[ohnwes=Mai Dang 해외통신원]=On December 17, 2020, a young lady a the temporary protection for an abandoned dog named 'Suga', which was managed by an animal shelter. In response to this decision, she shared: “Since my previous volunteering work at an abandoned dog shelter, I couldn’t stop worrying about “Suga”, which was so scared to be approached by people". Afterwards, via “Suga”, her one-person media platform, the news had been spread out. About 8 months later, on August 20, the young lady officially adopted “Suga” and it turned out that she is Yoon Bo-Mi, a member of the idol group Apink. She is also a huge influencer on Youtube channel named ‘BBombbombbom’, which has about 830,000 subscribers as of September 21st.
Apink’s Yoon Bo-mi was officially selected as the Ambassador for the campaign FF on the Second of July this year, co-hosted by the Korea Social Contribution Association & Dong-A Ilbo, and sponsored by Public News. Through this, new activities contributed to society are being organized to raise awareness of abandoned animals. Campaign FF stands for ‘Forever Friends For Friends’. It carries a plede to rescue animals and not abandon them with the meaning of them being human’s ‘eternal friends’.
Public News interviewed Yoon Bo-Mi, an influencer/idol from the girl group Apink, who is positively participating in Influencer Social Responsibility (ISR) through social contribution activities.
Q. Please say hello to your fans.
Apink Yoon Bomi> Hello, this is Yoon Bo-Mi, an influencer on the YouTube channel ‘Bboombbmbbom’ and a singer of the girl group Apink. To 'Pandas' who always give me unchanging love, I love you.
Q. The official adoption of 'Suga’, an abandoned dog, has become a hot topic. What are your thoughts about abandoned animals?
Apink Yoon Bomi> Every time I go volunteering at an abandoned animal shelter, I feel so sorry for those friends. I feel so sorry for them to be living under such an environment where everything is dependent and determined by human’s emontions and desires, rather than animals’ free will.
Q. Recently, being appointed as an official ambassador for the campaign to raise awareness of abandoned animals, how did you plan to participate?
Apink Yoon Bomi> While meeting and talking to many people on a regular basis, I was surprised to find that there are still quite a few people who are not yet aware of the problems nor concerns about abandoned aniamals. As a companion, my heart often felt empty in this kind of situation.
I think the best option under my current circumstances is to make these issues heard and known, even if they cannot be resolved immediately. Therefore, I joined in the campaign because I had a strong feeling that ‘I wanted to share a lot about this and also wanted it to be well recognized”. I was willing to participate in the Campaign FF because I wanted to do my best in my position and promote it as much as possible.
Q. What kind of activities are you planning to continue doing as the Campaign FF official ambassador?
Apink Yoon Bomi> Everyone has their own feelings and thinkings. We respect each individuals’ values. Therefore, I do not wish to push hard on others about abandoned animals. However, I will be persistent on doing my best to help those friends with all my capability now.
Q. Is there anything else you would like to say to other abandoned animals that are still longing for their forever homes?
Apink Yoon Bomi> I'm always sory and I will pray that you all will soon walk on a much better and flowery path.
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