Jannabi Visits Seongnam City Hall And Claims Innocence

They were set to become the ambassadors of Seongnam before their scandals broke out.

The indie band, Jannabi, recently visited Seongnam City Hall and claimed innocence in regard to their recent controversies.

Jannabi, whose members are all from Seongnam, was originally set to be appointed the new ambassadors of the city.


After news of former member Yoo Young Hyun‘s school violence and member Choi Jung Hoon‘s involvement in the Kim Hak Eui scandal, plans for their appointment became unclear.

As a result, it appears that Jannabi took matters into their own hands and visited the Seongnam City Hall to deliver an apology and provide an explanation.


According to YTN Star, Jannabi’s manager visited the city hall and delivered an apology while also claiming the members’ innocence.

(The members) are overall innocent. There is no problem. It was a unilateral report (by the press). We are currently making contact with SBS.

ㅡ Jannabi’s manager


A representative of Seongnam City Hall stated that plans to appoint Jannabi as their ambassador have become unclear due to the controversy that surrounds them.

Because of the social controversies, we cannot say that we will proceed (with the plans).

ㅡ Seongnam City Hall representative


Meanwhile, Jannabi has issued an explanation for the controversies of both Yoo Young Hyun and Choi Jung Hoon.

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안녕하세요. 페포니 뮤직입니다. – 최근 밴드 잔나비를 둘러싼 의혹에 무거운 마음으로 하루하루를 보내고 있습니다. 하지만 잔나비 음악에 많은 사랑과 응원을 주신 모든 분들의 상심과 우려가 더 클 것이기에 사실과 달리 보도되는 부분에 있어 더욱 명확하게 밝혀야 된다고 생각하고 이에 현 상황에 대한 입장을 전하고자 합니다. – 1. 먼저 과거의 그릇된 행동에 책임을 통감하고 탈퇴한 멤버 유영현 군은 글을 올린 작성자(이하 친구)와 지속적으로 연락을 취하였고, 친구의 부모님과 만나 진심 어린 사과의 뜻을 전했습니다. 앞으로도 유영현 군은 친구의 상실감을 달랠 수 있도록 노력할 것이고, 지속적으로 상처가 아물 수 있도록 최선을 다하겠다 전해왔습니다. – 2. 최근 한 매체를 통해 보컬 최정훈 군의 부친에 관한 보도 이후 최정훈이 SNS로 밝힌 바는 한 치의 거짓 없는 사실이며, 어떠한 회피의 의도도 없었음을 다시 한 번 말씀 드립니다. 이 모든 일은 부친의 사업 건으로 아들로서 명의를 빌려준 것이 전부입니다. 임시주총에는 참여하지도 않았을 뿐더러 부친이 지정한 분에게 모든 권한을 위임하였고, 그 이후 진행된 사안에 대해서는 전혀 알지 못하였고 경영 참여 또한 하지 않았습니다. – 3. 부친에 관한 의혹에 대해서는 4일 검찰 수사 결과 부친은 입건 및 기소되지 않았고, 앞서 검찰 측에서도 최정훈 관련하여서는 수사할 필요가 없다고 하였습니다. 제기된 모든 의혹들과 논란에 전혀 관련이 없고 결백하며, 더는 부친의 일과 연관 지어 사실과 다른 확대 보도와 악의적인 추측은 자제해 주시길 부탁 드립니다. – 끝으로 지켜봐 주시고 믿음을 주신 팬 분들과 관계자 분들께 감사의 말씀 전합니다. 진실된 음악과 활동을 통해 꼭 보답 드리겠습니다. –

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Translation: “Hello, this is Peponi Music.

We have been spending our days with a heavy heart due to the recent controversies surrounding Jannabi. However, because we believe that the grief and concerns of those who have given their love and support for Jannabi’s music are greater, we believe that we must clearly reveal the inaccurate information that is being reported and deliver our statement in regards to the current situation.

1. First, Yoo Young Hyun, who has taken responsibility for his actions of the past and left the group has continuously been in contact with the netizen (“friend” hereinafter) who uploaded the post and has met with the friend’s parents to deliver his sincere apology. Yoo Young Hyun has indicated that he will continue to make an effort to comfort the friend’s sense of loss and do his best so that the friend can consistently heal.

2. What vocalist Choi Jung Hoon revealed through social media after a media outlet recently reported on his father is the true fact and once again, we announce that he had absolutely no intention of avoiding the issue. The whole issue is related to his father’s business and he only let his father borrow his name as his son. He did not attend any extraordinary general meeting and entrusted all authority to a person designated by his father. He did not know anything about what went on (in the business) since and did not participate in management.

3. Choi Jung Hoon’s father was not booked or indicted following the prosecution investigation results on June 4 and prosecution has also notified that Choi Jung Hoon does not need to be investigated. He is innocent and irrelevant to the suspicions and controversies that have been brought up and we ask that you refrain from reporting inaccurate information and malicious speculations regarding Choi Jung Hoon’s father any further.

In conclusion, we’d like to express thanks to fans and those who’ve watched over and had faith in Jannabi. We will repay you with our sincere music and activities.”

Source: Dispatch