2020 has been filled with crazy K-Pop stories, and some idols this year have made some shocking and sad reveals. Here’s a list of 5 surprising confessions made by K-Pop idols this year that will break your heart.
1. Sally revealing what happened with gugudan
During an interview with a Chinese media outlet, Sally revealed that Jellyfish Entertainment (gugudan’s agency) kicked her out of the dorm and told her to never return.
At the beginning of 2019, my agency told me to go back home. When I asked them when I should come back, they told me there was no need to come back.
Sally also revealed that the other members were told to pack up their things and leave their dorm. While some of the members tried to resist, they were ultimately unsuccessful.
2. Former AOA member Mina revealing that Jimin bullied her
Former AOA member Mina made multiple posts on her Instagram detailing how Jimin bullied her during her time in AOA and that she attempted to take her own life.
Thinking about that, I can’t ever forget those words. Other bullying instances? Other curses? It’s okay, but I was hurt. We got into the same car, but later, I had to take tranquilizers and sleeping pills just so I could put myself to sleep, so I could do my schedules properly. It felt like things were just getting worse and worse, and because of that unnie, I even attempted to take my own life.
Go ahead and say it’s fiction. Unnie will receive punishment for it, don’t be like this. There are witnesses and evidence.
3. Oh My Girl confessing that they almost disbanded in 2017
While Oh My Girl is currently enjoying great success, they revealed that they almost disbanded in 2017. In an interview with Marie Claire, members Seunghee and Binnie revealed that they were told in 2017 that they would disband if the album they were preparing for at the time didn’t do well.
They said Oh My Girl would disband if the album we were preparing at the time didn’t do well.
— Seunghee and Binnie
Thankfully, the album they released performed well, and the group’s popularity has only soared throughout the years.
4. Former U-KISS member Alexander revealing why he “left” the group in 2011
Former U-KISS member Alexander recently revealed why he “left” the group during an interview with YouTube channel JAYKEEOUT x VWVB. He revealed that one day, his agency suggested that he should leave the group.
We were doing a lot of overseas events, and I was helping with that. I even taught them how to use Twitter and with promoting our stuff. But then they came to me and said, ‘We’re thinking of swapping out some members. How about you join the overseas team instead?’ I knew they were just trying to kick me out.
Not only that, but an employee at the agency even tried to give Alexander a reason why he should leave the group.
An employee told me, ‘Think about it, Alexander. Where do you think you rank in terms of popularity in Korea? You’re not popular.’ I was young at the time, so I just agreed.
Alexander ended up leaving U-KISS and the agency on good terms, but the agency lied to the public about the reason why he left.
The agency stated that I left the group because I wanted to go back to school.
5. Former Yellow Bee member Ari revealing how their company treated them
Earlier this year, Addiction Entertainment (Yellow Bee’s agency) announced that Yellow Bee was disbanding due to a member having a “rather slutty lifestyle“. When this got announced, netizens were quite confused.
But with member B carrying on her rather slutty lifestyle, plus the other members being unable to come to an agreement, we’ve decided that the group cannot stay together.
— Addiction Entertainment
Not long after, former Yellow Bee member Ari made a post on her Instagram refuting the claims made by Addiction Entertainment. Ari stated that no member of the group had a “rather slutty lifestyle” and that it was actually some of the people at the agency who sexually harassed the members.
It wasn’t the member who was promiscuous, but rather the agency.
There were acts of sexual assault by an employee and manager of the agency.
And that employee even dragged a member away to a practice room and tried to engage in sexual relations, and on top of that, everybody was there when it happened, but it was only the members who tried to stop her from getting dragged away.
They also told us to call them ‘oppa’ and touched our thighs, and a former manager even said, ‘Let’s go to a motel so I can give you a baby’ and ‘But it’s up to you to find the father.’