Some netizens asked Soojin to leave the group and retire after this serious incident!
After Soojin ((G) I-DLE) was accused of bullying her middle school classmates, Cube Entertainment quickly denied it, and Soojin herself explained the incident with a very long post this morning. But even after those explanations, the incident seems to be getting more and more troublesome, especially when one of the people suspected of being her victim is a celebrity.
Seo Shin Ae, the actress who appeared in the series “Highkick”, posted a mysterious status on Instagram Story after Soojin’s scandal broke out. Seo Shin Ae went to the same middle school as Soojin, and in the past, she also revealed herself being bullied when she was at school. All this information makes Korean netizens raise the question of whether Seo Shin Ae was a victim of Soojin.
Although Seo Shin Ae never mentioned Soojin’s name in her post, the member of (G) I-DLE claimed she didn’t know and had never talked to the actress. Meanwhile, Soojin’s fans flooded into Seo Shin Ae’s Instagram and left a series of malicious comments, even asking the actress to apologize to their idol.
Seo Shin Ae fired back a few hours later, by posting the song “Therefore I Am” by Billie Eilish on her Instagram story. Although Seo Shin Ae did not attach any captions, netizens believe that the lyrics of this song itself seemingly respond to the situation at hand.
“I’m not your friend, or anything, damn. You think that you’re the man. Stop, what the hell are you talking about? Get my pretty name out of your mouth. We are not the same with or without. Don’t talk about me like you might know how I feel. Top of the world, but your world isn’t real. Your world’s an ideal. So go have fun. I really couldn’t care less. And you can give ’em my best, but just know. […] I don’t want press to put your name next to mine. We’re on different lines, so I wanna be nice enough, they don’t call my bluff. ‘Cause I hate to find articles. Rather you remain unremarkable. Got a lot of interviews. When they say your name, I just act confused” – “Therefore I Am” lyrics.
Most Korean netizens believe this is a clever response by Seo Shin Ae to Soojin’s earlier statement, when (G) I-DLE member (G) I-DLE directly mentioned Seo Shin Ae’s name even though the actress never mentioned Soojin directly before that. On Korean online forums, the majority of opinions are on Seo Shin Ae’s side and angrily criticized Soojin and Cube Entertainment for the way they handled this situation. Many people even asked Soojin to leave (G) I-DLE after a serious incident that negatively affected her and the group’s image
– “We have to protect Shin Ae. Shin Ae did nothing wrong. Soojin bullied Shin Ae ㅜㅜ”
– “Seo Soojin quickly leave the group ~”
– “Soojin ah, where’s your conscience? Shin Ae never mentioned your name directly, but you mentioned her in your post. Shin Ae’s reaction is completely reasonable. Shin Ae, fighting “
– “Seo Shin Ae’s response is really smar… Meanwhile, Soojin’s explanation is too stupid …. Basically, these two are not on the same level.”
– “Shin Ae-ah, don’t get hurt ㅠㅠㅠ It’s heartbreaking”
– “The lyrics are excellent… Shin Ae fighting !!!”
Meanwhile, Seo Shin Ae’s agency said they are currently “verifying the truth” with the actress. Up to this point, Cube Entertainment has yet to give any other statement.