On March 13, FTISLAND's fan community 'FTISLAND Gallery' posted an official statement demanding Choi's withdrawal from FTISLAND.
The fans stated, "As a leader, he has disgraced FTISLAND's image and is expected to negatively affect its future activities. We strongly demand Choi Jong Hoon to be removed, not suspended, from the group as of March 13, 2019."
They mentioned the ongoing controversy linked to Choi Jong Hoon―drunk driving, police bribery, filming and sharing of sex videos.
On March 13, messages between Choi Jong Hoon, SEUNGRI, Jung Joon Young, and more in a chatroom showed a discussion of a payment made to keep Choi's drunk driving case out of the media.
The group chatroom is the same chatroom where Jung Joon Young shared his secretly filmed sexual videos.
The statement also criticized FTISLAND's management agency FNC Entertainment for not including any mention of the latest finding of his past wrongdoings.
Currently, FNC Entertainment stated that Choi Jong Hoon will halt all activities for the time being and cooperate with police investigations.
(Credit= FNC Entertainment, FTISLAND Gallery)