SHINee’s Member and Their Scandals
Among the various achievements of the culprit, the world of entertainment is almost always peppered with scandals and negative news. SM Entertainment’s Boy Group, SHINee can’t be separated from one of the groups that has been hit by a scandal. Here are some scandals that have involved SHINee’s members.
Rumor SHINee Plastic Surgery
Like other KPop idols, SHINee was not free from rumors of plastic surgery. The main rapper and visual of SHINee, Minho was suspected of having nose surgery in 2009. At that time, Minho’s photos before and after the surgery circulated in cyberspace. Then in 2011, the nose of the main dancer and youngest member of SHINee’s Taemin, who was only 17 years old, was considered a little changed by netizens. The previously curved nose becomes straight and sharper.
Jonghyun’s Dating Scandal
Shin Se-kyung and Jonghyun’s relationship was first known when photos of those who were walking around Shin Se-kyung’s house circulated on the internet in October 2010. At that time, the two agencies did not deny the news that they were dating. But Jonghyun and Shin Se-kyung broke up last June, 2011.
Onew’s Middle Finger
On March 18, 2013, SHINee’s leader Onew and other members were guest stars on the ‘Younha Starry Night’ program. At that time the camera was not highlighting Onew. But from the left side of the screen a hand that shows a middle finger appears. From the sleeve that was also visible, the hand was Onew’s hand. Criticism flowed by Netizens.
SHINee’s Leader, Onew’s Dating Scandal
Still in the same year and month, last March 2013, Onew was reportedly dating with After School leader’s Jung-ah. Both of them are rumored to have been dating for a year. The news came from a Korean news portal, Kuki News. They also published photos of Onew and Jung-ah being alone in the car and in the restaurant. But both agencies denied.
Accused of Plagiarism
SHINee’s latest song ‘Dream Girl’ is accused of being the result of plagiarism from the song Luis Miguel ‘Vuelve’. Luis Miguel is a Mexican singer who has won 5 Grammy throughout his career since he was 11 years old. While ‘Vuelve’ is one of the singles from the 25th album titled ’33’. Even so, the SHINee’s agency, SM Entertainment denied and stated that the song was purely the result of the creation of producer SM Entertainment.
Dispatch Released a Detailed Breakdown of Onew’s Sexual Harassment Incident
One of popular boy group members SHINee’s leader, Onew was involved in legal matters as a result of being sexually abused. The event took place at a nightclub south of Seoul, South Korea, on August 12, 2017. at around 07:10 local time. Onew was later arrested by police at the scene, after a friend of the victim called the police.
To the police, Onew admitted, visiting the night club with his friends. The 27-year-old man admitted that he did not remember the incident alleged to him because he was too drunk at the time. Dispatch, a South Korean entertainment site, then released the chronology of the incident, on Sunday (08/13/2017).
At 5:30 local time, Onew and his 5 non-celebrity friends entered the ‘D’ Club in the Gangnam area, Seoul, South Korea. A witness with the initials B said, “I heard that it was his friend’s birthday. Onew ordered 2 bottles of champagne and drank them with his friends. They then danced and had fun at the club.” After spending one bottle of champagne, Onew according to witnesses, had begun to look drunk.
At 6:30 a.m. local time, Onew was seen almost unconscious and fell due to losing balance. That’s when according to witness B, he held on to the victim’s leg. The witness said, the victim was angry at Onew and said, “Why did you touch me?” One of Onew’s friends then responded to the victim’s anger by saying, “I apologize. But he didn’t do it intentionally. He was very drunk.”
At 06.50 local time, the SHINee’s leader was no longer able to stand up. He then tried to sit on the table and hold the victim’s leg once again. To Dispatch, Club ‘D’ staff revealed, “At that time, the victim was hanging out on the stage right on Onew’s desk. That’s why he kept bumping into her.” The statement was strengthened by witness B who stated, “Onew can’t even stand up. He grabs A’s leg while sitting. I think he thinks (foot) is a pole.”
At 07.00 local time, the victim felt this time Onew touched her intentionally, even though his friend apologized and stated that the previous two incident were accidents. The victim then called the police and reported the incident as sexual harassment.
At the scene of the crime, police questioned Onew whether he claimed to have committed the abuse. But he was unable to communicate because he was drunk. Witness B stated, “He could not answer the police question at all.”
At 7:40 local time, Onew, victim, witness B, and club staff headed to the police station. At the police station, the victim told the police, “Onew touched my body twice at different times.” Witness B explained, “Onew was basically unconscious because he was too drunk. He could not even answer the police question correctly. His friend said the incident was just a misunderstanding. While I was, it only explained what I saw.”
SHINee Onew’s Controversy in the Drama ‘Age of Youth 2’ After the Scandal
Netizens demanded JTBC to expel Onew from drama ‘Age of Youth 2′. According to netizens’ requests, Onew decided to resign from the drama. This news was confirmed on Wednesday (08/16/2017).
SM Entertainment, as the Onew agency announced that SHINee’s leader chose to resign after discussing with the production team. This decision was of course taken because Onew did not want his case to have a negative effect on the drama ‘Age of Youth 2’.
“Onew’s departure from this series has been confirmed after discussions with production staff of ‘Age of Youth 2’,” said SM Entertainment as reported by Soompi.
But a slightly different statement was issued by JTBC. The TV station that produced ‘Age of Youth 2’ denied that Onew’s departure from their series had been confirmed. But shortly after arguing, JTBC finally confirmed Onew’s departure from the drama, which also starred Kim Min-suk.
Although confirming that Lee Jin-ki’s real name has left ‘Age of Youth 2’, JTBC said they still had not made a decision about the fate of Onew’s character. To be sure, at this time they still haven’t decided to look for Onew’s replacement.
