OMEGA X’s agency has now issued a formal statement in response to the allegations of its CEO being violent towards the group’s members.
On October 23, one of OMEGA X’s fans claimed on Twitter that they had seen the CEO of the group’s agency hitting the members after their concert in Los Angeles. The fan also posted an audio recording of the agency’s CEO yelling at and purportedly hitting the group.
As the allegations began to draw attention online, fans pointed out that a different individual had told a somewhat similar story on Twitter earlier this month, when she alleged that her mother had seen a woman verbally abusing members of OMEGA X in Chile. (You can read both accounts in full here.)
After initially stating that they were in the process of “checking the facts,” OMEGA X’s agency SPIRE Entertainment went on to release an official statement responding to the claims on October 24.
SPIRE Entertainment’s full statement is as follows:
This is SPIRE Entertainment, the agency of boy group OMEGA X.
First, we bow our heads in deep apology for having caused concern through this unpleasant news. OMEGA X wrapped up their first world tour “CONNECT : Don’t give up” with their LA concert in the United States on October 22 (local time). The incident that has caused a controversy after being revealed on social media occurred after a meal that took place after the end of [OMEGA X’s] tour, which started on September 16 in Mexico’s Guadalajara and lasted over a month until their LA concert in the United States.
At the time, having completed the tour, the OMEGA X members and the agency were talking about how hard they had respectively worked up until then, in order to make plans for the future. In the process, they wound up airing their grievances against one another, and as they became worked up due to their emotions, they began raising their voices. The conversation continued even after the meal, but by continuing their discussions, the members and the agency have currently resolved all their misunderstandings, and they ended the conversation by saying that they wanted to move forward while being considerate of each other.
The past month, during which OMEGA X and the agency went on tour, and during which we personally met and communicated with the fans who love us, was a deeply meaningful time that can never be replaced. Everyone worked hard together with the same goal in order to keep our promise to our fans, and we bow our heads in apology for ending it on a bad note.
Once again, our agency would like to take this opportunity to thank the fans who give this much love to OMEGA X. Just as their group’s name bears the meaning “From the first time we meet our fans to the final moment in which we achieve our dreams, we will realize a wide array of values,” our agency will protect the values created by OMEGA X and their fans up until the very end.
Once again, we apologize for having given you cause for concern.
OMEGA X, who made their debut last year, is a project group consisting entirely of idols who have already debuted in other groups (most of which have disbanded). Eight of the group’s 11 members have also appeared on audition programs or survival shows such as Mnet’s “Produce 101 Season 2,” KBS 2TV’s “The Unit,” JTBC’s “MIXNINE,” and MBC’s “Under 19.”
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