Fans Call For Starship Entertainment To Reconsider Decision Regarding Withdrawal Of Wonho From MONSTA X
MONSTA X’s Wonho is one of Monbebes’ seven someones – and they are not letting that change anytime soon.
MONSTA X began with seven members, and Monbebes are calling for them to continue as seven by asking Starship Entertainment to reconsider the recent departure of Wonho from the group.
After being devastated by Starship Entertainment’s recent announcement, fans have picked up by expressing how they want Wonho to stay by their side as a member of MONSTA X through the hashtag #원호탈퇴반대 – which has trended worldwide since fans started tweeting and had accumulated nearly two million tweets.
The hashtag, which means “Against Wonho leaving”, has also been used by Monbebes as profile photos to further emphasize their stance.
The MONSTA X fandom, along with other fans from the K-Pop community who expressed their support, has been actively calling for the agency to reconsider the decision regarding Wonho’s withdrawal from the group since they announced the news.
i don’t want the comeback
i just want wonho
literally nothing else matters #원호탈퇴반대
— shar #원호탈퇴반대 (@ultsmx) October 31, 2019
Please give us another chance to love you and to support you. Pls dont abandon us like this. Pls give us a chance to show you that we love you bc you are you. You are our Wonho our protector our only light in our darkest time. Wonho ah pls give us another chance.
— kk. #원호탈퇴반대 (@mxwonchae) October 31, 2019
wonho .. you are someone who is so important to everyone. if you want to take a rest and go on hiatus for a long time, be it a month or a year i dont care just please don’t leave. i will patiently wait for you. i’ll stay by your side. always. #원호탈퇴반대
— #원호탈퇴반대 (@wonniechae) October 31, 2019
wonho please come back safely to us, this is where you belong…on stage with your members and fans. We love you so much and carry our heart with you, your someone were lucky and worth calling our idol with your kind heart and soul. #원호탈퇴반대 @OfficialMonstaX
— nettie #원호탈퇴반대 (@kihyunsnena) October 31, 2019
— Monbebe United Philippines (@MonbebeUnitedPH) October 31, 2019
— Butter Chickyun (@RamenhaeMXMB) October 31, 2019
what starship doesn't understand is we don't care about future activities we care about the GROUP. not about its activities. about them as PEOPLE. we care about wonho as a PERSON, about his HAPPINESS. we care about monsta x as a whole, wonho is more important than any comeback.
— #원호탈퇴반대 (@leeminhyikes_) October 31, 2019
— ☽ 𝒒𝒊𝒋𝒂𝒆 (@booqijae) October 31, 2019
Although fans have truly understood that the singer had taken part in making the decision, they noted how it was made under the heavy influence of the tremendous amount of false and baseless accusations and hate targeted towards him recently.
Moreover, Wonho’s letter to fans regarding his departure highlighted how he did not want to affect his group and his fans with the controversies surrounding him. In response to this, Monbebes are saying how he does not need to sacrifice himself – because they can triumph through the obstacles they face together with him.
I will NOT give up on this. Wonho made this decision after being mentally drained SINCE THE WORLD TOUR and he was specially affected bc of all the rumors.
He is trying to SACRIFICE HIMSELF SO MONSTA X CAN KEEP ON
But Monsta X will get throught this WITH HIM#원호탈퇴반대
— 💙 Smile Like Batman 🐝 (@notyour_honey) October 31, 2019
“he’s been living diligently as lee hoseok to make up for what he’s done as shin hoseok. taking care of his body, quitting alcohol and smoking, eating grapes instead of alcohol when meeting friends. he never missed a day on the fc, left us videos and photos and commented” https://t.co/0WhybWnzlw
— jay #원호탈퇴반대 (@yookihyu) October 31, 2019
I saw you grow.. watched you since Nuboyz, when I told you that you were shocked and thanked me for sticking with you for so long. Nobody loves his fans like you do, nobody taught me to love myself like you did. I won’t give you up. You will return where you belong. #원호탈튀반대
— •̀ 3 •́ (@sevimxmb) October 31, 2019
Together with their call to the group’s agency, Monbebes also expressed how much the singer meant to them as well as reminding him and the world how much he loves his fans.
