Girls' Generation's Taeyeon in a publicity photo for the K-pop girl group's album "Mr. Mr.".

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon apologises over romance with EXO’s Baekhyun

SEOUL: K-pop girl group Girls’ Generation member Taeyeon apologised for "hurting" her fans on Thursday, after news that she is dating fellow SM Entertainment artiste, boy band EXO’s Baekhyun came to light, reported Korean media.

“Sones (Girls’ Generation fans),I am really sorry for shocking and hurting you all, for making you experience these unnecessary emotions because I was not careful.

“I think you all will feel disappointed, angry, upset. I accept that and want to apologise,” said Taeyeon in a series of posts on Instagram.

The 25-year-old K-pop star went on to respond to criticism that she had made fools of her fans when she posted some photos on Instagram recently which appeared to be addressed to her fans, but are now seen to be secretive ‘love notes’ to Beakhyun.

“Whatever I say now will be misunderstood but I am not making excuses, I just don’t want everyone to be hurt because of me.

“A lot of people feel I purposely uploaded those photos to make fun of my fans, but that is not my intention,” said Taeyeon.

Her boyfriend Baekhyun faced similar problems, with a number of his fans expressing disappointment that some of the photos he posted now appear to be actually addressed to Taeyeon.

- CNA/ha