YMC Entertainment responded to the controversy of WANNA ONE member Park Jihoon being pulled by his hair.
The issue started when a fan uploaded a video of the members boarding a flight. The video filmed Jihoon being pulled by his hair to take a seat.
So this is the hot issue today. The video of Woojin dragging Jihoon by the hair. Why fuss about it tho? Jihoon isn’t stupid to allow Woojin to do such if they weren’t being playful. It’s petty. I hope netizens would stop making a big deal out of it. #워너원 pic.twitter.com/x1cvQHWdsL
— Jared LetOng (@jaredletOng) January 15, 2018
It initially sparked concerns as it looked as if Jihoon was being manhandled by a staff member to take his seat on the plane, but it turns out it was fellow member Woojin pulling his hair instead.
YMC Entertainment clarified and apologized for the issue.
“The person who pulled Park Jihoon’s hair in the video was, in fact, fellow member Park Woojin. It was a mischevious gesture to have him sit next to him.
Among the members of WANNA ONE, both are particularly close. It was a controversial act and both members are embarrassed.”
It was believed that the playful gesture was part of the random jokes between the two with fans attesting to their close friendship.
daehwi : *complaining how he got scared*
woojin : why? why?
jihoon : *tries to scare woojin too*
woojin : …..
CRY SO FUNNY
— 센휘🌰 (@centredaehwi) January 11, 2018
YMC Entertainment further added, “It looks radical in the video, but wasn’t. Please don’t misunderstand.”