Joe Odagiri apologizes for signing name 'Kumi Koda' as autograph for fan
Actor Joe Odagiri has apologized for writing his name as “Kumi Koda” when a fan asked him for his autograph while he was in a restaurant after attending the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea in October.
Odagiri, 35, attended the premiere of his new film “My Way,” in which he plays the main character. His autograph was posted on the Internet and picked up by South Korean media which criticized him.
Odagiri released a statement to media, apologizing. He said he didn’t mean to belittle the fan or Korean people.