— vitamin♥min 🐶 (@dopaminhyukk) October 31, 2019
Wonho, remember when you presented us I'll be there, how proud you were for finally publishing your own song?
I know you still have so many songs left for us, that you couldn't wait to share. And you still can, cause we will be there. #원호탈퇴반대 @OfficialMonstaX pic.twitter.com/Xtx7rEGA1z
— Angie ⋈ #원호탈퇴반대 (@angies_code) October 31, 2019
— saras #원호탈퇴반대 (@qihyuned) October 31, 2019
Wonho since debut he called himself "Protector Wonho" (His name means "to protect" which is a stage name his mother gave him pre-debut)
You tried to protect us and monsta x but I am so sorry we weren't able to protect you…#원호탈퇴반대 pic.twitter.com/TJ4iMIUuGX
— 𝔀atermelon 🍉 #원호탈퇴반대 (@wonho__) October 31, 2019
THIS IS HOW MUCH HE TRUSTS AND BELIEVES IN US. LETS NOT LET HIM DOWN. LET'S BRING HIM BACK LETS BRING OUR WONHO OUR PROTECTOR BACK. AND THIS TIME IT HAS TO BE US PROTECTING HIM. #원호탈퇴반대 pic.twitter.com/RWfwPr7Tvw
— WONHO PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME (@OMG_its_a_loser) October 31, 2019
Wonho you by millions. Monbebe's is here for you. Please just always be happy. We know the members care more about you than anything else. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU LIKE YOU ARE ALWAYS THERE FOR US. We love you our precious bunny #원호탈퇴반대 #WeLoveYouWonho @OfficialMonstaX pic.twitter.com/KRBWg10EHy
— Wonho please stay💜💜💜 (@MHoseoksmile) October 31, 2019
to say that wonho had the best relationship with his fans is an understatement. no one, NO ONE had a more genuine and selfless love for his fans. he did everything for us, showed every bit of his soul for us. there never was and there never will be another wonho #원호탈퇴반대
— w. #원호탈퇴반대 (@t_westmore) October 31, 2019
Alongside their request for reconsidering the decision, fans also sincerely ask Starship Entertainment to put the MONSTA X members’ well-being as the priority for now – even if it involves halting their current promotional activities for their comeback mini-album Follow: Find You.
i dont care if theyll go hiatus if it means for them to heal over this then its totally fine their mental health comes first and if it means wonho staying then do it we need him to stay mx will never be the same without him #원호탈퇴반대
— 𝐎𝐍𝐄° (@SHINT0KKI) October 31, 2019
Going beyond voicing out their request on social media, Monbebes also started an online petition to keep Wonho in MONSTA X – and it has already been signed by over 170,000 people as of writing [Update: over 306,000 as of November 1 10 AM KST]. Fans who also have access to the group’s fan cafe had been writing letters of support to him and the group non-stop.
some monbebes are already in front of sse building, fancafe is being spammed, wonho and the hashtag are trending in twitter .. please rethink please stay please dont leave we will fight for you please take all the time to rest and go on hiatus but dont leave #원호탈퇴반대
— #원호탈퇴반대 (@wonniechae) October 31, 2019
Monbebes in Korea had also resorted to sticking post-its to a designated place in Starship Entertainment’s building. A silent protest regarding the decision will also be taking place in an effort to show everyone how much Monbebes stand by Wonho.
— Alice🌸~ 한국어 King (@aliceejy7) October 31, 2019
sticky notes are being taken to be brought upstairs…wonho please read them and reconsider your decision, monbebe are miserable without you. we need you here, we love you so much. #원호탈퇴반대
— shar #원호탈퇴반대 (@ultsmx) October 31, 2019
I made it, so many people here showing their love for WONHO.
We love you so much. @OfficialMonstaX
— Eli, Wonho Please Stay 👁🗨 (@JrEli_) October 31, 2019
With these, Monbebes hope that both Wonho and Starship Entertainment see how much he means to them and how much they want him to stay together with MONSTA X as they go forward and continue their dreams together as a group – along with ultimately changing their mind about his departure.