troubling so many fans. There has been a lot of negative talk surrounding me lately, but it was something I couldnt act alone on, so Im very sorry for the late response.