In one of the most shocking turns of events, it’s been revealed that Wonho has left MONSTA X.
Previously, Wonho was involved in various unverified rumors starting about the money he didn’t pay back to a former TV personality, it continued to spiral out of control despite Starship attempts to contain the situation and repeatedly denying his involvement in any of it.
On October 31, Starship Entertainment released a full statement in both English and Korean to explain Wonho’s wishes to leave his group so that he won’t taint their reputation any further.
Here is the statement:
First, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all of you who have sent a lot of love to MONSTA X in recent days and over time.
After a long discussion with MONSTA X’s member Wonho, we have agreed that it’s best to part ways amicably at this point.
We greatly respect Wonho’’s decision who wants to make sure the recent chain of events doesn’t distract from all of the exciting things that are happening for
MONSTA X now and what lies ahead in the future. We will continue to hold legal liability for malicious and distorted claims related to this matter.
We apologize greatly for any inconvenience this may have caused to our fans.
Wonho will not attend any schedule from today and MONSTA X will continue
with this week’s scheduled music broadcast as a six-member band. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused to the many involved parties.
We regret to announce this disappointing news, especially to the amazing MONSTA X fans who have always supported and cared for the group.
We promise to return with better music and stage for MONSTA X fans,
스타쉽 엔터테인먼트입니다. pic.twitter.com/2MSbpudbvf
— STARSHIP Ent. (@STARSHIPent) October 31, 2019
MONSTA X fans were extremely taken back and furious after the announcement was made. The name Wonho topped twitter worldwide trends, its currently sitting at number one. Fans are begging Wonho to stay and leaving positive messages for him.
Here are some of their reactions:
I am not a proper fan I know that. But I enjoy monsta x’s music a lot. And Wonho is core part of it. Its all seven or none. Please Hoseok ah @OfficialMonstaX take some time to think. Fight this please🥺 #원호탈퇴반대 pic.twitter.com/XF7RM4VEBR
— Suga In That Sweater🌝🥵 (@patel1103) October 31, 2019
doing our best to recover over Hwall and Woojin just to hear the news about Wonho. pic.twitter.com/IlLsMEOg5n
— ##gabi ^_−☆ 9’0 (@minminsfairy) October 31, 2019
MONSTA X IS ALWAYS AND WILL ALWAYS BE OT7
WONHO, YOU MATTER TO US, YOU ARE AS PRECIOUS AND IMPORTANT AS ALL OTHER MEMBERS
Wonho, please, don’t leave!!!!
PLEASE HEAR US#원호탈퇴반대
— WONHO, PLEASE COME BACK 💙 주유🍒 (@jjyoo_mxmb) October 31, 2019
wonho baby you deserve the entire world and universe but the world doesn’t deserve you at all pic.twitter.com/ZQrWordCPH
— alex ♡ (@promisewoo) October 31, 2019
i love you so much, wonho. i mean it. you have become one of the brightest lights in my life and i can’t even comprehend what’s happening right now. you deserve the world and more. please.. know that we all love you and will always stand beside you pic.twitter.com/ehSJqrenoH
— #원호탈퇴반대 (@COOKlHYUN) October 31, 2019
to be honest i have never seen someone so genuine & amazing as a person like wonho he has never ever hurt anyone & the fact that the world still couldn’t treat him well as he did to everyone hurts me pls mbbs still need you we all love you so much 🙁 #원호탈퇴반대 pic.twitter.com/mELHnEMSnl
— em (@PROTECTWONNIE) October 31, 2019
What do you think of this?