This is one scandal that may not just go away. Just yesterday, at the voice recording of up-and-coming idol group BOYS24, member Lee Hwayoung's private voice messages were released online by an ex-girlfriend. The damaging 30-second clip has the upcoming singer bitching out his fans! Will this be enough to end his career?

Sure, some fans may be rude, inconsiderate, and act in ways that can be considered overbearing or even downright scary, but maybe the words used to describe them by Kpop idol Lee Hwayoung is a bit much. In the aforementioned voice recording, the 21-year-old boyband member can be heard complaining about meet-and-greets and literally insulting his fans. "I like being called ‘poppa," he says. "Not by fans though. That’s fucking shitty. It sucks at hi-touch sessions, you know, at those events where we hold our fans’ hands and greet them. We have to greet 700 or 800 people and it makes me want to throw up. Seriously, their breaths smell like crap."

As expected, his agency put out a statement right away, apologizing on the troublemaker's behalf, and promising to have more to say about the matter next week. Damage control is damage control, but when your caught saying your fans make you want to throw up, there's not much you can do to make that go away. We'll see what Lee Hwayoung's fate is soon enough. Either way, he's going to have to face the music.

Korean audio

"This is so shitty . . ."

"Nice to meet you. You're breath smells like crap."

BOYS24

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