Monsta X Fans Trend #WonhoWillBeBack Months After the Singer’s Departure
On Jan. 1, 2020, Monsta X fans trended another hashtag to show how much they want Wonho to return to the group. The singer announced his departure from the group in October 2019. Months later, fans are still dedicated to showing Monsta X they want Wonho back.
Wonho left Monsta X in 2019
In October 2019, Wonho posted a handwritten letter on Monsta X’s fancafe.
“This is Wonho. First, I would like to apologize for not being able to keep the promise that I would only provide good memories to our fans and for causing them pain. Furthermore, I apologize for causing concern to many people due to my personal issues,” Wonho wrote according to a translation by Soompi.
The singer-songwriter told fans that he was leaving the group because he did not want any of his personal issues affecting the other members or Monsta X’s reputation.
“I am announcing that I am leaving MONSTA X today. I am apologetic for causing harm to the members due to the unfortunate issues related to me. More than anything, I am sorry for disappointing my fans who believed in me. I have reached this decision after seeing many people having a hard time because of me. In addition to our members, I once again sincerely bow my head in apology to the fans who have believed in me and supported me,” he wrote.
Wonho left the group after being accused of owing an acquaintance money and smoking marijuana. Ever since he left, fans have protested Starship Entertainment’s handling of the situation and made it clear they want Wonho reinstated in the group.
Monsta X fans trended #WonhoWillBeBack
To show how determined they are, Monsta X fans have trended numerous hashtags over the past few months. On Jan. 1, fans trended #WonhoWillBeBack. With the hashtag, fans declared that Wonho deserves to be back in Monsta X.
“63 days not giving up on our goal to make a change, to make history. We won’t stop, we will continue defending a mistreated victim of cyberbullying, defamation and accusations w/o proof. For Wonho, for MX7. #WonhoWillBeBack#몬스타엑스는_7명_그래서_퍼펙트@OfficialMonstaX,” wrote a Twitter user.
“The type of person to give up his entire career before he’d let the people he loves get hurt worse on his behalf. Selfless, kind and overwhelmingly GOOD. #WonhoWillBeBack#몬스타엑스는_7명_그래서_퍼펙트@OfficialMonstaX@STARSHIPent,” tweeted a fan.
“This man gave up his career to save the careers of his 6 brothers. You should never have had to do that and I will fight to make sure you can return to your brothers’ side where you belong #WonhoWillBeBack#몬스타엑스는_7명_그래서_퍼펙트@OfficialMonstaX@STARSHIPent,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
“Due to Monbebe’s perseverance, Wonho will definitely come back to us. No matter how long we have to wait, right? #WonhoWillBeBack#몬스타엑스는_7명_그래서_퍼펙트 – MX is OT7 so they are perfect @OfficialMonstaX@STARSHIPent,” a fan tweeted.
Fans are also upset with Starship Entertainment
Over the past few months, Monsta X fans have grown frustrated with how Starship Entertainment has handled Wonho’s departure. To fans, the company did not do much to investigate the claims against Wonho and have been ignoring fans’ voices.
“Monbebe, PLEASE, don’t let @STARSHIPent ‘s actions stop you from continuing this fight! Just bc they’ve given up on Wonho doesn’t mean WE do, too! The last peoples’ actions I want to emulate are those of a company who has proven themselves to be disloyal…,” one fan tweeted.