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Nam Do Hyon posted on Twitter to thank X1's fans.
Following the "Produce 101" series vote manipulation controversy, the "Produce X 101" group X1 disbanded on January 6 after a vote by heads of the members' agencies. Dispatch recently reported that four of the nine agencies voted to disband the group, and the vote had to be unanimous.
After the disbandment, many fans have been calling for the agencies to consider reforming the group in full. Others have asked them to create a unit with the members who did not wish to disband.
A fan group called WingsForX1 has launched a campaign in which a truck with an LED sign (paid for by fans' donations) shows a video message outside the individual agencies in turn. The message includes a list of X1's achievements and the fan group's demand for the group to be reformed with all 11 members, under a new name.
WingsforX1 has shared their statement in English as, "We, fans of X1 from 123 countries, demand the resumption of X1 activities under a new name. Rebrand the project group, free the 11 members from 'Produce' stigma. CJ ENM has fully taken responsibility for the mistakes of the 'Produce' series. X1 members are declared innocent by the courts. CJ ENM has stated they would not take profits from the group nor prevent them from promoting. This is the golden time to resume X1's activities."
The fan group goes on to state that the nine agencies have the power to decide the future of the members. They ask them to take into consideration the achievements they accomplished even during the controversy, and the fans state that X1 must come back. "We urge you to reconsider for the honor and prosperity of your company," the statement ends.
On January 9, Nam Do Hyon shared a video of the truck displaying the message. He wrote, "Thank you, ONE IT" in the caption.
The video includes a letter signed by Nam Do Hyon, with X1's song "I'm Here for You" playing over it. It reads:
I was so surprised and touched when I came to the agency today. I once again realized how much love we've received while watching the video on the vehicle that ONE IT sent. Thank you so much to the ONE ITs who love X1. I think I'll never be able to forget. Thank you for your deep love. I love you.