Even after Kim Jiwoong from ZEROBASEONE addressed the issue of using inappropriate language, fans are still insisting that he should leave the group.
On February 7, a group of ZEROBASEONE fans organized a truck protest outside the CJ ENM and WakeOne headquarters. The protest lasted from 8 AM until late afternoon, with the truck stationed in front of the office building throughout the day.
The truck had a powerful message demanding the removal of Jiwoong from the group. This message drew a lot of attention as it strongly called for the removal of Kim Ji-woong, who was recently involved in a controversy regarding his use of abusive language.
During a recent video fan signing event, Kim Jiwoong had a conversation with a fan. Later, the fan shared a video where Kim Jiwoong can be seen sighing and using swear words.
After the video call, there were claims that Kim Ji-woong used profanity. In response, WakeOne, the agency of ZEROBASEONE, strongly denied the allegations. They stated that they will use various methods, including digital media forensics, to objectively confirm the truth and protect the artist.
On a brighter side, devoted fanclubs of Kim Jiwoong are preparing to send trucks in support of the member.