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‘Produce 101’ Season 2: Trainee Ha Min Ho Leaves Show Following Sexual Harassment Issues

By Inami | May 08, 2017 08:32 AM EDT

Trainee Ha Min Ho from THEVIBE LABEL has officially left "Produce 101" Season 2 competition as a consequence of his sexual harassment issues. The trainee was accused of attempting sexual relationships with his fans in addition to bullying controversy.

THEVIBE LABEL has issued an official statement regarding the recent controversy involving its talent. As cited by Soompi, the agency opened its statement by stating its apology to fans and supporters of Ha Min Ho, especially those who has been hurt directly by the trainee. THEVIBE LABEL has to terminate Ha Min Ho's contract to make sure his wrongdoings won't ruin its reputation as well as its trainees competing in "Produce 101" Season 2, Kim Tae Dong and Sung Hyun Woo.

Ha Min Ho has been facing backlash after screenshots of his Instagram direct messages and Facebook messages leaked in multiple online communities. According to the screenshots, an Instagram user named Ha Min Ho was engaged in a private conversation with an anonymous person. The casual conversation suddenly grew to be suspicious as Ha Min Ho asked the person to come to his house and do something related to sexual activities.

Previously, somebody posted on Twitter that she's been harassed in middle school by Ha Min Ho. The girl turned out to Ha Min Ho's ex-girlfriend. According to her story, Ha Min Ho used to ask her to meet after school and he would do inappropriate things to her. When the girl broke up with Ha Min Ho, he spread a rumor about her being a slut.

As if Ha Min Ho's scandal wasn't enough controversy for "Produce 101" Season 2, another trainee named Kang Daniel was accused of committing foul play, Korea Portal reported. Kang Daniel allegedly spilled details of the song he's going to perform in the show through his Instagram description, which is forbidden in the show since it could affect votes.

While viewers have demanded Kang Daniel to be penalized, the production team of "Produce 101" Season 2 said its party is still reviewing the action to determine what it should do to Kang Daniel as a form of punishment. Meanwhile, Kang Daniel has issued an apology statement following backlash he's been receiving. 

Tagged :  Produce 101 Season 2, Ha Min Ho, sexual harassment, scandal


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