“Onew will leave this drama project. However, we still have not made any decisions about the replacement or what will happen in the future. We will release an official statement once we make a decision about the replacement,” said the JTBC representative.
JTBC’s current position is indeed not easy. In addition to the deadline for ‘Age of Youth 2’ which was already in sight, on August 25, filming has also begun since a few weeks ago. Scenes involving Onew have been taken.
On the other side, the decision to leave Onew from ‘Age of Youth 2’ was a further impact of a case of alleged sexual abuse that dragged the 27-year-old idol’s name. Onew was accused of harassing a woman when he was drunk at a nightclub in Gangnam last weekend.
The witnesses of this case stated that Onew only held the victim’s leg drunk because he thought it was a pillar. Onew himself was said to have apologized to the victim when he realized his carelessness. Even so, the case will now be transferred to the prosecutor’s office for further processing.
SHINee’s Onew Released a Hand Letter on SHINee’s Official Website
If you still remember, last August, 2017 the name of SHINee’s leader Onew was involved in allegations of sexual harassment where the problem had ended and the reporter revoked the lawsuit. Since then, this SHINee’s leader has chosen to do self-introspection.
Onew then spoke up through a post posted on the SHINee’s official website. In his handwriting, the idols seemed to express an apology to many who were shocked and disappointed at the case that happened to him.
“Hello. This is Onew.
I really apologize for disappointing fans who love and support me because of the bad news that appears. As long as I am on a four-month hiatus from activities, I realize that I have made you so disappointed even though you already want to love me who is in short supply, and I really hate and blame myself.
I was really worried how I should apologize and what words I should choose. I feel sorry to have surprised everyone and not write anything down, so finally I wrote this, even though it was quite late.
With the more love and attention I receive, I should be more responsible for my personal life too, and I really apologize for being disappointed.Through this letter, I want to apologize deeply to the members who have worked hard with me for nine years, and I also apologize once again to my parents and company staff who must have been surprised by the news about me.
I will continue to introspect myself and will always be more disciplined with myself and try harder. I promise that in the future, whether public or private, I will strive to be someone who is worthy of being a SHINee’s member.
From, Onew,” Onew wrote as reported by Soompi.
Because the problem was over, many fans gave support to Onew. But there are still quite a number of Korean netizens who are still disappointed at Onew.
SHINee’s Onew Confirmed Soon to Enter Military Compulsory as an Active Army
One by one, SHINee’s members will immediately take part in military service. As is known, South Korea still requires adult men to take part in military service as active soldiers, police and public service officers.
Recently, SM Entertainment confirmed that one of their foster idols will enter military service. SM Entertainment confirms that SHINee’s first member will soon be on the warden is SHINee’s Leader, Onew.
Onew was confirmed to be undergoing military service as an active soldier on December 10, 2018. Unfortunately the singer of the song “Lucifer” does not want to dismantle the location and time of his military service later.
“Onew wants to enter military service secretly,” said SM Representative. “We will respect his wishes by not disclosing the location or the time to enter the military service. And there is no separate place for separation from the military service.”
Born in 1989, Onew is the oldest member and leader in the SHINee’s boy group. The group debuted in 2008 under SM Entertainment and celebrated 10 years of debut some time ago. Celebrating 10 years, SHINee released 3 new title tracks entitled “Good Evening”, “I Want You”, and “Our Page”.
Many netizens were sad and prayed for Onew to undergo military service. There are also those who do not think that Onew will go to military service faster than imagined.
“Super Junior has all been conscripted. And now it’s SHINee’s time. I will miss him very much huhu,” said Netter. “I think he will go next year. Come back safely and well. I hope we can meet him again before leaving (Military service),” added Netter.
“I know this time will come soon but I’m still not ready huhu. Stay healthy, Jinki (Onew’s Real name) , Shawol will be waiting for you,” continued Netter. “Even though I know that conscription will come soon, it’s still difficult for me. I have to get used to it. I hope Jinki will stay healthy because this is important for me huhu.”
Undergoing Military Obligation, SHINee’s Onew Write Touching Letters for Fans!
Today, Monday (12/10/2018) is a pretty hard day for SHINee World or Shawol (as SHINee’s fans). Because, their group leader, Onew will officially start the mandatory military service on this day.
Before leaving military service, Onew said goodbye to his fans. Not through a fanmeeting or live streaming, the owner’s real name Lee Jin-ki said goodbye to his fans through a number of photos, videos and a handwritten letter.
— SHINee (@SHINee) December 9, 2018
In his letter, Onew said that he would take a break from his life as an idol. The ‘Blue’ singer considers her mandatory military term and hiatus to be a moment to make yourself better.
“Are you all right? I will take a break. I’m sorry, and you may be disappointed, but please consider this rest period as a moment of preparation for me to show a better version of me to you,” Onew wrote at the beginning of his letter. as quoted by Soompi.
— SHINee (@SHINee) December 9, 2018
Through his letter, Onew reminded fans to maintain health. He promised he would sing again for fans after carrying out his country’s duties.
“More than anything, your health is the most important. I will pray that everyone is always healthy and happy. I will continue singing, so please bring up my” Voice “(Onew’s solo album) again if you think of me,” Onew ordered. “I will come back and say hello to you again. Thank you very much. We will definitely meet again,” concluded Onew.
Onew will serve as an active soldier while serving military service. He is scheduled to leave military service. on the upcoming July 20, 2020. While leaving the idol, SHINee’s fans can listen to “Voice”. It was Onew’s first solo mini album which was released on December 5, 2018. The album was deliberately released by Onew as a gift for fans before he left for military service.