On May 3, the alleged trainee anonymously posted a message on DC Inside-- an online community board. He revealed that he is one of the low ranked trainees who was eliminated in the first round.
He stated, "It was really sad reading the posts on 'Produce 101' gallery. There weren't any compliments or even any criticism about me... But yeah, how would they know my presence when I didn't even appear on the broadcast?"
He continued, "It was really a torture when I couldn't hide my facial expression and numerous cameras were rolling while the higher ranking hyung and dongsaengs walked out smiling after their names were called. I wonder if that face of mine can even make it on the broadcast... Anyway, it was a time that I learned a lot about my insufficiency and I believe this will become a footstep for my dreams. I have to once again start an unpromised time of waiting but I'll coolly return around the time nation's producers completely forgot about me. Please wait for me, nation's producers."
The identity of the alleged trainee is unconfirmed, however, many netizens are sympathizing with his heartbreaking message and commented, "I don't know who you are but you worked hard", "I hope you achieve your dreams."