SHINee’s Onew Confirmed To Be Leaving “Age Of Youth 2” In Light Of Recent Controversy
Earlier, one media outlet reported that Onew’s departure from JTBC’s “Age of Youth 2” had been confirmed in light of criticism surrounding his recent sexual harassment case.
Initially, “Age of Youth 2” stated that nothing had been confirmed regarding his leave from the show as of yet; however, on August 16, SM Entertainment released a statement and said, “[Onew’s] departure from the show has been confirmed after discussions with the production staff of ‘Age of Youth 2.'”
“Age of Youth 2” also released a statement after the decision was made and said, “Onew will be leaving the project; however, we have not made any decisions about a replacement or what will happen henceforth. We will release a statement once we have come to a decision about a replacement.”
On August 12, Onew was brought in for questioning after being accused of sexual harassment at a club in Gangnam. The case has since been forwarded to the prosecution.
Meanwhile, “Age of Youth 2” is set to begin airing on August 25.