Fifty Fifty, a girl group currently in a dispute over an exclusive contract, has raised issues regarding the neglectful management of their agency, Attrakt, by publicly releasing copies of medical diagnoses.
On the afternoon of the 13th of October, the members of Fifty Fifty created a separate Instagram account and claimed that despite their deteriorating health, their agency had pressured them to lose weight without proper health management.
The members said, “How much more pain do we have to endure to receive proper management? Even when we couldn’t bear the pain and called an ambulance alone barefoot in the early morning, there was no guardian by our side. We relied on and supported each other, going back and forth to the emergency room.”
They also mentioned that the songs “Lovin’ Me”, “Tell Me”, “Higher”, and “Log-in” were completed by members who had experienced multiple panic attacks, fainted on the street, and regained consciousness with an oxygen respirator.
Furthermore, they claimed that the member who suffers from chronic inflammation participated in the song “Cupid” while enduring pain by taking painkillers until dawn, even delaying surgery.
The members attached copies of their medical diagnoses and publicly disclosed specific health issues and conditions they had been experiencing since their trainee days.
Member Saena revealed that she experienced severe hair loss due to extreme dieting and internal environmental stress and that she does not have a normal menstrual cycle without medication. She also stated, “There were times when I experienced binge-eating and starvation, and my weight dropped to 39kg [85.98 pounds].”
According to Sio, a member of the group Fifty Fifty, she started experiencing uncontrollable body tremors and headaches in July 2022, before her debut. She also mentioned frequent blackouts that occurred regardless of time and place, leading her to seek psychiatric help. She was diagnosed with severe panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. Sio claimed that the company took no action and provided no support.
Another member, Aran, revealed that she was advised to undergo surgery for acute cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder), but had to postpone it due to comeback schedules. She endured months of pain with the help of painkillers and spent sleepless nights. Aran also stated that she wasn’t even allowed to lose weight while being ill, and the pressure to lose weight led her to extreme fasting for days at a time.
Fifty Fifty, known for their hit song “Cupid,” is currently on hiatus due to a contractual dispute with their agency, Attrakt. The members filed for an injunction to suspend the exclusive contract, but the court rejected their request in August. However, the members remain determined not to return to Attrakt, leading to ongoing legal disputes.
Attrakt has not yet addressed the new claims made by the members!