Former Produce 101 Season 2 trainee Ha Min Ho previously had to leave the show and his agency for allegedly trying to engage in sexual relationships with underage fans and sexually harassing his ex-girlfriend in middle school.
On June 20, Ha Min Ho took to his Instagram account to post an apology regarding the whole controversy.
Below is the full statement:
Hello, this is former Produce 101 Season 2 contestant Ha Min Ho.
First of all, I sincerely apologize to everyone who was hurt by the recent controversy. I feel responsible for my improper behavior so I am taking the time to reflect on my actions. Im sorry for causing so much trouble.
In middle school and high school, I was an immature student who lacked consideration for others. I was just a big frog in a small pond that lived in his own little world. I bragged that I did music, and I thought of myself very highly whenever I was praised for being in a dance group. I also acted rashly every time I was romantically interested in someone.
These immature actions continued on even after I joined Produce 101. I said some inappropriate things to my fans and I was so focused on trying to gain love and popularity instead of reflecting on whether I even deserved this love. After reading peoples comments on my social media accounts, I realized how hurt and angry they were, and I had sleepless nights for a few weeks because I was so ashamed.
However, it is not true that I changed my Facebook account name to Yoo Seon Ho to target the trainee. I did not talk dirty, verbally harass, or ostracize anyone in middle school. I never called a female student a slut, and I did not sexually harass or try to sleep with a student much younger than me. These are false accusations, but I am still holding responsibility for everything since they have all stemmed from my mistakes.
I am very sorry to those who had voted for me, and I apologize to the Mnet staff for causing disruption to their program. I will self-reflect for the rest of my life. However, I do want to say that I have received quite a few defaming comments based on misunderstandings.
I will try my best to become a more careful and mature person. Thank you for reading my long message.
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