As we know, K-Pop groups have to deal with a lot of heartbreaking situations. They should deal with their companies, obsessed fans, anti-fans, and also with other members.
But did you know, there have been some stories in K-Pop that broke the heart of many people that you should know?
And here are 3 of the most heartbreaking stories seen in K-Pop.
- An unknown male group getting starved and harassed by their company
The first story comes from an unknown 5 member male K-Pop group who ran into many heartbreaking situations due to their company.
It was reported that this group’s company failed to provide the group with any necessities, such as a manager, method of transportation, a practice room, and more.
The company also reportedly failed to provide them with things like food and telling the members that they won’t die just because you miss a meal.
But, when a staff member told the company that the members needed food, the company fired the staff member.
The group also had no security guards, which led to the members getting sexually harassed at events. And the CEO of the company also reportedly threatened and insulted the members frequently.
- Former S#arp member Lee Jihye getting bullied by Seo Jiyoung
The second stories come from S#arp.
S#arp was a K-Pop group formed by Seo Jiyoung’s family, who reportedly was one of the wealthiest families in the industry at the time.
However, Seo Jiyoung and her family were unhappy when Lee Jihye was added to the group and Seo Jiyoung constantly bullied Lee Jihye.
The group ultimately disbanded in 2002. However, when the group disbanded, Seo Jiyoung tried to pay off their manager to lie about the bullying. But the manager refused Seo Jiyoung’s offer and publicly revealed the abuse Lee Jihye went through.
- The East Light members getting abused by their company
The last story happened in 2018. At that time, the former of The East Light member, Lee Seokcheol, revealed that the members were victims of assault and abuse by their company (Media Line Entertainment).
He shared that the members got constantly beaten by their CEO and producer.
Lee Seokcheol also revealed that the members got beaten for various reasons, such as making mistakes during practices, and that they would get beaten with various objects, such as baseball bats.