On June 23, photos of a nude male lying on a bed caused a stir online, with debates arising as to whether or not the male in the photos was Lee Dae Hwi or not. Brand New Music has stated in regard to the photos, "It is absolutely not true that Lee Dae Hwi's nude photos have been exposed online. We are currently discussing taking legal actions."
The label further added, "After looking into the matter, we've discovered that the male in the photo is a Chinese individual with similar facial features to Lee Dae Hwi."
Many are criticizing online users who seem to be targeting the young trainees from the recently ended program 'Produce 101' season 2 with malicious and inappropriate claims and rumors.