South Korean boy band B1A4
South Korean boy band B1A4 Reuters

South Korean band B1A4 has responded to the Saturday Night Live Korea (SNL) sexual assault controversy. In a video circulating online, the female members of the team were spotted touching the male singers inappropriately.

The lead vocalist of the band talked about the sexual harassment during a showcase for their third studio album, Good Timing. He said: "Honestly, it happened so suddenly that we didn't know what to make of the situation. So we watched the video again, and we thought it would make the fans worry a lot. As big as the controversy is, we're going to power through and work harder on our album."

Meanwhile, Lee Se Young posted a handwritten apology to B1A4 following the incident. She wrote: "Hello, this is Lee Se Young. I apologize for worrying everyone with my wrongful actions. I personally apologized to each individual member on set, and with this letter, I want to once again apologize to all the fans and B1A4 members. I'll reflect on my actions time and again so that something like this does not happen again. I sincerely apologize."

Adding on, SNL Korea took to Facebook to apologise to the public. They wrote in a post, according to Allkpop: "Hello, this is 'SNL Korea'. We apologize to the B1A4 members and their fans about the violent actions against the hosts B1A4 in the video that was released on Facebook on the 26th. It was an unfitting action toward the hosts, and we will be careful that this does not happen again. We apologize once again to B1A4 members and their fans."