Jinri Park. Youtube Screengrab.
MANILA – Local men’s magazine Uno has arranged a meeting with Jinri Park, a day after the Korean celebrity claimed that her photos were used without her permission.
Uno’s editorial team will meet with Park soon “to resolve this unfortunate misunderstanding,” the magazine said in a statement released on Wednesday.
According to Uno, the photos in question were shot in September 2013 and were scheduled for publication in the same year.
But since Park left the country to study acting, the photos were “shelved indefinitely.”
“When we were informed that she would be returning to the Philippines, we welcomed the idea of finally running the cover story, supporting one of our favorite cover talents and to generate timely buzz for Ms. Park’s return. This would also coincide with Uno magazine’s fresh new format of back-to-back flip covers,” Uno said.
The men’s magazine also assured that the publication of Park’s photos were “done in good faith.”
“Our previous collaborations with celebrities and other talents can attest to the sincerity of our aim,” Uno said, adding, “We are in the business of selling magazines, but we also believe in sharing our success with the rest of the industry.”
On Tuesday, Park cried foul on Twitter, saying she was not informed by Uno that her photos will be used for the magazine’s latest issue.
Park also asked Uno to explain the matter to her and her manager who, in turn, said the magazine’s publisher and editor are not answering her calls.