On February 20, Star Crew Entertainment posted a clarification of rumors suggesting that they were seeking to recruit Chinese members for the group HOTSHOT.

Their statement on Twitter read as follows:

Hello, this is Star Crew ENT. We are writing to inform you that the online rumors about recruiting Chinese members for HOTSHOT are not true.

It is true that we had a meeting with a Chinese media company, but we did not discuss or agree on any concrete plans.

The Chinese media company’s representatives used images that we had not agreed they could use as part of their own trainee recruitment process. We sent them a strong protest against this and we received an apology in return.

We apologize to fans for the confusion and concern we caused.

Star Crew Entertainment is currently preparing for Ha Sung Woon’s solo debut.

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