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Hyung Eun departs BULLDOK + agency apologizes for her comments about BTS' V

By elliefilet   Thursday, May 18, 2017   146,731   9,868   0
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Hyung Eun of BULLDOK is confirmed to have withdrawn from the girl group.

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It looks like the rumors of Hyung Eun leaving BULLDOK following the controversy surrounding her statements about BTS' V were true as the group's agency KCONIC Entertainment has confirmed her leave. The agency posted to Instagram on May 18 that Hyung Eun had actually left the group this past April 20 due to health issues, and she had stopped promoting with BULLDOK in late March.

KCONIC posted, "Hyung Eun's health is the most important, and though we expected her health to improve, her diagnosis said her recovery would take an extended period of time. After a long discussion with Hyung Eun, we accepted her request to withdraw." The agency also confirmed BULLDOK would continue as a 4-member group, and Hyung Eun planned to take her own career path after her health improves.

The label further apologized for Hyung Eun's comments about BTS member V and the surrounding controversy, stating, "After Hyung Eun's withdrawal was confirmed this past April, an issue the agency was not aware of arose. Though it occurred after her withdrawal, we sincerely apologize to the BTS fans and other associated people who were hurt by our previous labelmate Hyung Eun's careless words."

As previously reported, Hyung Eun has been under fire for her rudely talking about the group BTS without using honorifics and suggesting V had athlete's foot.
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yelloworange223 Friday, May 19, 2017

too much punishment for a simple mistake...

i_belong_to_yg Friday, May 19, 2017

hair flip!!..... this should be a big lesson (and a slap on the face) for some people here on AKP who were blaming Armies for her departure from the group..... truth speaks for itself.

13AshleySJ Thursday, May 18, 2017

What did she say about V?

OGTrashKan 13AshleySJ Friday, May 19, 2017

That it seemed like he had Athletes Foot. Tbh it was pretty stupid...

LveKimTae 13AshleySJ Friday, May 19, 2017

she didn't address V as her senior properly by the honorific term and her friend made things worse by commenting unnecessary stuff abt the his foot

RAS33 Thursday, May 18, 2017

People think K-army got her kicked out of the group but probably don't even know the group. First, she was already taking leave due to her health and second not using honorifics is basically like cursing at your boss

clarissaxd RAS33 Thursday, May 18, 2017

SAY IT LOUDER! some people in the last article didnt even read it.

bangeryun94 RAS33 Friday, May 19, 2017

Like cursing to your boss.

baymax15 Thursday, May 18, 2017

I remember when got7 guest on weekly idol and they did quote quizzes for non-korean members, theres one question that asked "up & down" which the answer is "water". Jinyoung then explained the meaning which he said "in korea, theres up and down even when drinking plain water". I mean yes, that is just how significant honorifics is in their culture

ahgase88 baymax15 Friday, May 19, 2017

my boy so smart hehe ~

kyunyan Thursday, May 18, 2017

And she was the one who stood out the most in Bulldok, what's going to be for this group now?

Deeaunka Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cypher part 5 please, and can taehyung be featured too!!!!😆

OGTrashKan Deeaunka Friday, May 19, 2017

Lol! That's what I said! Tae's finally been "dissed" (if you can call it that) by a hater. Plus it would make his dream come true! #CypherPt5FtTae

i_belong_to_yg Deeaunka Friday, May 19, 2017

TaTae should appear wearing golden slippers.

Deeaunka i_belong_to_yg Friday, May 19, 2017

Lol that would be funny I can imagine

Deeaunka OGTrashKan Friday, May 19, 2017

#CypherPt5FtTae

OGTrashKan Deeaunka Friday, May 19, 2017

Everybody, please get this trending!!!

Maggie Thursday, May 18, 2017

applause for ARMY. Real class act.

bangeryun94 Maggie Friday, May 19, 2017

You're quite welcome. Considering who we were asking to acquire some manners.

balladlover Thursday, May 18, 2017

If a rookie idol forgot honorifics when mentioning any senior idol, the fans would demand an apology regardless of who it is or what the situation is.

karakamilia balladlover Thursday, May 18, 2017

BTS aren't considered Senior idols lol.

gonecrazy97liner karakamilia Thursday, May 18, 2017

They are considered as seniors to the rookies. Rookie idols not respecting those who have been in the industry longer than them is considered to be incredibly disrespectful in Korean culture. Just stating facts.

LveKimTae karakamilia Thursday, May 18, 2017

Yes they r- Bulldok just debuted last yr and BTS 3/4 yrs ago

Youtoosalty karakamilia Thursday, May 18, 2017

I dont think you understand how sunbae and hoobae works. Look it up because you sound.... not informed(thats me trying to be nice)

bangeryun94 karakamilia Friday, May 19, 2017

Really? Says who?

balladlover Thursday, May 18, 2017

Here's the thing the K-ARMYS were mad about the honorifics thing. Honorifics is a huge thing in Korea and even if they weren't idols, the fact that you don't use honorifics would still be shunned in the lives of ordinary people. Let's say that if it was an even larger group than BTS things would have gotten more complicated than they already are. As for the athlete's foot, regardless of whether it was her or her friend or someone behind the scenes that said it, it pissed off international fans or any fans because you can't go around assuming the reason he wore them was to hide fungus. That's like assuming a person has lice because he constantly wears hats. Regardless, it's not right to say something like that in general about people. Hyung-eun was already planning on withdrawing even before the incident even the company said so, but this incident had to come into light which makes things even more complicated. She's not leaving because people are demanding for an apology. Several fans have demanded other idols for apologies before, so this isn't new and she's not leaving because they're demanding one and netizens are criticizing her for lack of honorifics. And the thing is any word or words can be your downfall. Even if you don't say it but someone who's associated with you says it (unintentionally), it still comes back to bite you.

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