In the audio file, Hwayoung reveals how he hates being called oppa by his fans and also expresses the struggles of hi-touch events. His exact words in the audio file are as follows:
"I like being called oppa but not from fans. That f*cking sucks. And the hi-touch event is so annoying. We do the hi-touch event, you know? The one where you greet fans and hold hands with them. F*ck, I do it with about 7~800 fans everyday and I feel like I'm gonna puke. Their breath smells like sh*t."
In response to Hwayoung's shocking audio file, CJ E&M and Liveworks Company officially issued an apology. The apology states,
"This is a note of apology from CJ E&M / LIVEWORKS COMPANY to the people who love BOYS24.
First, we sincerely apologize to everyone who was shocked and dismayed because of the news from the Internet last night.
Especially, we really do apologize to the fans who have loved and supported 'BOYS24' and its concert at 'BOYS24 Hall' since the
premiered last year.
All the while, we recognized the problem of Hwayoung and his privacy issue and we worried that this would heavily tarnish the image of BOYS24. So, we have repeatedly warned him and have tried to give him a chance to redeem himself.
But despite it all, Hwayoung, as written on the various social media outlets and Internet message board today, brought fans to grief and made them disappointed again.
Therefore, we understood the gravity of the situation and held an emergency meeting. And discussions about him and his issue are in progress.
We will state our official position on the issue next week, and I beg to inform you that Hwayoung will not appear on 'BOYS24 LIVE Concert' from Friday, February 10th.
Lastly, to all those who have believed in and supported BOYS24, we apologize again from the bottom of our heart for this problem.