VIXX's HONGBIN Leaves Group
VIXX made an important announcement today: Hongbin will be no longer part of the group. The K-Pop boyband will continue as a five-piece act with members N, Leo, Ken, Ravi, and Hyuk.
VIXX's agency Jellyfish Entertainment released the following statement: "Hello. This is Jellyfish. We are sharing an official statement regarding VIXX member Hongbin. First, we express our sincere gratitude to fans who love VIXX a lot, and we are conveying sad news."
"On August 7, Hongbin shared his intention to withdraw from VIXX. After careful discussion with the VIXX members and Hongbin, we are respecting his wishes and so it’s been decided that he will leave the group. It’s planned that VIXX will promote as a five-member group in the future. We are very sorry to fans for causing concern with this sudden news, and we ask you to continue to love and support the VIXX members. Thank you."
젤리피쉬 엔터테인먼트입니다.— RealVIXX (@RealVIXX) August 7, 2020
To everyone who has supported VIXX:— jules (@BAPERFECTVIXX) August 7, 2020
On the 7th, HONGBIN has made clear his decision to withdraw from the group. The company and the VIXX members have had a serious discussion with HONGBIN and the result is that we respect his wishes and it has been decided that he will withdraw. pic.twitter.com/7q18DVKBOl
Earlier this year, Hongbin caused controversy for bashing fellow idols such as EXO, SHINee, INFINITE, Red Velvet and more during a livestream.