K-Pop idol Hongbin has left the favored Korean boy band VIXX after he made controversial feedback on the streaming platform Twitch.

K-Pop star Hongbin has left the boy band VIXX after making controversial feedback about fellow Korean pop idols on the streaming platform Twitch. The 26-year-old South Korea-born singer and actor departed from the group on August 7, the band’s report label Jellyfish Leisure revealed in an announcement. It comes 5 months after he filmed a dwell stream and criticized K-Pop stars SHINee and INFINITE. Listed below are 5 issues to learn about him.

Hongbin has departed the K-Pop band VIXX. Picture: SplashNews.com

1. Hongbin’s label confirmed his departure. In an August 7 assertion, Jellyfish Leisure wrote, “First, we categorical our honest gratitude to followers who love VIXX loads, and we’re conveying unhappy information. On August 7, Hongbin shared his intention to withdraw from VIXX,” the workforce started. “After cautious dialogue with the VIXX members and Hongbin, we’re respecting his needs and so it’s been determined that he’ll go away the group. It’s deliberate that VIXX will promote as a five-member group sooner or later. We’re very sorry to followers for inflicting concern with this sudden information, and we ask you to proceed to like and assist the VIXX members.”

2. His controversial remarks had been made in February. He got here beneath fireplace on February 29 when he made important remarks on a dwell stream, inflicting him and his report label to apologize, per Soompi. Whereas consuming, he mentioned that SHINee’s tune “All people” was “awful” and mentioned he would have “hit the choreographer” of the music video for INFINITE’s tune “Be Mine”.

3. He posted on Twitch in August, saying he would return to the platform. Hongbin took a hiatus from the streaming platform following the controversy, however posted in August saying he was ready to make a return. “I’ve been pondering that I need to be doing enjoyable broadcasts once more the place we will snicker and chat whereas gaming collectively,” he instructed followers. “Many adjustments have occurred whereas I used to be taking a break from broadcasts. I’m nonetheless adjusting, so I’m a bit in all places. I nonetheless don’t understand how the broadcasts would possibly change sooner or later as properly, however I’m planning on doing broadcasts you could comfortably watch whereas laughing and chatting like earlier than.”

4. Hongbin was a founding member of the group. He was certainly one of 10  contestants on the truth present MyDOL, which was the place the group was shaped, and was finally chosen to be part of the ultimate six individual line-up. They launched their debut tune “Tremendous Hero” on Could 24, 2012 and shortly skyrocketed to superstardom within the K-Pop world.

5. He’s additionally an actor. Hongbin made his performing debut in 2014 when he was solid within the SBS drama Superb Day. He went on to MC SBS MTV’s The Present in 2015, and was solid in his first lead function later that yr in KBS2’s action-romance drama Moorim College: Saga of the Courageous. He has additionally starred in a line up of Korean TV reveals and movies together with the romantic comedy drama Witch’s Love, and thriller thriller The Smile Has Left Your Eyes.