May 8, 2017
Following allegations of trying to engage in sexual relationships with underage fans, “Produce 101 Season 2” trainee Ha Min-ho
's agency has released an official statement regarding the matter.
THEVIBE LABEL's official statement:
“Hello, this is THEVIBE LABEL.
“We are delivering our official stance regarding Ha Min-ho who is currently a trainee on 'Produce 101 Season 2.'
“First, we would like to apologize to everyone who has loved and supported 'Produce 101 Season 2,' the trainees on the show, and the production staff.
“Also, we sincerely apologize to everyone who was hurt because of Ha Mi-ho.
“After discussing the matter with Ha Min-ho, we have decided that he will be leaving 'Produce 101 Season 2' and his contract with our company will be terminated.
“Ha Min-ho is deeply reflecting on the scandal he has created as a trainee. As for changing his name to 'Yoo Seon-ho' and leaving, it was not to target Cube trainee Yoo Seo-ho, but a misunderstanding caused by joking with friends.
“THEVIBE LABEL will do our best to make sure another accident like this doesn't happen again and manage our trainees (Kim Tae-dong, Sung Hyun-woo). Once again, we apologize to everyone who was hurt because of this.