NCT member Lucas has recently been caught up in a scandal, accused by multiple women of — in the words of media reports — gaslighting them and cheating on them, but basically they’re accusing him of being a scumbag.
Three women made the allegations, which you can read about if you want here, here, and here (and yes, it is amusing that his fans supposedly “proved” one of them was lying). There doesn’t appear to be anything illegal to it, rather it’s more about him being a dick. Like for regular people it would be something to put in a group chat as a warning not to date this fuckboi, which is any man’s nightmare already, but the actions are definitely worse because he’s an idol.
Just as I was catching up on the extensive mess and regretting ever getting into it since it looked like it could be one of those drawn-out media battles, things suddenly resolved when Lucas and SM Entertainment released statements admitting and apologizing for his actions.
Hello. This is SM Entertainment. We apologize for causing concern due to our artist Lucas’s personal life. We recognized the seriousness of this matter and have decided to to halt the release of all content for WayV’s Lucas and Hendery’s single “Jalapeño,” including the song and music video that were scheduled to be released on August 25 at 6 p.m. KST. Lucas is deeply reflecting on having caused great pain and disappointment due to his wrong behavior, and the agency also feels responsible for our poor management of the artist. We once again deeply apologize for causing concern to many people including fans with Lucas’s personal matters.
This is Lucas. I apologize to those who were hurt by my wrong behavior. If you give me a chance, I would like to personally convey my words of apology. I also genuinely apologize to my fans who have given me lots of love and support. While watching the situation during the past few days, I have looked back on my past behavior and sincerely reflected on it. Looking back on my behavior of the past, it was clearly wrong, and it was an irresponsible behavior that betrayed the support that my fans have shown me for a long time. I would like to once again apologize to everyone who was disappointed by my actions. I will make sure that something like this does not occur again, and I will halt all of my scheduled activities to take time to reflect on myself. Lastly, I would like to apologize to the members, company staff, the many cooperative firms, and broadcasting personnel for causing an inconvenience. I sincerely apologize.
It’s likely this will impact fans more than anything else, and his future probably depends on how they respond to this damaging his image. Given what other people have come back from it seems like he could do so fine if he doesn’t lose fan support.
Either way, it’s a mess that I’m glad appears to have been resolved relatively quickly.