If you’re a K-pop fan, you might have heard about the recent scandal surrounding NCT member Lucas Wong. The idol was embroiled in a cheating controversy last year, and after he went on hiatus following the scandal, fans were wondering what happened to him. In February, Lucas posted a black-and-white photo of what seemed to be a sunset on Instagram. He didn’t include a caption, which left fans wondering whether the post had any meaning.
In August 2021, Lucas was embroiled in a cheating scandal after a netizen claiming to be his ex-girlfriend accused him of gaslighting her. She uploaded screenshots of spreadsheets, hotel receipts, and flight tickets allegedly showing her dating Lucas at the same time as another alleged victim. She also claimed that Lucas kept asking her to buy expensive gifts and used his busy schedules as an excuse for breaking up.
Lucas later apologized for his actions and announced that he would be going on hiatus to reflect. He was later spotted at NCT’s concert in Jakarta and SMTOWN & STORE in Seoul, where he promoted NCT’s new merch set, MY ARTIST CARD PACK. However, fans were quick to notice that his name was missing from the sticker set.
On May 10, SM Entertainment announced that Lucas would be leaving NCT and WayV to focus on solo activities. The company gave no further explanation of his departure, but rumors say that the group will continue without him.