Let’s Dig Deep Into Romeo’s Milo’s Controversies!
If you’ve been following the Mnet survival show Mix Nine, chances are you are already quite familiar with the name and face of Milo who joined the reality show back in October 2017. Milo was originally one of the members of the South Korean boy group Romeo (Hangul: 로미오; Japanese: ロメオ, often stylized as ROMEO), that debuted in May 2015 under Pony Canyon Korea and CT Entertainment.
Milo debuted with the group and participated in their first mini-album, The Romeo, which was released on May 7th, 2015. He also participated in Mnet’s survival program Mix Nine along with his three group mates Yunsung, Kyle, and Hyunkyung. But, behind his baby face and cool demeanor, who would have thought that he would be involved in a sexual harassment case and controversies. Are you curious to find out more about the details of his controversies?
Without further ado, let’s scroll down this article below to satisfy your curiosity!
Before we get to his controversies, it’s better that we take a look at his profile first!
Stage Name: Milo (마일로)
Birth Name: Kim Min-hak (김민학)
Position: Lead Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist
Date of Birth: August 20th, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Height: 167 cm (5’6″)
Weight: 52 kg (115 lbs)
Blood Type: A
– He was born in Gimpo, South Korea.
– His nickname is The Concierge.
– There was a rumor that his older brother is BLANC7’s D.L, but Milo said it’s not true (Arirang Radio Interview).
– His hobby is choreographing dances.
– He studied at Kimpo First High School.
– He’s the cutest of all the Romeo members.
– He was a participant on Mnet’s Mix Nine (ranked 41st).
– On February 20th, 2018, Romeo’s agency stated that Milo will go on hiatus, to reflect on his immature actions (he supposedly asked an underage Japanese fan to come to his hotel room).
– On May 2nd, 2018, he announced that he took the decision to enlist.
– His ideal type is someone cute; someone with a kind heart; and someone petite.
ROMEO’s Milo Allegedly Invited An Underage Fan To Stay With Him
In February 2018, The media outlet Dispatch reported that Milo invited an underage fan to stay with him at a hotel the next time he visits Japan alone.
This is due to an online thread that revealed a Japanese fan sharing screenshots of her messaging conversation with Milo, and the case soon turned into controversy. In the messages, the other party (assumed to be Milo) threw a suggestion to the fan that while he is traveling in Japan, they should stay at a hotel together. The fan herself has been reported as underage in various news resources.
The evidence is KakaoTalk texts showing that Milo directly reached out to a fan on private. This screenshot was then posted on social media by the involved fan.
The translated messages can be seen as follow:
In the message, Milo reached out to a fan and that fan asked for Milo’s picture to confirm his saying.
Fan: I can’t trust you.
Milo: *Sends Photos*
In the next screenshot, it can be seen that Milo suggested to the fan to stay together with him the next time he is traveling to Japan alone.
Milo: Haneda airport.
Fan: Hmm… around an hour? My house is far so I’ve been staying at a hotel.
Milo: Next time I go to Japan alone, let’s stay at a hotel together.
Fan: You’re much cuter.
Milo: A little cute and pretty and sometimes sexy. You’re mine.
Fan: From now on, even if I don’t purposely pay money, we can meet up later at night so it’s awesome. I’ve wanted to hug you and now I can. It’s not a dream, right?
It seemed like the pictures that Milo allegedly sent her indeed look similar to the ones that were uploaded to Romeo’s official Twitter, with only different backgrounds photo. It seemed to indicate that he took a few pictures prior and then sent the unseen pictures to the fan.
[민학] 오랜만에 자주 쓰던 스티커ㅎㅎ3월달에 만나요 줄리엣~>_<❤️ㅠㅠ pic.twitter.com/2WxfbZdcpH
— 로미오(ROMEO) (@teamct_romeo) February 16, 2018
After the controversies, it was revealed that a lot of Milo’s fan-sites closed as many were leaving the fandom.
due to the many minhak fansites closing/resting, i dont know if we’re going to get a lot of minhak content anymore via fansites 🙁
anyway, i’ll be posting old milo photos (2016) at some point so stay tuned~#로미오 #마일로#romeo #milo 💝
— milo pics (@minhakpics) February 18, 2018
ROMEO’s Milo Apology About His Controversies
A few months later after the controversies, Milo regretted and confirmed his fault with a handwritten letter. He also stated that he would be enlisting in the military soon to finish his military service.
On May 2nd, 2018, Milo posted a handwritten letter through the group’s official Twitter account. He announced his decision while apologizing for his past behavior.
— 로미오(ROMEO) (@teamct_romeo) May 2, 2018
“Hello, this is Romeo’s Milo. While worrying about not knowing how I should greet you all up until now, I have come with a handwritten letter like this to greet everyone for the first time in a while. I want to bow my head in apology once again to all the fans who must have been very hurt by the reprehensible incident two months ago. I have been reflecting on my immature actions and the guilt I felt from disappointing everyone who has always supported me.
Also, recently, I have made the difficult decision to enlist after I received my draft notice and the call of my country. I would like to apologize to the fans, who must be surprised, for announcing such sudden news like this.
I was happy meeting my members and our fans while carrying out Romeo’s activities. Now, I plan to temporarily cast aside my title as ‘Romeo’s Milo’ and faithfully carry out my duty to my nation as Kim Min-hak [Milo’s real name].
I ask that you kindly understand that I have come to this decision after much consideration.
I will return as a changed and more matured Kim Min Hak. I want to thank you for always supporting me, and I will strive to stand in front of you again in good health. Thank you.”
Official Statement About ROMEO’s Milo’s Controversy
After his controversies spread out in the online community, Romeo’s agency CT Entertainment responded the matter by posting an official statement on the group’s fan café on February 20th, 2018:
“Hello, this is CT Entertainment. We sincerely express our apology for causing fans concern due to the recent scandal. Milo is reflecting deeply upon this matter in which he showed immature behavior as a public figure, and he will be taking time to self-reflect for a while. We once again bow our heads and apologize to the fans, and we will do our best to ensure that no such scandals arise again in the future.”
Well, that is all the information you need to know about Romeo’s Milo controversies. Do you have any thoughts regarding his behavior? Kindly share your thoughts with us by writing a comment in the comment section below!