JTBCs Age of Youth 2 recently released a statement regarding SHINee Onews role in the show following his sexual harassment allegations.
On August 12, the singer was accused of sexually harassing someone at a club event. However, these charges were dropped after the individual acknowledged the misunderstanding.
Following the incident, a source from JTBC came out on August 13 with a statement that said, Onew is still in the middle of complying with the investigation. We havent discussed whether hell be stepping down from the show.
Since news broke of the incident, many have been asking for Onew to drop out of the drama Age of Youth 2, where he will play the role of an engineering student who knows nothing about dating and romance. Those opposing the singers role in the drama have said it would be difficult to watch him play such an innocent role after being charged with sexual harassment.
On the other end, there have also been many people supporting the singer, pointing to the fact that all charges were dropped and that there was a misunderstanding. These people have said that its unjust for Onew to be forced to step down after he has worked so hard to get where he is today.
Meanwhile, Age of Youth 2 premieres on August 25 at 11 p.m. KST.