On the May 26 airing, the three trainees stepped up to make an apology. Kang Daniel first said, "I apologize for not thinking far enough." Lee Ki Won also stated, "I'll work hard to always show only the good sides" while Kim Dong Bin said, "I'll work hard to always show the bright side of me."
Kang Daniel, Kim Dong Bin, and Lee Ki Won have been accused of cheating. In response to the controversy, Mnet announced that the three trainees will be given penalties during the concept round.