Brave Girls’ Yujeong talked about her past experience of being hurt by body shaming comments.
On the May 14th broadcast of KBS’s “Diet”, Brave Girls’ Yujeong revealed she suffered from malicious comments on her weight.
Yujeong said while recalling Brave Girls’ overnight success, “We were scared of receiving zero attention. Until then, no matter what we did, no one knew about us except our company, families, and CEO. So we were set for disbandment, but then we blew up. At first, it felt ‘fresh’ because we suddenly gained so much attention, but it only lasted two to three months.”
Yujeong went on to shock everyone as she continued, “People called us ‘Pig Girls’ when we were promoting. I even received death threats in my DMs. When I went to a music show, someone sent me a message saying, ‘I’m going to kill you, sounds like a lie, right? Do you think I can’t kill you?’.”
She added, “I kept getting calls from that person and eventually told the CEO. At our CEO’s discretion, we were accompanied by bodyguards for about two weeks. But then that person texted me, saying, ‘What are you doing going round with a bodyguard?'”
Brave Girls’ Yujeong is appearing in “Diet”, a program in which celebrities who are tired of dieting work together for a healthy diet. According to her profile, Yujeong is known to be 163 cm and 53 kg, which is a nice height to weight ratio. Therefore, questions were raised about the reason for her appearance. However, through the show, Yujeong opened up about the difficulties in dieting that she endured, making many viewers feel sorry for her.
“Diet” airs every Saturday at 10:30 pm KST.