Monsta X fans, known as “Monbebes,” have rallied on Twitter, around Wonho Shin-Seok, in support of the singer with sharing emotional messages and claiming that he was mistreated.
Heartbroken fans got the hashtag #StandUpForWonho trending worldwide.
It's been over 12 days, so a quick reminder why we're still here.
-Wonho was harassed & was forced to stop promotions
-Company didn't protect him
-The bullies are outside without facing consequences
-It can happen to your kpop boy too
— ~ Fighter Maria ~ #FightForWonho (@Smut_Hemingway) November 12, 2019
“This fight we knew it was going to be long and tedious and we have to keep pushing through, we’re fighting against a system that has done nothing to protect idols (who are human) against accusers that have gotten away. We have to protect them”, wrote user @patix_mx.
As this point all of it is allegations, accusations, none has been proven. But some sk media outlets out here treating him like he's committed mu*der. Cutting him out, editing him. Where's this energy when actual crimes been committed… #StandUpForWonho#쓰기_전에_생각해주세요
— 이사벨라??——雪? (@1nteinstrgshity) November 12, 2019
Monbebes also shared their hope for a return of Wonho in the K-pop group earlier this week with the trending hashtags #HopeforWonho and #WebelieveinMonstaX.
Monbebe won't back down. Fighting for our dear @OfficialMonstaX to be 7 agian.#HopeForWonho #MonbebeWontBackDown pic.twitter.com/RK2v1qmCL4
— ☄️ᴀꜱᴛʀᴏɴᴀᴜᴛ☄️ (@Hannah88638553) November 4, 2019
26-year-old singer and songwriter departed from the Monsta X two weeks ago following allegations of marijuana usage, financial mismanagement as well as rumors that he was attending a juvenile detention center in his younger days.
Starship Entertainment released an official statement that Wonho would no longer be part of the seven-member K-pop group.
스타쉽 엔터테인먼트입니다. pic.twitter.com/2MSbpudbvf
— STARSHIP Ent. (@STARSHIPent) October 31, 2019
Wonho confirmed his exit from Monsta X in a letter, in which he apologized to his fans for “causing them pain.”
Monbebes showed unity worldwide and gathered in various countries to show support for the Wonho and Monsta X. They expressed support for the young singer and his rehabilitation efforts.
FIGHT FOR WONHO #StarshipFightForWonho pic.twitter.com/m0duHTVNsc
— ??????? (@deathcab4kyunie) November 2, 2019