With the recent issue surrounding CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa and his acceptance into a doctoral program at Kyung Hee University, new rumors surfaced when an alleged former employee of FNC Entertainment reported that the idol applied to graduate school to delay his military enlistment.
The alleged former employee further claimed that many celebrities use this tactic to delay enlistment and that there’s an employee at the agency who attends online lectures on their behalf.
In response to these rumors, FNC Entertainment issued an official statement, saying, “Jung Yong Hwa made the decision to apply to grad school because he was interested in the program and the school encouraged him to apply. It has absolutely nothing to do with delaying military enlistment.
“Jung Yong Hwa postponed his enlistment through lawful procedures in order to continue with his entertainment activities. It’s not true that he applied to grad school to delay enlistment.
“The claims that the former employee made about attending online lectures on their behalf are also false. We will take firm legal action against any false rumors that continue to spread.
“In previous interviews, Jung Yong Hwa clearly expressed his intentions to enlist, so he will faithfully fulfill his military duty when the time comes.”