Fans of N.Flying have been urging others to help get member Kwangjin booted from the group after accusations against him emerged through an online post.
On December 18, a post titled “An idol who sexually harasses fans and dates fan site owners” began trending on an online community. According to the post, Kwon Kwang Jin had allegedly dated fans since his debut and had sexually harassed fans at the group’s fan sign events. The poster included personal anecdotes of the member making sexually offensive comments to fans as well as objectifying them by evaluating their faces and bodies. The post went on to accuse Kwon Kwang Jin of speaking ill of his fellow N.Flying members, his company, and fans. After the post spread online, many fans began to demand Kwon Kwang Jin’s withdrawal from the group and organized a boycott.
Neither Kwangjin nor FNC Entertainment have yet to say anything as of yet.
There are certainly a lot of accusations against him, even if they do stem from one post. That said, it’s a former fan compiling accusations from who knows where, so it seems reasonable to at least wait for the response and try to sort it out from there.
FNCE released a statement that denies the sexual harassment and relationship with a fan accusations that were brought against Kwangjin. However, they go on to state that he did have inappropriate interactions with fans, so he’s going on hiatus until they can figure everything out.
After having meeting and confirming the details regarding Kwon Kwang Jin that is currently circulating online, we have determined that the parts relating to [Kwon Kwang Jin’s] relationship with a fan and the sexual harassment allegations posted by some netizens are not true. Because we have confirmed that he did have personal interactions with fans outside of official schedules, after long discussions, it has been decided that he will voluntarily leave the team, as such actions are considered improper for [an idol] member. Until we establish the facts, all of Kwon Kwang Jin’s activities will be halted and he will be having a period of self-reflection. Additionally, we will be confirming the facts surrounding the posts online with both sides and if [such posts] are proven to be false rumors, we will be taking strong action.
Not sure what to think at this point, honestly.