On the 24th, Hon wrote, "I'm sorry because I think I worried and disappointed a lot of people. A, who wrote the controversial post, and I were friends since a long time ago. But I wanted to say for certain that things in the post such as that I worked at a host bar, had financial troubles, had a video, and dated A are not true."
He added, "After A wrote the post drunk, she checked it again a few hours later and said that she thought she made a mistake. Since she wrote it in a personal space, I didn't think there would be any problems. I told her not to think about it, and hung up. I don't want to sue an old friend. If the writings are true, I'd be embarrassed, but I didn't live my life like that. But it's true that MR.MR's image was hurt by this. So I decided to leave MR.MR."
His label also reported, "Our label and the MR.MR members have decided to follow Hon's decision. We will not stop our support and encouragement so Hon can start anew. We're sincerely sorry for worrying our fans, and please support Hon and MR.MR members after this difficult decision."
A few days ago, a transgender woman, A, claimed she was mistreated by a male idol who had joined an existing group back in November, claiming they had lived together and engaged in sexual relations of which she had a video recording. In response, Mr.Mr's agency Winning Insight came forward to claim that new member Hon had only been friends with A and had not taken advantage of her. She later apologized and said the post was not true.
Should he have had to leave the group?