The photographer who posted the photos of Nam Joo-Hyuk with visible marks on his arm issued a statement regarding the viral pictures. The said photos of the Korean star made the online world abuzz and netizens were blaming the fans during the meet and greet to have caused the said markings. In a Facebook post, photographer Gia Allana clarified that the said pictures of the Korean star with the arm marks were taken before the meet and greet.
"Since the photos that are currently circulating online saying that NJH got his scratches after the M&G are from my album, would like to make it clear that those photos were taken before the M&G," she wrote.
To prove a point, the photographer posted a photo of Nam Joo-Hyuk having the visible marks already on his arm before the Korean stage went up on stage to meet his fans.
"This one was actually taken a minute or two after they first went on stage. We also don't know if those are scratches, wounds, or bug bites."
She added, "But, yes, hoping that he wasn't scratched or hurt after the M&G also. And also hoping that everyone can learn from the experience, knowing that NJH is also a human being capable of getting hurt. Let's all be careful and kinder next time, shall we? And also try to follow the rules and limits set by the organizers (no touching, etc.) So everyone can have a good time before, during, and even after the event.”
Nam Joo-Hyuk was currently in Manila, alongside K-Pop star Sandara Park, for a meet and greet for a major clothing brand.