DSP Media issues apology over recent handicap parking controversy involving KARA
There’s been much controversy after DSP Media girl group KARA‘s van was spotted parked in a handicap zone. With the uproar that this has caused, the agency has issued an apology through KARA’s official website on August 28th KST.
DSP Media stated, “After speaking with the manager who drove the car and investigating the circumstances, we found out that the two vehicles KARA and their staff rode on August 25th stopped at a [rest stop] and was parked in a handicap spot for about 15 minutes.”
They continued, “We would like to offer our sincerest apologies to anyone we might have inconvenienced at the time and also apologize to KARA’s fans. We will make sure that this type of unfortunate incident does not happen again in the future.”
The apology came after several reports detailing eyewitness accounts of the incident surfaced. The reports stated that the vehicles were parked in the handicap spots as there were no regular parking spots available. Allegedly, the staff and the girls did not seem too concerned about having parked in an area specifically reserved for handicapped individuals despite being asked to leave, as the girls were allegedly spotted leisurely snacking and taking bathroom trips.
Source: Joy News via Naver, Newsis, Sports Khan, Herald