Earlier last month, Yunho was arrested for violating the Act on the Prevention of Infectious Disease after having a party at an illegal entertainment business in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam, Seoul. After the news was reported, Yunho apologized through his social media, stating, "I am very ashamed and angry without myself. I deeply apologize to everyone who must have become disappointed in my careless actions."
However, after his apology was made, MBC falsely reported that Yunho had actually attempted to flee the scene. MBC's News Desk reported that Yunho's acquaintances caused a commotion by starting a physical conflict with the police to create a diversion so that Yunho can run away.
SM Entertainment strongly denied the allegations and police later clarified that Yunho did not try to flee the entertainment business. Despite the denial and clarification, the artist continued to receive criticism.
Now many are debating if Yunho should be removed from the show 'Kingdom' as an MC. Some broadcast officials stated that 'Kingdom' has begun their discussions on taking measures against this current controversy.
Netizens have also joined in on the debate as some think Yunho should be removed as the MC, while others disagree. Korean netizens have commented, "Yunho should resign because he was caught at an illegal entertainment business," "I think Changmin is enough to be the MC," "How can he be a mentor to the junior artists when he was found to be at an illegal entertainment business?" "I think SHINee's Minho can replace him," "They are overreacting," and "I don't think it's a big problem if he is the MC, in my opinion."