The 24-year-old sisters, two of the nation’s greatest identified feminine athletes, have each apologized after being anonymously accused of bullying earlier college students at their college. In Jae-yeong’s apology she referred to “actions and pictures from her teenage years.”
Writing on her Instagram account, Da-yeong stated she would mirror on herself “with deep remorse on the traumas that the victims have.”
In the meantime, on her private Instagram account, Jae-yeong wrote that she was “significantly sorry to those that needed to undergo from my wrongful phrases and actions from my teenage years.”
Each stated they want to meet their earlier schoolmates to apologize for his or her actions.
CNN has tried to contact the victims however has been unable to realize response as their posts concerning the bullying have been posted on-line anonymously.
In a now deleted submit, an accuser wrote:
“Complete of 4 victims are presently penning this, however there are extra [victims]. We is not going to inform our ages. We’re writing comprehensively to keep away from figuring out ourselves.”
“We considered simply shifting on with issues that is occurred 10 years in the past, however after we noticed the perpetrators’ social media submit, not reflecting on their very own previous actions, we have been reminded of the previous reminiscences and are writing, hoping that they’d look again on themselves.”
The recognition of each ladies had given a lift to the game’s status within the nation, and the pair had performed a significant position in serving to the South Korean ladies’s crew qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
“We determined that will probably be troublesome to forestall recurrence of comparable circumstances if we do not take robust actions in opposition to presently issuing college bullying circumstances,” learn a press release.
“Due to this fact, contemplating the gravity of the scenario, we are going to indefinitely rule out college violence perpetrators from the 2021 Volleyball Nations League, 2020 Tokyo Olympics and different nationwide crew participant choice for all worldwide competitions.”
“We apologize for the frustration this case has brought on to those that love volleyball and really feel a powerful sense of duty,” learn a press release.
“College bullying is one thing that ought to by no means occur and can’t be tolerated for any purpose. The 2 gamers are completely reflecting themselves by admitting the reality and apologizing.
“We additionally want to apologize to the victims who suffered as a result of gamers’ wrongful actions.”
CNN has tried to contact the twins through the Pink Spiders however has not obtained a response.
“The Korean Volleyball Federation, as a corporation that manages and operates the league, feels robust duty and want to apologize to the victims and upset volleyball followers in regard to the lately issued bullying case involving skilled gamers’ teenage years,” learn the assertion.
Lately there have been plenty of accusations of bullying in South Korean sport, notably following the suicide of a triathlete and a tradition of abuse in South Korean speedskating.