A YouTuber 'LilMarvel' (channel) has gone under fire for his mistreatment of Rainbow's Seung Ah. During a recent video, LilMarvel uploaded a video titled 'Asking out a girl group member after throwing water at her and then telling her that you gave water to a flower'. He emphasized in the description that it was '100% real (aka not staged)'. Seung Ah happened to be the unfortunate girl group member he targeted.
Seung Ah, as a new reporter for a TVChosun's program, had come to interview a YouTuber blogger. Her original intent was to interview the YouTuber - not to appear on LilMarvel's channel. There are only speculations why she agreed to appear in a video (perhaps as courtesy as she was also interviewing him), but what is clear is that she had no idea that she was going to get water thrown in her face.
Seung Ah, shocked at the sudden water, had to actually go off camera to fix her clothes, hair, and makeup again. When she came back, he asked her if she had a boyfriend while she was still flustered and trying to wipe down the water.
Both fans and regular viewers were furious at the mistreatment, especially because LilMarvel himself emphasized that it was not staged, and demanded feedback from LilMarvel. Viewers demanded to know if that was proper etiquette for a YouTuber during an interview and if it was all right to consider the video 'funny', but so far all he has done is delete the video.
Originally, there was an 'explanation' video that was posted in his own defense. In the video, he emphasized again that it was 100% real, but that he had already received permission from the PD, staff, and Seung Ah's manager. He claimed that it was obvious he could not ask Seung Ah for permission beforehand because it was supposed to be hidden camera, and that everything had ended up well and that was why he uploaded the video.
He also claimed that originally, the PD had told him to use a cheesy line, but they decided it was too weak and told him to splash water on her face instead, so he was just listening to what the PD was telling him to do, and that he apologized to her after the video was over. However, because of his apparently arrogant tone in the video, as well as criticism that he had still not gotten her permission and that he was just pushing responsibility onto other people, he has also deleted the explanation video. Another issue came up because even though he had chances to apologize to her during the video, he did not.
He has ended the video telling people to comment on the explanation video, on Facebook, or Instagram if they wanted further explanation in a timely fashion. However, viewers who have contacted him have not gotten any response back.
As stated, the video has been deleted from the channel, but you can see caps courtesy of @Rb_CMYoon
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