Mnet probing ‘Produce’ contestant
On Monday, a person claiming to have attended the same school as Yun uploaded photos that allegedly show the contestant smoking and sitting by bottles of alcohol while wearing his school uniform.
According to the post, Yun was a notorious bully in Gwangju who used physical violence against his classmates.
Some viewers have signed an online petition asking Mnet to take steps to remove Yun from the show.
Yun’s management agency, JYP Entertainment, and Mnet said they are currently fact-checking the claims before releasing official statements regarding the accusations.
By Kim Eun-jin