Former Highlight Member Yong Junhyung quietly enlisted in the military on April 2nd.
His agency Around Us Entertainment released an official statement confirming the idol had quietly enlisted in the military at the recruit training center of the 23rd Infantry Division around 12 p.m.
The agency clarified that the date and location were not revealed in compliance with his wishes to enlist quietly.
Back on March 11, the agency had released an official statement announcing Yong Junhyung would be enlisting in early April; they added the exact date will be announced later.
However, the idol was later embroiled in controversy because of his relation to Jung Joon Young chatrooms. At first, he denied all involvement in the chatrooms, later he clarified he was indeed in a chatroom with Jung Joon Young, he had received illegally taken videos from him but denied having circulated or filmed any illegally taken videos himself.
Following the news, his agency announced his departure from Highlight.
With the news of his quiet enlistment making it to Korean news outlets, netizens continued to criticize him for his actions, some of the comments read,
“Going to the military not the police station?”
“People are going to ask you about it a lotㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
“Not the police station but the army? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
What do you think of this?