On March 12th Jay Park quietly accepted an apology from Brian Ortega, a UFC fighter who had assaulted him in Las Vegas over the weekend. The apology did not appear directly on Jay Park's social media accounts, but rather as a reply to Brian Ortega's apology on Instagram.
Brian Ortega had also apologized for the incident on Twitter, but the Instagram apology went into far more detail. In it he expressed remorse for his initial justifications shortly after the incident and stated that his parents did not raise him up to act in such a way. He owned up to the consequences and listed both Jay Park and his friend, UFC fighter Chan Sung Jung, by their Instagram handles.
Jay Park accepted the apology on a man to man basis, and stated briefly that he believes Brian Ortega acted the way he did because he had received incorrect information about Jay Park's own action. Both Jay Park and Chan Sung Jung appear eager to put the incident behind them, with Chan Sung Jung promising to meet Brian Ortega in the octagon when his eye injury healed and to lay back on the promotional trash talk in the near future.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com.
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