Story Behind PENTAGON’s Nickname ‘The Rookie Idol With Three Dating Scandals’

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Find Out More about Pentagon and Their Love Scandals

Pentagon is a boy band that debuted in 2016 under CUBE Entertainment. Even though it is still a fairly new band, Pentagon has already had a scandal related to dating. At the same time, three Pentagon members, E’Dawn, Yuto, and Hui were involved in a scandal about dating a female idol. Of course, this has been a topic of conversation among many fans, some agree and some disagree. Pentagon is still a rookie, but the agency has allowed members to date.

Because of the scandal, in November 2018, E’Dawn decided to leave Pentagon. They were introduced through the Mnet survival show Pentagon Maker. In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a rundown of information about E’Dawn’s, Yuto’s, and Hui’s love scandals with female idols. Want to know more about their rumors? Check this out!

E’Dawn and HyunA’s Dating Scandal

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CUBE Entertainment formed the Triple H project, where Hyuna, E’Dawn, and Hui joined the project. In August 2018, Hyuna and E’Dawn were reported being seen on a date. Of course, this shocked their fans, CUBE Entertainment stated that their relationship was only limited to sunbae-hoobae, but Hyuna and E’Dawn clarified that they were actually dating. Many were surprised about this scandal because CUBE Entertainment and Hyuna/E’Dawn gave different statements.

As yet, the matter of HyunA and E’Dawn’s expulsion from CUBE Entertainment is undecided. A board of directors was announced to meet a week after the incident, and it appeared that the decision was still uncertain, but it was leaning towards the side of the company’s first promise of removing artists from CUBE Entertainment. The initial decision was pushed by Pentagon’s fans, who felt betrayed by the idol’s actions.

Apparently, Hyuna and E’Dawn had been dating since 2016 but they kept it a secret from the public. CUBE Entertainment placed the reason for the company’s action on the fact that they could not trust Hyuna and E’Dawn. Then, Hyuna gave clarification through her Instagram account and she said, “I really wanted to be honest. For the fans who always support me and watch over me, I want to work hard on stage with a happy heart, with nothing to hide – as I always have.”

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Also, E’Dawn said, “We know that we will constantly be tagged onto each other’s names from now on, but still, we thought that it would be hard to look straight into the eyes of our fans once we got on stage. That’s why we want to be honest at least to our fans who love and watch over us, and then go in front of them with our confidence and joy on stage.”

HyunA said, their personal relationship grew along with their professional collaboration, “Our relationship continued as we made music together. We were very careful, even though he wasn’t in the credits, there were many portions in my solo album where E’Dawn helped me with the details.”

After clarifying their relationship, HyunA and E’Dawn agreed to leave CUBE Entertainment. Reporting from Soompi, a source from the music industry said, “Hyuna was hurt after finding out a news report about CUBE Entertainment removing her without any discussion. Cube’s board members have different opinions, but since it was difficult to fix the conflict with HyunA, the atmosphere feels like they are concluding the contract. There is a lot of time left in her contract, so they are naturally wrapping things up.”

In the end, E’Dawn hopes their fans will support them no matter what. E’Dawn also added, “It may not be the most realistic, but I thought that admitting would lead to true happiness. I was also worried that it would affect my bandmates, so I told them first. I am very sorry to my fans, but I will repay you with hard work and promotions.”

Yuto and CLC’s Ye Eun’s Dating Scandal

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Second, Pentagon member Yuto was reportedly dating a member of the girl group CLC, Ye Eun. According to netizens, the uploader of the photo above also wrote, “Jang Ye-eun and Yuto. They were just dating all out in the open in Seongsu-dong.” Other sources claim that the two are together with another CLC member, who is partially hidden by the electricity pole. Reporting from Allkpop, the dating rumors between Yuto and Ye Eun began several hours after this photo surfaced online. The two were seen allegedly shopping, with a Cube manager in between them.

Of course, this surprised the public. How can CUBE Entertainment have artists with dating scandals in one group? Cube Entertainment denied they were dating, stating, “As the two are rappers, they have been close friends and colleagues since their debut. They’re supporting each other as friends, as Cube Entertainment labelmates, since their trainees days.” The agency concluded, “We hope there are no more misunderstandings due to this issue. We sincerely apologize for causing concern to all the fans who love CUBE Entertainment artists.”

Hui and (G)-IDLE’s Soo Jin

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Third, in the same month of August 2018 is Pentagon member Hui, who was reportedly also dating a member of the girl group (G-)IDLE, Soo Jin. With the release of this news, it made the public more shocked. They were wondering how is it possible that three members of the same CUBE Entertainment boy band could be involved in dating scandals in practically the same day. A source from CUBE Entertainment said, “After checking with them we found out that the pair had already split up.”

The fans were also quick to notice the shoes and handbag Soo Jin was carrying. It’s true, at that time, Hui and Soo Jin were dating, but after being confirmed again they had already split up.

Agency Responds and Clarifications

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As of August 2018, it has not been easy for CUBE Entertainment. CUBE Entertainment must provide clarification regarding the three Pentagon members who are dating female idols. E’Dawn is dating HyunA, Yuto is dating Ye Eun, and Hui is dating Soo Jin.

Reporting from Soompi, the official statement by Cube Entertainment began with, “First, we want to apologize to the many fans who have been hurt. There was a communication looking into the dating rumors between E’Dawn and HyunA that were reported on August 2nd, which led to incorrect information being published for which we sincerely apologize. We would be grateful if people would watch over the relationship between these two honest people with warmth and affection.”

They then went on to address the dating rumors between Hui and Soo Jin, as well as Ye Eun and Yuto. The agency said, “Regarding the dating rumors between Hui and Soo Jin that were reported on August 3rd, we have confirmed this report from our official statement earlier today. Also, Ye Eun and Yuto are simply close friends and colleagues who have been friends since before they debuted as both are the rappers in their respective groups.” They added, “Cube Entertainment artists maintain a friendly relationship from their time as trainees, and they always fully support each other as close colleagues.”

Finally, Cube concluded by stating, “We have made a statement about our artists. We sincerely apologize for causing concern to all the fans who love Cube Entertainment’s artists. Thank you.”