Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Why did they confirmed the rumor all of a sudden? What did the girl say on her Twitter? How about the company’s statement? All that here!
See, I can recommend a PR person for Woollim is they need one because if they had just confirmed that they were dating then this wouldn’t even matter. Sorry for jumping in like that, but this could have been avoided if they had told the freaking truth. Why are they confirming it now? Well, the girl took to her Twitter and made it public because of the amount of hate she’s receiving from Inspirits. Here’s what she said:
“After the dating rumors, I did not explain myself due to Woollim’s request, but now it has come to this point because I can no longer keep silent with the amount of physical and mental damage I have received. I will be filing lawsuits against hate comments.”
Full Statement from her (or her lawyer?):
“I couldn’t sit around any longer watching the damage so I kept patient and patient and belatedly uploaded a post. Starting from when the dating scandal came out up until now, his agency asked me to stay quiet for Myung Soo’s sake so I kept silent. I thought that was best for him and that I would be able to hold it in well. After the incident, fans would throw rocks at me on my way home from work and scratch up my car, and even when there were happenings like that, I didn’t press charges. I would come home and lie to my parents that my face is puffy because I accidentally bumped into something to assure them. I waited for things to become quiet but they became more violent and threw trash in front of my agency headquarters. The level of their actions became gradually worse as they disrupted the sales of our shopping mall by buying in bulk and then returning everything. In the end, my parents who have been sick recently fainted and were admitted into the hospital and said that it was very sad to see their daughter, who they raised and event sent overseas for study, hurt because of this. Upon seeing my mother crying, although it’s late, to protect one person, I think I wasn’t able to protect the ones I love and myself so I plan to reveal everything. Although we can be criticized for dating so freely and not recognizing the characteristic of the other person’s career, I do not think that I have done wrong to the point that I’m cursed at and threatened to be killed, and all my information is revealed on the internet, and even end up causing harm to someone else just because they have the same name as me on their graduation photo.”
Threaten to kill her? K-Inspirits or antis, I need you to stop. I can see why she posted this, but I feel as if she should have taken legal actions the moment the threats started to happen. I cannot completely sympathize with her because she must have known of the backlash when dating L, but to go as far to threatening a person? You have to understand why idols date on the down low, and by the way fans are acting, I would have to agree to this method. No matter how much I hate it, but dating privately is protecting the idol and the lover.
I think this could have been avoided if Woollim spoke up and admitted that they were dating. With that statement, I believe some fans would have been supportive instead of calling her names for being an attention whore. That’s what I think, but it’s too late now because people have already threaten to kill her. I cannot stress that part enough because her life was (is) at stake for keeping her mouth shut. Her life. I don’t know what they could possibly say to make up for what they did, but here you guys go:
“Hello, this is Woollim Entertainment.
We are here to tell you about the matter of the dating rumors back in September between Miss Kim and INFINITE member L. When the rumors were reported back in September, the two had been seeing each other for 4 months. At the time, L wanted to admit to the relationship. However, as an agency who wants to protect its artist, we weren’t able to truthfully admit to it. We sincerely apologize. After the reports in September, due to the public’s interest and the group’s world tour schedule, the two haven’t met once since then and from what we know, they’ve grown apart.We do not want Miss Kim and L as well as fans to receive any more pain from this. We, as the agency, will do our best to mediate between the parties.We once again apologize for not telling the truth to all the fans who love INFINITE, and all the media reps.”
No, they’ve grown apart because the fans threatening and talking bad about her. They could have made it work because Infinite is a busy idol group that’s not new, so I believe they could have made it work despite the world tour. I just don’t think she could have handle being L’s girlfriend (clearly). Like I said the company is at fault here because L wanted to tell his fans that he was dating, but the company wouldn’t listen. Protection of their artist? I bet you he’s mad at his fans for being rude to his then girlfriend and I know for sure he’ll be dating privately in the future to avoid this nonsense again. I’m done because no matter what there will be more stories like this in the future and that will not change unless the fans and companies change themselves.