Followers of Ok-pop act Monsta X are pushing for the return of former member Wonho after the singer left the seven-member boy band earlier this month amid rumours he had smoked marijuana and has a number of dangerous money owed.
Monsta X returned from an eight-month break in October with the launch of the brand new album, Comply with: Discover You, however the launch was overshadowed by the scandal surrounding Wonho, whose actual title is Lee Ho-seok.
Wonho stop the band after South Korean TV persona Jung Da-eun claimed that Wonho had smoked marijuana along with her in 2013 after which posted on social media: “Wonho, when are you going to pay me again my cash?”
Nevertheless, for the reason that singer left Monsta X, hashtags comparable to #FightForWonho and #WonhoWeGotYourBack have been trending on Twitter and a crowdfunding marketing campaign even paid for a billboard in New York’s Instances Sq. that urges the group to remain collectively.
After Wonho’s company, Starship Leisure, rejected Jung’s claims that the singer owed her cash, she went on to additional declare that the previous Monsta X star had been incarcerated in a youth detention centre prior to now for theft.
Wonho has been formally faraway from the Monsta X web site and Starship’s official web site as effectively.
In an announcement to followers, Wonho wrote that he was “apologetic for inflicting hurt to the members as a result of unlucky points associated to me” and “reached this resolution after seeing individuals having a tough time due to me”.
In the meantime, a web based petition on Change.org in help of Monsta X and Wonho’s return to the group has thus far gathered greater than 450,000 signatures.
This text was first revealed in South China Morning Post.