HYBE’s Upcoming Girl Group LE SSERAFIM has already been embroiled in controversy.
Recently, LE SSERAFIM’s Kim Garam came under fire when netizens started accusing her of committing school violence, and various posts about the issue circulated on various online communities.
One netizen accused Kim Garam of harassing her juniors on Facebook if they didn’t greet her properly and added that she would also drink and smoke. Another netizen says she’s done all sorts of things and ‘light bullying’ was a given. They added she would curse if you passed by her. Another one says she’d threaten people if they never answered their phone when she called, another one said a student went to the emergency room because of her, and more.
After the accusations began to surface, Source Music issued an initial response saying they’d look into the matter. On April 6, they returned with a statement to deny the accusations.
Source Music says the allegations were ‘maliciously edited’ to slander Kim Garam and contrary to whats been said, they have confirmed through a third-party statement that she was in fact bullied when she was in middle school.
As a result of Source Music’s findings, they stated they would be seeking legal action against the spread of unilateral and distorted allegations and false information related to Kim Garam. They asked netizens to not spread speculative rumors and said such rumors about a minor who has not even debuted yet is very harmful and they’ll do their best to legal action without any settlement or leniency.
However, despite Source Music’s statement more netizens have since come out with stories about Kim Garam, the agency has not addressed the new rumors yet.
Stay tuned for updates.