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Peponi Music Releases New and Full Statement on Recent Controversies

By Staff Reporter | June 10, 2019 08:34 PM EDT

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After the allegations of an online post that he used to be a school bully, Yoo Young Hyun departed from his band Jannabi and confirmed the ugly claims to be true.

The anonymous post accused Young Hyun of ridiculing them for speaking slow, and that he also allegedly instigated school violence as he picked on them with lighters, made fun of their locker, and wrapped their face with plastic bags.

What was worse, according to the poster, was that they even had to transfer to other schools and undergo mental treatment to recover from the trauma. Sadly, Jannabi's songs keep on reminding them of the pain they went through.

Apart from these accusations thrown at Young Hyun, grave rumors shortly then galloped towards his fellow band member Choi Jong Hoon. Reports said that his father is presently being investigated for embezzlement and fraudulent activities.

Due to these piled up controversies, Jannabi's company Peponi Music decided to finally release another statement. The new and full statement reads:

"Hello. It's Peponi Music.

We are spending each and every day with a heavy heart following the recent controversies surrounding band Jannabi. We are releasing a statement about the current situation because we believe it is necessary to clearly clarify reports that are far from the truth since those who loved and supported Jannabi's music are experiencing even greater distress and concern.

1. First, member Yoo Young Hyun, who acknowledged his past mistakes and left the group, has continuously kept in contact with the person who wrote the post (hereafter referred to as his friend) and met with his friend's parents to sincerely apologize. Yoo Young Hyun said that he will continue to work hard to comfort his friend and that he will consistently try his best so that his wound can heal.

2. Following the recent report from a media outlet about vocalist Choi Jung Hoon's father, what Choi Jung Hoon revealed on his social media account is the complete truth without a single lie or intention of evasion. All he did was lend his name for his father's business as his son. He did not participate in the extraordinary general meeting and delegated all of his rights to the person his father appointed. He had no knowledge of anything that happened after that and did not participate in managing the business.

3. Regarding the accusations against his father, his father was not booked or indicted as a result of an investigation carried out by the prosecution on June 4, and the prosecution also stated that an investigation on Choi Jung Hoon was not necessary. He is completely innocent from the allegations that have been raised, and we ask that you refrain from making further ungrounded reports and malicious speculations in connection with his father.

Finally, we would like to thank fans and officials for their support and trust. We will make sure to repay you with sincere music and promotions."


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