Fans were shocked to hear when Cavan Chen, known under his stage name Leon, from the Topp Dogg sub-unit Under Dogg suddenly left the group.
On July 28th, he finally breaks his silence and gives fans an explanation into the situation that eventually led to his decision to leave not only Topp Dogg G (Global) – which combines both Topp Dogg and Under Dogg members for global tours – and Under Dogg – special sub-unit that consists of entirely different members.
He writes, “Even though I have kept quiet for a long time, I have a confession. To the people who are curious about my abrupt departure from TD-G [Topp Dogg Global] here is my story. As a foreigner in K-Pop I faced a lot of racism and hardships during my time in SE [Stardom Entertainment].”
Cavan Chen then shockingly reveals, “Constant verbal abuse and physical assault from a TD-G member and managers left me quite depressed and made me change my mind about wanting to debut in Korea. I felt very alone during my time there, and didn’t feel happy while doing what should of [have] made me the happiest. I didn’t get to go to Beijing and left abruptly which is why information on me just ended.”
However, he emphasizes in his explanation, ” I’m not saying SE [Stardom Entertainment] is a bad company, there were a few staff members and TD [Topp Dogg] family members who are truly great people and it’s a shame that things had to end the way they did. Though I felt a lot of regret and sadness at first, I am extremely blessed to be where I am now and grateful for the past experiences I’ve had in SE. I’m in a great company now and I’m working even harder to my dream and future debut. Please support me and also TD in our future activities! #confessions #strongerthanever #practicinghard #화이팅 #잘할거야 #ㅎㅈ“.
Cavan Chen has since deleted the post.