Right now, many Stray Kids fans are all asking the same question; Where is Hyunjin?
In February, JYP Entertainment announced that Hyunjin would be temporarily halting all activities in order to “self-reflect.” This announcement came after the agency released multiple statements about Hyunjin’s alleged involvement in school violence.
Hello, this is JYP Entertainment.
We would like to inform you about Stray Kids’ Hyunjin’s activities. We have already contacted all of the parties involved with Hyunjin’s schedules, and have been coordinating ways to cancel the activities while making sure to prevent as much damage as possible to the other party.
This process took time, so our announcement about Hyunjin’s future activities was delayed. Hyunjin will be halting all entertainment activities to self-reflect on his actions.
He sincerely regrets that he hurt many people with his inappropriate words during his middle school years. He would like to sincerely apologize to those who were hurt and will do his best to help them heal from their wounds.
We would like to sincerely apologize for causing worry to the fans.
— JYP Entertainment
Four months later, STAYs are missing Hyunjin more than ever. On Twitter fans are trending hashtags and phrases, including #WhereIsHyunjin, #JYPexplain, and “WE NEED A RESPONSE,” in the hopes of receiving updates about Hyunjin’s wellbeing and future activities.
— Yarling (@RiveraYarling) June 10, 2021
— Dam Aguilar🦋 (@DAguilar0) June 10, 2021
Although fans are happy to give Hyunjin all the time he needs, many want to know what he has been up to and how he is feeling these days.
we're not asking you to bring him back right now, we just need to know he's ok, and let others know Stray Kids are 8
— berry // THEY ARE 8 (@iJ1NNIE) June 10, 2021
It is fine if Hyunjin needs more time away! We hope he is well & taking care of himself and we love him always. But JYP could atleast update fans to let us know he is okay! We are worried about him too! He is a person and means so much to a lot of us. #WhereIsHyunjin #JypExplain pic.twitter.com/x0pyNaNvhN
— Alexa (@artsy_alexa64) June 10, 2021
This isn’t the first time STAY has reached out to JYP Entertainment for Hyunjin updates. 40 days into Hyunjin’s hiatus, fans began seeking answers that they have still not yet received.