Wong Yuk Hei, or better known among K-pop fans as Lucas (루카스/ 黃旭熙) from the SM Entertainment groups NCT and WayV has been dominating the headlines and social media this week after various alleged victims have come forth and called him out for cheating and gas-lighting (emotionally abusing) them.
For those curious, the controversy started after a post by a netizen from Korea began making its rounds online, revealing that she was gaslighted by Lucas. The first victim, “A”, revealed that the idol showed interest in her and gave her his number. They eventually started dating shortly after.
루카스한테 가스라이팅, 좆뱀질 당한 거 폭로함
LUCAS 루카스 황욱희 黄旭熙 wongyukehi WayV WeiShenV 威神V pic.twitter.com/Nw87MM7YWS
— 0 (@ooooshiiim) August 23, 2021
Things apparently began heading downhill after it was alleged Lucas suddenly asked to break up. He told “A” that his schedule was too hectic and tiring. Despite that, “A” further revealed that on the day after they went their separate ways, Lucas told her that he wanted to see her and wanted to be friends again, to which she agreed.
It was said that Lucas would visit her on his days off at hotels or her apartment. She then claimed that while they were dating, he would ask her to pay for everything, including cigarettes. Lucas also allegedly told her that he couldn’t use his own card as he didn’t want to “get caught out as a celebrity”.
“A” continued by revealing that she bought him many expensive gifts, and helped him book accommodation at luxury hotels. She also accompanied her social media post with a screenshot of her conversation with Lucas on WeChat, which included his voice message that he had allegedly sent her.
While things initially calmed down, another victim came out with accusations against him which were somewhat similar to “A’s” claims. This time, the alleged ex-GF (known as “B”) came up with more evidences of the things she bought him, apart from the photos of him wearing the stuffs she had purchased.
According to “B”, she wasn’t going to air Lucas’ dirty laundry at first because they had somewhat broken up on good terms. However, she eventually decided to share her side of the story after witnessing all the allegations against him and finding out that he’s been cheating on her.
B dished that the “Boss” singer approached her and even had sex with her. Apart from that, she said that Lucas also asked for expensive gifts and told her that she was the only one he’s dating at the time. The victim then uploaded photos of him wearing the jacket she bought him in addition to another photo of him sleeping as well as the chat logs of their conversations.
The tea didn’t stop just there, ladies and gents! It was later reported that Lucas would talk bad about his fellow teammates in NCT, saying they were “disobedient, lazy, and difficult to guide”. He reportedly also accused a group member of ‘stealing’ his ‘fashion’ jobs, apart from calling soon-to-debut trainees garbage.
As if this wasn’t enough, the 23-year-old was embroiled in more controversies after two other Chinese netizens claimed that they’ve had similar encounters with him within the same timeframe. The first accuser shared several screenshots of her call history and claimed that Lucas reached out to her and asked to meet up.
Here are some of the receipts provided by them:
Following yesterday’s thread from a Twitter user claiming to be the ex-gf of #WayV’s #Lucas, two more Weibo users have come forward with similar experiences, also pointing out that their timelines overlapped (i.e. implying there was cheating involved). pic.twitter.com/PEJAbtZ6wq
— melons anonymous (@melonsanonymous) August 24, 2021
Following all the accusations thrown against him, Lucas took to his Instagram to issue a public apology over the matter. He wrote:
“This is Lucas Wong Yuk Hei. I sincerely apologise to those who’ve been hurt due to my mis-actions. Please give me an opportunity to apologise. I’m very sorry. Also, I sincerely apologise to my fans who have always been supporting me and caring for me. Sorry for letting you all down.In the past few days, I’ve deeply reflected on the things that I’ve done in the past. I have clearly realised that my mistakes and irresponsible behaviour have let my fans, who have always cheered me on and supported me, down.
Once again, I sincerely apologise to those who feel disappointed by my actions. I guarantee this will never happen again, and I’ll halt my activities for the next while in order to deeply reflect on my actions. Lastly, I want to say sorry to my members, company staff, business partners, and TV show staff for causing inconvenience to everyone with my actions. I’m very sorry.”
WayV’s home label SM Entertainment also released a separate statement, revealing that Lucas will be suspending all of his scheduled activities to deeply reflect on his past actions. All of the contents for Lucas and fellow member of the “Kick Back” hit-maker, Hendery’s new song “Jalapeño,” including the music video, have also been postponed.