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Following the controversy surrounding Hwayoung after he was heard berating fans in a leaked audio clip, the BOYS24 member has reportedly been removed from the group.
Here's a statement from BOYS24's agency:
“We apologize for hurting BOYS24 fans deeply and causing them to worry due to Hwayoung’s personal problems and offensive comments about fans. We would like to inform you that he has been removed from BOYS24 and his contract has been canceled after discussing Hwayoung’s future regarding his attitude and related matters in depth.”
What are your thoughts on this leaked audio debacle?
BOYS24 member Hwayoung has found himself in the center of some controversy following the leaking of an audio clip in which he is heard berating his fans.
In the leaked clip, Hwayoung initially talks about how he hates being called "oppa" by fans before he reveals how much he hates "hi-touch" events.
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Here's an English translation of the leaked audio:
"I like being called oppa, not when I hear it from fans though, I f**king hate that. Ya, F**k. It’s so annoying when we do the Hi-Touch.
You know, the Hi-Touch? Like when you hold hands and greet fans after the concert is over. Everyday I go through like 700~800 people and I feel like I’m going to puke.
Their f**king breath smells like s**t."
In response to this leaked audio, Hwayoung's agency CJ E&M have issued out an apology for the comments before stating that discussions are underway in regards to resolving this issue.
Here is CJ E&M's statement in full:
As this story is still ongoing, stay tuned for more updates and announcements.
What are your thoughts on the leaked audio clip of Hwayoung?