6:35 pm - 03/14/2019

Four Treasure Island official: Choi Jonghun to retire from industry, Lee Hongki responds to cray fan

Choi Jong Hoon To Leave FTISLAND And Retire From Industry
Choi Jong Hoon will be leaving FTISLAND.

On March 14, his agency FNC Entertainment shared the following statement:

It was decided today that Choi Jong Hoon, who has evoked criticism with involvement in a recent series of incidents, will be leaving FTISLAND.

Our agency would like to make it clear that there was no intention to hide or cover up the truth regarding these matters. Previously, based on our relationship of mutual trust, we checked with him on what he remembers regarding the past incidents before releasing statements. We express deep apologies for causing confusion by releasing inaccurate statements through this process.

There are additional suspicions regarding illegal acts although he says he does not remember them, so he will diligently receive a police investigation sometime this week. Choi Jong Hoon has decided to leave the team forever and will retire from the entertainment industry

The agency realizes the severity and feels responsibility for these matters, and we will fully cooperate with the police investigation process so that the truth can be clearly identified.

Choi Jong Hoon expresses his apologies to those who received harm due to his inappropriate and embarrassing words and actions in the past. He is also deeply reflecting on the disappointment he has given to many fans and the members of his team. The agency expresses our deep apologies for being inattentive in managing and teaching proper character to our artists and for causing trouble to many people due to an unfortunate matter.

Choi Jong Hoon will now halt celebrity life and live while reflecting on himself. The agency also cannot avoid responsibility regarding Choi Jong Hoon’s words and actions that cannot be forgiven by society, so we will guide him until the end towards living as a member of society with an upright perception.

[The agency] once again promises to be more thorough and strict in our management and education of all artists. We apologize.

Hongki @ defensive fan: "time to give up"

sources: soompi, naver, dukh00 (from Hongki's instagram)

Jail time when?
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yesungholic 14th-Mar-2019 07:55 am (UTC)
It's like the freaking purge! One by one, they are all falling

Edited at 2019-03-14 07:55 am (UTC)
aures 14th-Mar-2019 07:56 am (UTC)
they are dropping faster than YG's stock
xxqod 14th-Mar-2019 09:50 am (UTC)
I snorted XD ty for making me laugh
countthesaints 14th-Mar-2019 07:57 am (UTC)
I have no interest in any further statements from these assholes. ~Oh, I'm so sorry to my fans and bandmates~ blah blah blah—nah, motherfucker, be sorry for being a complacent piece of shit.
rockerista03 14th-Mar-2019 08:01 am (UTC)
I mean if his former member said it's time to give up then it's time to give up.
juhli 14th-Mar-2019 08:06 am (UTC)
Man, Hongki keeping it real like always, i appreciate it.
horichansenpai 14th-Mar-2019 08:10 am (UTC)
Considering how much the members would emphasise OT5 in the past, I really appreciate hearing that from Hongki (even if it must hurt right now).
purified_dirt 14th-Mar-2019 08:07 am (UTC)
Another one bites the dust! I wonder how many people will be gone by the end of the investigation.
gdithero 14th-Mar-2019 08:08 am (UTC)
it's funny how they suddenly don't remember anything. It's such a typical cornered liar response: tell me how much you know and I'll admit to that and only that.
volume1995 14th-Mar-2019 08:09 am (UTC)
lmao hongki has me dead! drag ha, sis!
jyusou 14th-Mar-2019 08:36 am (UTC)
Do we have the most updated Prison 101 graphic for this yet? I swore I saw one but I can't find it now!
jyusou 14th-Mar-2019 09:13 am (UTC)
Oh, found it, ignore me!
typhlogirl 14th-Mar-2019 08:57 am (UTC)
anonymous_loljk meh14th-Mar-2019 09:04 am (UTC)
i gave up on him long ago but it's still satisfying that despite everything hongki just keep smashing delusional fans left and right.

i wonder how this will affect their musical-direction though. also who gets to be the leader now.
horichansenpai 14th-Mar-2019 09:10 am (UTC)

Hongki was always the true leader let's be honest :b

I'm mad that CJH was responsible for some of the fan fave songs. But well Hongki and Jaejin's songs >>>>

Edited at 2019-03-14 09:18 am (UTC)
hellicoptajuuce 14th-Mar-2019 09:06 am (UTC)
Im legit shook at how big of an impact this is having
happypurinsu 14th-Mar-2019 09:06 am (UTC)
Seungri (Big Bang) [retired]
Jung Joon Young (singer) [retired]
Choi Jong Hoon (FT Island) [retired]
Yong Jun Hyung [Highlight) [retired]

Lee Jong Hyun (CNBlue) - drugged underage fans with JJY
Kwon Hyuk Jun (SNSD Yuri's brother) - drugged & filmed women
Mr. Yoo (Park Han Byul's husband) - covered it up with police
Zico (former Block B) - at least borrowed JJY's "golden phone"
Tyler Kwon (SNSD Jessica's partner & boyfriend) - participant

Roy Kim (singer)
Eddy Kim (singer)

Lee Hong Ki (FT Island)

Also, I have a list of potential victims... but, I'm not going to reveal it; unless they step forward themselves, I don't want to add further trauma to them by outing them.
gathyou 14th-Mar-2019 09:55 am (UTC)
Thank you for the recap!
Tyler Kwon ew. And Jessica's business is so intertwined with his...

I wonder if Soshi members will ever say anything about it or if people are going to try and drag them into this mess. I'm not saying they knew about it - I doubt the guys would brag about filming women without their consent to other women who might know the victims - however Seungri and the others certainely used the time spend hanging out with them to groom other women into thinking it's safe to go to these parties. Textbook abuse/manipulation behaviour.
krissasaur 14th-Mar-2019 09:20 am (UTC)

Also, love Hongkis response. This makes me feel a lot better cause I have always really liked Hongki.
leighbee333 15th-Mar-2019 01:16 am (UTC)
i'm pleasantly surprised

it seems like in the vast majority of these sorts of cases, a dude will always cape for his trash, misogynist male friends rather than drop them (thereby exposing himself as misogynist trash too)
gathyou 14th-Mar-2019 09:40 am (UTC)
Ha! suffer!

Hongki's comment made me laugh, savage
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