Update: FNC Entertainment And Keeho Of New Boy Group P1Harmony Issue Statements Regarding Allegations

Updated September 4 KST:

Following FNC Entertainment’s statement, Keeho has shared a letter regarding the recent controversy surrounding screenshots of tweets from his former account and other allegations.

He wrote in English:

Hello this is P1Harmony’s Keeho,

I would like to first and foremost apologize sincerely about the issues that have been caused in the last few days.

There has been a lot of screenshots circulating around about my Twitter account from years ago. I would like to own up to that and inform you all that once again I am deeply sorry for all the damages I might’ve caused.

The account owner was me, and the person who made the account was me as well, for that reason, this whole issue was my mistake. I would like to add however, in a group chat I was in, we used to share our passwords and go into each other’s accounts and tweet every now and then. At the time the close friends I have shared my password with tweeted on my account and used my account frequently. Although this did happen, the owner of the account is me, and me not knowing what was being tweeted and posted is my fault. I once again genuinely apologize.

I would also like to say I would never make a racist or racially charged statement to anyone, as a person of colour myself coming from a racially diverse community, I understand the complexity and seriousness of racism and racial discrimination. This also includes micro aggressions and other cultural offences that lead to the bigger picture of racism.

This is a genuine message that I wanted to write, once again I am very sorry. Moving forward from this situation, I will work harder and show my ability to improve.

Original Article:

On September 4, FNC Entertainment issued a statement regarding allegations made about Keeho, a member of the agency’s upcoming boy group P1Harmony.

The statement is as follows:

We are writing to you about P1Harmony member Keeho.

Keeho was a K-pop fan during his school days in Canada. At the time, he ran a fan account on social media with seven acquaintances that he met online.

The account that’s been referred to as Keeho’s was one that he ran together with those acquaintances, who shared the password, and the account was closed at the end of 2017. Since then, he has not used social media. The old posts that have become an issue recently were not written by Keeho.
However, as a member of the group, he should have recognized the issue with the account and taken actions against it, and it is certainly his fault that he failed to do so. We sincerely apologize to the artists who were affected by this incident and to everyone who was hurt by it.

The claim that Keeho was racist is absolutely not true.
As he grew up as an Asian in North America, he is more sensitive to the issue of racism than anyone, and he’s well aware that it should never occur.
One of the posters who mentioned this specific issue wrote malicious posts about Keeho because of their personal feelings regarding an acquaintance of his. We have confirmed that once they realized it was not true, they deleted the posts on their own.

All K-pop artists have been Keeho’s role models, and he’s admired K-pop artists while trying to become a singer. We hope that the misunderstandings that are contrary to the truth will be resolved soon, and we ask you to watch him grow into a more mature artist.

P1Harmony is a six-member group that will debut in October. Keeho is the leader of the group and a vocalist.

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