Chanyeol of K-pop's EXO apologises for illegal downloading of Pokemon Gold game

Chanyeol had uploaded on his Instagram a screenshot of the Pokemon Gold game on his mobile phone.
Chanyeol had uploaded on his Instagram a screenshot of the Pokemon Gold game on his mobile phone.PHOTO: THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Chanyeol from K-pop band EXO issued an apology for illegally downloading a Pokemon game on his mobile phone.

On Saturday, he had uploaded on his Instagram a screenshot of the Pokemon Gold game on his mobile phone.

Some people commented online, saying that it was impossible to play this game on a mobile phone unless it had been downloaded illegally.

One of them said: "How can he play this game on his phone? He must have downloaded it illegally. Chanyeol is basically proving... that he downloaded a game illegally."

Pokemon Gold is available only for Nintendo systems and not for computers or mobile phones, unless it is downloaded illegally.

Chanyeol, facing mounting criticism, deleted the Instagram image. He issued an apology on his Instagram today (July 19).

"I apologise to those who purchased the original game and everyone else who was offended by my Instagram post," he said. "I will purchase the originals in the future and be more circumspect about my actions."