Contestant Han Jong Yeon to step down from “Produce 101 Season 2” follwing the recent controversy regarding his past actions relating to his involment in bulling a classmate in elementary school.
His agency Maroo Entertainment released a statement regarding these rumors and his next course of action.
“We have come to disappoint all the people who have shown support for Han Jong Yeon after posts regarding [his] behavior in elementary school were published on social media and online communities once profiles of the ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ were recently released,”
“After encountering the published posts, we met with the person who was injured due to Han Jong Yeon and delivered our apologies as well as expressed that Han Jong Yeon will be taking time to reflect.”
The agency explained that Han Jong Yeon will be officially leaving “Produce 101 Season 2.”
They added, “After leaving the program, Han Jong Yeon will be taking this time to reflect on himself, and change his mental attitude. However, we have confirmed with the person who wrote the post that the description of being forced to masturbate were not [the actions of] Han Jong Yeon. We wish to inform everyone that we will be taking strong legal action against any malicious slander or falsities regarding Han Jong Yeon henceforth.”
“We once again apologize for worrying fans through this matter, and promise to do everything we can from an agency’s standpoint so that Han Jong Yeon can grow to become an artist of good character who stays on the right path of life.”
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