Lee Jonghyun has left his group CNBLUE!
Following the DM controversy over what he sent to a popular YouTuber on August 28, Lee Jonghyun announced to the world that he’s leaving his group in an official statement conveyed through his agency FNC Entertainment.
Here is the translated statement:
“Hello. This is Lee Jong Hyun.
I would like to apologize once again to the people who were hurt by my inappropriate words and actions and to all the people I’ve greatly disappointed.
Although it’s late, I am informing you that I am leaving CNBUE. I feel sorry for causing harm to the members. And I have told the members that I am leaving. I am ashamed to have disappointed the fans who believed in me.
It took me a while to express my opinion and make an announcement because everyone, including me, was in the military. I am sorry and grateful for the company who waited.
I feel great regret over my wrongdoings and I am willing to accept criticism from many people. I am sorry for causing trouble over a shameful matter.”
CNBLUE debuted back in 2010.
Back in March, it was reported that Lee Jonghyun was among the idols who engaged in the kakaotalk messages with Jung Joon Young discussing women with degrading language, he admitted to receiving illegally taken footage of women in a chatroom with Jung Joon Young. The way he discussed women with Jung Joon Young evoked great criticism.
Back then, FNC released a statement stating that he acknowledges his mistake and is currently reflecting. However, netizens were convinced he didn’t feel sorry after YouTuber Park Min Jung exposed a DM he sent to her, the DM contained a creepy message, later, it appears that he deleted his Instagram account.
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