Stray Kids’ Hyunjin To Be Absent From “Music Core” This Week + ITZY’s Yeji To Be Special MC
Regarding the reason for the artist’s absence, the source explained, “The agency recommended a replacement with a special MC.”
This is most likely in light of the recent allegations of school violence that arose surrounding Hyunjin. On February 22, a post was made by a user claiming to be Hyunjin’s middle school classmate and a victim of school violence perpetrated by the idol. The user requested an apology from Hyunjin.
Regarding the issue, JYP Entertainment announced on February 23, “We are listening to the opinions of people from the school that the member attended as well as the opinions of other acquaintances regarding the issues that were raised, and we are also considering listening directly to the opinion of the writer, if they allow it.” The agency additionally expressed that strong legal action would be taken against the spread of false information.