After his problematic statements degrading fans came to light, CJ E&M, who manages the group had gone into an emergency meeting about what to do with the member. He had been not performing with the group since last Friday already, and even in the light of a supposed editing of his words, the label has officially decided to expel him from the group and cancel his contract.
The label announced,
First, we sincerely apologize once again to all the fans who love 'BOYS24' that have been hurt and worried because of problems with Hwayoung's private life as well as his degradation of fans. We are now letting you know that after talking carefully about what to do, Hwayoung has been expelled from BOYS24 and his contract has been cancelled.
As we said in our official statement on the 8th, we are worried that the negative controversy around Hwayoung's personal problems would hurt BOYS24's image as a whole, and that the sincerity of the other members who work their best to give to the fans who cheer them on every performance might be twisted. We have decided not only to permanently expel him from BOYS24 but also to cancel his exclusive contract with us as an artist.
We want to apologize once again to all the fans who have cherished and supported BOYS24, and promise that BOYS24 will be working their best for an even better stage. Please show them support. Thank you.
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