MONSTA X had raised the heart of “fighters” in every Monbebe – who convened around the world to keep expressing support for Wonho.
Monbebes showed that their unity extended beyond social media by gathering in various countries all around the world to show support for MONSTA X’s Wonho and the whole group.
The fight for love and justice continues as Monbebes take their efforts to show the septet, especially Wonho, their inextinguishable support even more along with standing by each other’s sides in the midst of recent events. Having trended on Twitter for around seven days already with more than millions of tweets for each hashtag, many fans took their movement offline by gathering with fellow Monbebes in events organized by the septet’s local fanbases over the weekend, as well as engaging in various projects to show their love and support for the group.
Silent Protests and Gatherings
The string of silent protests included a gathering of fans in Seoul, where Monbebes stayed in front of the building which houses Starship Entertainment in support of the members of MONSTA X in light of the recent events they face, as seen in the video posted by @mx_always7.
— 스타쉽 대답해 (@mx_always7) November 2, 2019
Aside from urging Starship Entertainment to keep Wonho in the group and encourage them to bring justice to his current situation, the protests also served as an opportunity for Monbebes to find hope and support in each other, as well as provide strength as they go on with their fight.
Fans in New York showed their love on the street by collecting post-its in the form of a beautiful heart with equally wonderful messages to the septet, as seen in the video posted by @deathcab4kyunie.
— 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 (@deathcab4kyunie) November 2, 2019
The same went with Monbebes in Chicago who banded together as posted by @xchittabun to show that they are continuing to fight for Wonho together as seen in the messages they sport on their post-its and slogans.
— #원호탈퇴반대 | soff bb ren 🌙 | #ChicagoWithWonho (@xchittabun) November 2, 2019
Monbebes in the Philippines also gathered to do their own silent protest in the form of collecting post-its for Wonho and the group on November 3. Over fifty fans were in attendance for the event, which was brought by the collective team effort of various fan bases of the group in the country.
Wrapping up the event that we personally witnessed, fans sang “By My Side” while lighting up the sky as twilight approached with their Mondoongies.
[FIGHT FOR MONSTA X: A PH MBBS SILENT PROTEST]
— MONSTA X PHILIPPINES (@MonstaX_PH) November 3, 2019
“MONSTA X, we are here” is also what Monbebe in Colombia delivered as a message to the septet through their own protest organized by MONSTA X Colombia.
— Monsta X Colombia 🇨🇴 (@MonstaXColombia) November 4, 2019
Meanwhile, fans in Argentina also gathered in the streets with slogans and banners of their own with the help of MONSTA X Argentina on the forefront.
— Monsta X Argentina (@MonstaXArg) November 3, 2019
Fans in Peru also gathered to perform the OT7 fan chant for MONSTA X while waving slogans and blue – a colour which symbolizes hope – balloons for the group in an event organized by Monbebe Peru.
Hoy Monbebe de Perú se reunió y decidimos realizar el fanchant OT7 porque Monsta X está conformado por 7 hermosas personas y eso no lo cambiará nadie 💙#HopeForWonho#WeBelieveInMonstaX@OfficialMonstaX@STARSHIPEnt pic.twitter.com/aWVZFUF5WN
— Monbebe Peru (@MonbebePeru) November 4, 2019
Monbebes also worked together to fund and design an ad for the group shown in Times Square, a project which was spearheaded by Carter. Just within an hour upon the start of raising funds for the project, the target amount was already reached to launch the ad – showing the immense support of fans all around the world.
Taking into account what Wonho answered to in the past when asked what kind of ad he would like to see about the group in Times Square, the project displayed the word “Monbebe” along with a photo of the group. Moreover, another ad on top says “We shine brighter as a family” together with the names of MONSTA X’s seven members – making it an even more beautiful sight to see which also serves as a reminder to every Monbebe in the midst of these trying times.
— i’m so happy~ 🥰 🍓 (@amelisoo) November 6, 2019
Meanwhile, several fans had let their passion for music speak their messages and thoughts, in hopes that it would move both MONSTA X and their fellow fans the same way the septet touches on everyone’s hearts with their songs.
Russian Monbebes (mmbb ent.) created a very special song for the group from zero in a matter of a few days – and they also included an encouraging video message from Russian-speaking Monbebes with words of support from different languages.
a project created by russian monbebe for @OfficialMonstaX
7 songs for monsta x
hope for your support ~ pic.twitter.com/7pwcm9xeuN
— mmbb ent. (@flominki) November 6, 2019
A couple of Monbebes from the account #PROJECTMBB0926 also penned a beautiful and heartwarming song for MONSTA X titled “Our Light” which contains lyrics that would surely make the boys smile.
— gieselle 💙 | #MXTIKITAKA1stWIN 🏆 (@thewonilove) November 2, 2019
Currently, Monbebes are still proving that their fighting spirit is and will not be close to dwindling any time soon by continuing to push for Wonho’s return, call for MONSTA X to continue as OT7 in peace, and stand against the unfair situation that they are facing, as well as the perpetrators who brought forth the turmoil, through various efforts – which so far, had been achieved by the fandom through their unity.
In fact, more projects, including ads, letter collections, and gift fundraisers for the boys, are still underway from many Monbebes who are also juggling staging an actual protest against an industry that shuns people based on rumours and unverified pasts which stunts their room for growth at the same time.
Moreover, they had been showing how much MONSTA X had made an impact on their lives through these range of projects and efforts they had done over the past few days – something that they hope would cheer on the group in the midst of recent events and remind them that they will always answer yes to the question “are you there?” – and that they’ll continue to have the same answer for as long as it takes.
Cover photo credit: Left (Times Square billboard) from @amelisoo and Right (post-it messages and fan gathering) from Hellokpop
**For those with upcoming/finished projects and gatherings that were not featured in this list, please feel free to give us a holler at @hellokpop on Twitter and we’ll do our best to include you in this list!