The recent situation of Kim Ga-ram, who was recently kicked out of LE SSERAFIM due to her school violence scandal, has been reported.
On July 1st, a photo spread through various online communities under the title “Kim Ga-ram’s recent situation”. It’s a picture of a desk full of swear words with Kim Ga-ram’s name written on it.
The photo is believed to have been taken by a student who goes to the same high school as Kim Ga-ram. However, the authenticity of the photo has not been confirmed.
If what happened in the picture is true, Kim Ga-ram seems to be suffering from verbal abuse or school bullying.
Netizens who saw this picture poured out various responses. While some people said “She deserves it”, the majority criticized it as wrong behavior.
Taking revenge on a school bullying perpetrator using a similar way is not appropriate at all, and there is no excuse for violence. A netizen worriedly said, “She’d better quit school and take the GED exam instead.”
Earlier, HYBE and LE SSERAFIM’s agency Source Music announced the termination of their exclusive contract with Kim Ga-ram on the 20th of last month. The public interpreted this situation as the agency, which denied all allegations related to Kim Ga-ram at first, has virtually admitted to the claims and rumors of Kim Ga-ram being a school bullying perpetrator.
Kim Ga-ram’s school violence controversy arose even before LE SSERAFIM debuted on May 2nd. Saying that the claims were not true, HYBE even issued a warning and announcement of taking legal action. However, as suspicions continued to be raised and spread, Kim Ga-ram had to suspend all activities 18 days after her debut and was eventually withdrawn from the team two months later.
LE SSERAFIM begins to work with the five-member system from then on. HYBE said, “We will do our best to support LE SSERAFIM to continue growing as true artists.”