Produce 101 Season 2 Contestant Ha Min Ho Allegedly Tries To Engage In Sexual Relationships With Minors
Produce 101 Season 2 trainee Ha Min Ho is facing backlash for allegedly contacting his fans and attempting to see them personally for a possibly sexual relationship.
Various online community members uploaded a series of screenshots of Instagram Direct Messages (DMs) and Facebook messages that they allegedly interchanged with Ha Min Ho. The Instagram username on many of these screenshots matches with Ha Min Hos current username, leading people to believe that these messages were really sent by him.
Translation of screenshot above
Ha Min Ho (hereby H): No, youll be able to do it! Fighting!
Fan: (Hereby F): You too T_T What are you doing today
H: Im resting at home and working [on music] at night. I want to bring someone home. I wonder if theres anyone who wants to come.
Translation of first conversation
Ha Min Ho (hereby H): Im not doing anything. Are you going to come?
Fan: (Hereby F): Should I go? Haha, but what are we going to do?
H: Umm. Its a bit dangerous because its at my house. If you dont want anything like that, you might be better off not coming!
F: Then going to your house is a bit [too much]. Can we meet later outside?
H: Umm, if I meet anyone outside, Ill get caught. Yesterday, [I met] Dojoon and Sunjae
Translation of second conversation
Fan: (Hereby F): When are you filming the program?
Ha Min Ho (hereby H): Until June
H: Yeah come. [Fans name], can you leave the DM chatroom for a moment? I have to send a screenshot of the list [of DMs] to my manager, and if one side doesnt delete the chatroom, it stays alive[sigh]
H: Yeah it seems like it?? Anyway lets leave and come back!!! You know how to do it, right
Ugh this is hard to explain
Its okay as long as that part of me doesnt go into you, right
Translation of screen shot above
Ha Min Ho (hereby H): Oh and, about exchanging DMs with me
H: Keep it a secret from your friend too from now on!!!
F: The friend from a while ago?
H: Yeah, you absolutely cannot tell [anyone]. Its really important. When does your cram school end?
H: Agh, then contact me when youre done
H: And keep leaving the chatroom from time to time
You cant skip cram school? T_T Make an excuse
Can you get there right at eight?
Ha Min Ho (Hereby H): Im going to work at 9:15 p.m. in Sangam so I think Ill be able to see you then! Please keep it a secret that I sent you a DM response.
Fan (Hereby F): Tomorrow at 9:15! Thats really late, and Sangams very far T_T But I should go if I can! Its cold, so wear lots of clothes on your way to work!
F: But Min Ho why arent you sleeping yet? (crying emoji) Its really late
Translation of Facebook conversation above
Ha Min Ho (Hereby H): Ill treat you well like something expensive
Fan: (Hereby F): You can definitely talk really well
H: Thats how you get someone pretty
F: You probably have lots of pretty girls around you
H: You asked for my hand so I gave it to you. Cant you allow me your lips? Why does it matter that there are a lot them around me
Ha Min Ho (Hereby H): Ill contact you at about five. You can decide then.
H: Huh, whats with the response?
F: Im really sorry because I dont think Ill be able to go T_T
H: Dont be sorry about something like that
F: Okay. I wonder what I should do tomorrow if I cant go.
H: Do something with a guy (unclear translation due to lack of context)
Ha Min Ho (Hereby H): Are you pretending not to know or do you really not know -_-
H: Lol, fine. Allow it to me even if I dont put strength in it. If you did that Id have no more wishes.
Translation of Facebook conversation above
Ha Min Ho (Hereby H): Oh I thought you sent the friend request by accident
Fan: (Hereby F): Hehe, I sent it because you came up in the recommended friends list
H: Kay. Dont you dislike me?
F: Ah, sorry, I didnt know I got a message. Hmm, no.
H: Werent you burdened by me?
The last Facebook conversation screenshot shows that Ha Min Ho changed his account name from Haro to Yoo Seon Ho before deleting the account. This action is receiving criticism for possibly being an attempt to put the guilt on Yoo Seon Ho, who is another trainee on Produce 101 Season 2.
None of the reports have been confirmed. Neither Mnet nor Ha Min Hos agency has responded as of yet.