Ex-Fahrenheit member, Aaron Yan (炎亞綸), was accused by his former lover of filming their sex video, which was eventually leaked online. Male influencer, Yao Le (耀樂), said he was only 16 years old when he gave his first time to Aaron in 2018 and was filmed unknowingly against his wishes. Breaking his silence, Aaron issued a lengthy apology for hurting him in the past.
In his long post, Aaron wrote:
“Yao Le, thank you for speaking out and allowing me to face this ticking time bomb. I’m not proud of my past, and I know that I’ve been lacking on the relationship front. It’s because I’m someone who allows relationships take over my sanity – I lose myself when I’m in love.
“I did cherish the time Yao Le and I spent together. It’s not easy studying in Taipei, so I helped him find a place to live and paid for his rent – this was something I did. Because I had to leave often for work, we would have very little time together and I would pay for his flight to visit me. Our relationship was like any other couple.
“Naturally, there would be arguments and hurtful words – no human is perfect in a relationship and this is especially true for those who love twisting things while in love. I lacked communication and I neglected a lot of things – I didn’t have the ability nor the wisdom to properly break up with him.
“I want to thank Yao Le for not breaking contact with me despite my immaturity. We stayed in contact and gave each other support. The last time we chatted was in September 2022 when you asked me to help promote an event you were attending. As a friend, of course I agreed.
“Back in 2018, a lot of private images of me were also leaked but I wasn’t the one who leaked the videos. After investigation, it was probably leaked when I took my phone in for repair. That’s why I tried my best at that time to get a lawyer involved to take down those videos.
“The clips and photos were like ticking time bombs set out to torture me. During moments of solitude, I realize that I had many problems and terrible qualities – that’s why I was determined to become a better person. Even though these scars will follow me for life, I will not run away.
“I’m willing to face the scandal again after so many years because this is part of who I am.
“Even though I have to face a lot of interviews in the future, I’ll continue moving forward with a newfound gratitude and I’ll strive to accomplish my goals. I’m sincerely apologetic and I want to be honest with myself from now on. I don’t want to disappointment myself or disappoint those who love and cherish me. This is the me right now.
“If you’re willing to listen, I’m willing to apologize to you in person and I’m willing to stay by your side during these painful moments – I’ll try my best to make it up to you.”