An online petition by foreign fans seeking to keep singer EDawn in K-pop boy band Pentagon member EDawn has achieved success and gained tremendous support, reaching 50,000 signatories today.
EDawns activities have been suspended by Cube Entertainment following the revelation that he and fellow singer HyunA have been dating for two years.
Claiming that EDawn has deceived them in the last two years due to his love affair, Korean fans of Pentagon have demanded that he be removed from the group, the boy bands biggest crisis since debuting in 2016.
But foreign fans from different countries of the boy band have launched a signature drive to urge Cube Entertainment to keep him in Pentagon.
Fans are demanding that EDawn is removed from Pentagon. Lets sign this petition to make sure he stays in Pentagon!! He doesnt deserve all this hate and he shouldnt be treated like this. If EDawn is happy with HyunA, then we should all be happy for them, read the petition on Change.org.
The signatories said EDawn should not be dismissed just because he is in a relationship with HyunA.
EDawn should not be removed from Pentagon! All of this is just ridiculous and Im tired of all these people saying he should leave! one fan commented on the petition.
Another said: Idols deserve to date whoever they want and be happy without fans being possessive.
The petition has been signed by 50,000 fans from just over 2,500 when Metro.co.uk reported it on 9 August.
On Twitter, foreign fans are using the hashtags #PentagonNeedsEdawn and #PENTAGONis10 to express their support.
EDawn was absent at the boy bands fan club event UNIBIRTHDAY (PENTAGONs PRIVATE CLASS) on 11 August.
He also did not go with Pentagon to KCON 2018 in Los Angeles where the boys interacted with fans on 12 August.
Cube Entertainment also announced that EDawn will not be attending Pentagons first fan meeting in Japan on 18 August and fan signing sessions to be held on 19 and 25-27 August.
Japanese fans have also launched a similar petition to express their support to EDawn.