Currently, Mingyu is facing secondary and tertiary accusations of inappropriate behavior during his middle school days. One alleged former classmate accused Mingyu of harassing fellow female students, while another rumor accused the idol of mistreating a fellow student with disabilities, while also standing by and "laughing" as other "friends" harassed the disabled student.
Thus far, Mingyu's label Pledis Entertainment has yet to issue any press statements in response to the newly raised allegations above.
As a result, some netizens have decided to demand the following from Pledis Entertainment via the agency's official email address:
"We demand a formal departure procedure for Seventeen's Mingyu, who is currently facing school bullying accusations targeting minorities such as females and disabled persons.
1. We demand that Kim Mingyu apologize in person, and that Pledis Entertainment release an official statement showing its position on this matter.
2. We demand that Kim Mingyu leave the group and halt his entertainment activities.
Finally, School violence is a crime against society which cannot be forgiven under any circumstances."
Other netizens commented:
"If we don't do this, Pledis is gonna try to keep quiet and hide forever."
"Are they seriously trying to just act like nothing's happening?"
"If the accusations are true, than this is a serious crime."
"Do they know that if they stay silent, it's the same thing as basically admitting that the rumors are true?"
"As always, Pledis is the worst."
"Another idol who did much less than this one already apologized like three times? What's this one doing hiding behind his big company like this?"
"If you're innocent, than there's no reason not to speak up and say so..."
"The fact that Pledis is dragging this out is making it all the more worse."
"Even if every single fan participates in this movement, there's still a chance that Pledis will still ignore everything... what a horrible company."
"Pledis, wake up... if you don't do something about this you can kiss everything else goodbye."
Stay tuned for more updates.