Star Empire takes damage control to a whole new pathetically embarrassing level

Article: Nine Muses "We were not able to receive permission with W beforehand.... deep apologies" official statement

Source: X Sports News via Nate

Star Empire, "We send our apologies to W Korea photographer Hong Jang Hyun and confess to the truth here. Although we previously released a statement saying that we 'received consent from the photographer' and that we had gotten 'copyright sorted prior to filming', this is not the truth. Like W Korea said in their statement, we were not able to resolve copyright issues prior to filming, nor receive consent from the photographer. We realized our mistake after our statement went out and have requested articles to fix what is wrong. It is true that we used Hong Jong Hyun's W Korea March 2013 pictorial as inspiration for our Nine Muses album jacket images. We once again deeply apologize to the photographer and for confusing everyone."

1. [+228, -41] At least they're not like YG who had to get threatened to be sued by Playboy magazine because they ripped off the bunny logo for GD&TOP. Only after threats were made did they come out with the laughable statement, "We will be changing the logo by the courteous request of Playboy." ㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+196, -16] They're like SPICA, can't ever seem to catch a break..

3. [+116, -16] I don't think they "weren't able to" they just "chose not to"


Source: Naver

1. [+8,525, -77] Star Empire has so many problems;;;

2. [+6,605, -291] A shame because members like Kyungri and Minha seem like they'd do well if they were given just a bit more of support

3. [+5,661, -121] If only they met a better agency...

4. [+3,866, -142] Copy cats... copy and apologize... why not just prevent doing anything from having to apologize in the first place?

5. [+3,655, -161] At least they finally admitted it. Just make sure it doesn't happen again.

6. [+318, -3] I bet ZE:A and Nine Muses will disband just like Jewelry did.

7. [+304, -6] Is this company's CEO the same guy who slapped Sera?

8. [+248, -5] Fortunate that they even apologized as quickly as they did ㅋㅋㅋ Such a love/hate relationship with this company. Love their artists but hate the company ㅠㅠ