Where is Kihyun? Monsta X member goes AWOL after apology for 'immature actions', fans say 'we are with you'
Monsta X fans are rallying behind Kihyun one week after bullying rumors against him emerged. While Starship Entertainment vehemently denied the allegations, Monsta X member Yoon Kihyun apologized to fans through a fan cafe for causing any sort of concern and distress and has been inactive on social media since then. As Monsta X fans plan various social media strategies to let the singer know of their support, some have also wondered, where is Kihyun?
For those who haven't caught up with the news yet, Monsta X member Kihyun was allegedly accused of bullying by a social media user who claimed to be a classmate of the vocalist in middle school. The anonymous user shared a long post which started with the caption “As I kept seeing all the celebrities and victims speaking up on their experiences, I got the courage to write these words.” The user added, “I am a victim of school violence that was perpetrated by Monsta X’s Kihyun. We were in the same class during our last year of middle school. We graduated from Shinil Joong Middle School that’s in Gyeonggi-do province!”
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Where is Kihyun?
After the bullying allegations surfaced, Starship Entertainment denied the allegations outright on February 23. They also firmly stated their intention to take legal action against social media users who are taking part in spreading false news and allegations about Kihyun. The company also uploaded proof on February 26 to debunk the rumors and said, “We are writing in regards to the recent rumors that have been circulating on online communities regarding one of our label’s artists, Kihyun. The rumors were from a long time ago and there were facts that we could not confirm. Due to this, it took us a little longer to figure out what direction to take and we apologize for the delay in our response.”
It added, “Regarding the school violence rumors, the artist himself, school officials, alumni and other acquaintances directly confirmed the facts. All their testimonies confirm that Kihyun never participated in school violence. We have provided evidence of Kihyun’s student record book so that you may decide objectively.”
Kihyun shared an apology on a fan community page, which was reported on February 25, stating, “If it’s not too late, I truly want to sincerely apologize to those who have been hurt by my immature actions,” he wrote. “I’m sorry to have disappointed [everyone] and I will continue to live on [feeling] remorseful.”
One week after the bullying rumors surfaced, fans have taken the initiative to show their support for the 27-year-old ‘Pillow’ crooner. A fan said, “I miss you Kihyun. Sending you lots of love!” Another said, "I miss our vocal king so much but i am willing to wait until he's ready and comfortable to be with us again! when the time comes, i hope ant!s will not ruin it for us!" A similar tweet read, "GOOD MORNING KIHYUN, I hope you’re doing fine, Monbebes are always here for you, Love You, TOGETHER WITH KIHYUN!"
I miss you Kihyun ❤️❤️❤️ Sending you lots of love ❤️❤️❤️ #WeAreWithYooKihyun #TogetherWithKihyun #기현 @OfficialMonstaX pic.twitter.com/GbuvbyJv4k— Aceijn21 🐰💙7️⃣ (@aceijn21) March 8, 2021
I miss our vocal king so much but i am willing to wait until he's ready and comfortable to be with us again 🤧🤧 when the time comes, i hope ant!s will not ruin it for us 😔#WeAreWithYooKihyun #TogetherWithKihyun #기현 @OfficialMonstaX pic.twitter.com/uqSxPOAiK8— clouie🎈| stream 𝐋𝑂𝐒𝐄 (@hellloshownu) March 8, 2021
GOOD MORNING KIHYUN💖 I hope you’re doing fine, Monbebes are always here for you🥺Love You❤️— 아이린🌷 (@ailoveyooki) March 8, 2021
TOGETHER WITH KIHYUN#WeAreWithYooKihyun #TogetherWithKihyun #기현 @OfficialMonstaX pic.twitter.com/VEdygdH99V
While it is not clear when will Kihyun be back on social media, Monsta X fans are hyping the member up with hashtag trends like 'we are with you Kihyun' and 'Together with Kihyun' which clearly shows the fandom's unanimous faith in the K-pop singer.
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