MONSTA X fans want to keep fighting for Wonho to stay in his group!
Yesterday, MONSTA X suffered what could be described as the worst day of their careers. Wonho announced his departure from MONSTA X and Shownu was involved in a controversy with an alleged married woman, although Starship cleared that up. It seemed that MONSTA X previous controversies were being piled on top of each other all in one day.
After MONSTA X fans found out that Wonho had left his group, they were furious with the entire way this had been handled. A fan started a petition titled “Keep a member of Monsta X” on Petition.org, the petition soon spread everywhere and Monbebes began encouraging others to sign it.
Korean Monbebe also went to Starship headquarters following Wonho’s departure announcement where they put on sticky notes pleading with the agency to keep Wonho. Those sticky notes were later taken down.
the starship building is filled with post it notes from monbebe giving strength to monsta x and asking starship to bring back wonho, this is the most beautiful thing but also the most heartbreaking. everyone is desperate im devastated#원호탈퇴반대 pic.twitter.com/ZzpqO6bwW0
— saf🌸 #원호탈퇴반대 (@byoungmidam) October 31, 2019
Fans had more hope yesterday because Wonho hadn’t terminated his contract with his label yet. Many began spreading rumors that the members were inside the company discussing the group’s future; however, those rumors were never verified.
On November 1st, fans woke up to more unpleasant news, starting with Dispatch report that exposes Wonho’s alleged dark past which involves alleged drug possession and use plus his past before he debuted as part of MONSTA X. It was also reported that he is currently undergoing police investigation for alleged drug use (marijuana) back in 2013.
The Dispatch report went viral, as you’d expect, and soon everyone was covering the story, it grew so big that many had anticipated Starship next move. After the report was published, Starship issued a statement announcing that Wonho had left the label; his contract was terminated due to the recent events.
Despite the heartbreaking response, many fans refuse to give up and continue to sign the petition; it has surpassed the 332,000 signatures. You can sign the petition here.
Fans are also trending many hashtags on Twitter in hopes of bringing this to Starship attention.
What do you think of Monbebe efforts? Do you want Wonho to go back to MONSTA X?