A day after member Wonho left K-pop boy band Monsta X, the outpouring of support from fans of the group has been immense, as they clamor for the member to return to the group, despite Starship Entertainment reportedly terminating his contract on Friday.
One fan, collectively known as Monbebe, is organizing to create a billboard in Times Square flashing the request to Monsta X’s label Starship Entertainment, and GoFundMe has revealed to Billboard that it raised more than $13,000 USD in the span of an hour since it was launched on the crowdfunding platform’s site. Nearly 1,000 fans donated to the cause in the first hour. The original goal of the campaign was $10,000. K-pop ads regularly buy billboard space in the New York City landmark to promote their favorite stars. As of press time, the campaign has raised north of $20,000.