Jung Joong Ji of ‘Produce 101‘ has accused WANNA ONE’s Yoon Ji Sung of being a bully towards him during the show. Months ago, a netizen posted online that they met with Jung Joong Ji and he told them Yoon Ji Sung was a bully. Netizens were skeptical of this — probably because he had been accused of sexual harassment with evidence then claimed it was his agency’s plan, which he later apparently got sued for — but also for being two-faced for talking shit while posting selcas with him (which seems quite dumb by comparison).
Well, Jung Joong Ji finally gave them the feedback on the controversy via his Instagram.
“You asked for feedback. I wasn’t going to but here it is. There was a time we ate together for the first time during ‘Produce 101 season 2’. There, Yoon Ji Sung hyung suddenly called me over and said, ‘You have a lot of followers on Facebook. You should make money with that. Why the hell are you here?’ So I replied, ‘I’m sorry, hyung.’ After that, he kept bothering me about 10 times so I told him that he’s really making it hard for me and to stop bullying me. He smiled and said ‘okay’, and then told me three trainees in his agency had left because of him. Then on the day when we had the level test, I only slept for an hour due to ongoing practice and messed up almost entirely during the actual test so I was sitting down with a frown on my face, and he came over and teasingly said, ‘You just did your worth.’ I was so startled and in disbelief (at his rudeness) so I talked back to him. But after some time, we made up and that’s why I uploaded the photo (selca). Some are asking why I talked about Yoon Ji Sung hyung at the church when I wasn’t even asked about him but the thing is I just answered what they asked me. I wasn’t talking behind his back. I was just answering their questions. I told them what happened because they asked me. I also told them we made up after time. But it’s unbelievable how there are people telling me to stop lying. Why would I make up such stories? Do you think I’ll be making this up because I want to get sued? At the time, I even told the producer and we made up later on. And that happened with me offering bread to him, because he said he was hungry. We were all very hungry at the time, and I offered mine to him, and he said, ‘You eat it first. Did you mix something in it?’ so I said ‘no’, took a bite first, and then gave it to him. No matter what anyone says, I am not lying. No matter who believes me or not, I just wrote the truth with a hand over my heart. No matter who criticizes me or not, I’m not afraid because I wrote this truthfully. A lot of words will be circulating due to this but people keep telling me to stop lying and that’s making me feel suicidal so I’m leaving this long message. Also, stop sending me direct messages. I’m a human, too. Stop tormenting me.”
It’s only natural to be skeptical of a guy who didn’t deny a sexual harassment charge and then seemingly fabricated a comical cover story for it, but it’s possible for Jung Joong Ji to be a piece of shit and also to have been a bullying victim of Yoon Ji Sung.
That said, it’s hard to take Jung Joong Ji seriously given the sexual harassment story, especially since that apparently involved him literally making up a story to make himself look better. Taking this bullying accusation with a mountain of salt unless something else emerges.