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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF Thursday, October 18, 2018

The East Light's leader Lee Suk Chul gives full testimony regarding their producer's violence & abuse


On October 19 at 11 AM KST, The East Light's leader Lee Suk Chul appeared in front of the press with his legal representative, and gave a full testimony regarding the violence and abuse that he and his band members suffered.



Lee Suk Chul said, "From 2015 through 2017, I was habitually hit by Yoon Young Il PD with a baseball bat. I was constantly told that if I told my parents, he would kill me. My younger brother [and band member] Lee Seung Hyun was beaten while locked up in a studio on the 5th floor. Fellow member Lee Eun Sung bled many times after being beaten with a bat. The label's chief director Kim Chang Hwan did not prevent these actions, but only commented, 'Go easy'. Director Lee Jung Hyun made us go on broadcasts with our wounds untreated. My younger brother and bassist Lee Seung Hyun is currently receiving psychiatric treatment after developing trauma from these experiences."


Lee Suk Chul added in tears, "Even now, it is difficult as I was threatened with the lives of the other members on the line. I was abused with guitar cables around my neck, getting choked to the point of bruising and scarring if I made mistakes. My parents saw my scars, but I wasn't able to consult them due to the threats."


[Additional testimony from the press conference] "We are people who stand on stage and appear in front of the public. So we thought that it would be wrong to show our scars from the violence and abuse. Just like that, we continued to be beaten in our waiting rooms, and my brother Seung Hyun once had his own food thrown in his face. Even so, we vowed to ourselves to show the public our smiles. We came to these decisions on our own, just us members. Behind the scenes, we were always victims. When I think about how we smiled on stage, it still hurts me and upsets me."


Lee Suk Chul wrapped up his testimony with, "As the leader of The East Light as well as a K-Pop singer, I could not sit and watch any longer, and I decided to attend this press conference today in the hopes that abuse and assault of minors in the K-Pop scene will disappear from here on."


Additionally, Lee Suk Chul addressed his plans to take legal actions against the Media Line Entertainment PD and executives. "Our members as well as our parents asked the label to take preventative measures. The label promised that there would be no more contact [between the band and the PD], but one month later, the the same actions were repeated. I'm not sure how to address the legal action portion currently, as it is difficult for me to give a statement regarding the other members. However, in the case that I must participate in legal investigations, I will do my best." Lee Suk Chul's lawyer then stepped forward to reveal, "Currently, Lee Suk Chul and [younger brother] Lee Seung Hyun are preparing to take legal action against the company. Their parents have been preparing for it for over two weeks. Because the other members are still minors, we are taking precautions in discussing this matter with them."


Yesterday, Media Line Entertainment issued a statement claiming that this matter was resolved between the band and the company; however, it seems the band members are still in disagreement with the label.

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Kpopistheonlypop Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

What a brave kid honestly the courage it takes not only to come forward but to hold a press conference detailing the abuse you and your members have gone through takes strength. I hope every single person who took part in their abuse serves jail time and the company itself is forced to pay for the damages.

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Spread__love Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
Thursday, October 18, 2018

This is just so sick. How could they do this. And the people who knew but didn't do anything are also equally responsible. I hope they pay for this. And The East Light finds a better company and be happy. I am really glad he revealed this and stood up against it

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fadedcolors Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Do people even bother reading the whole article? He said they were THREATENED if they told their parents. They are young, how do you expect them to defend themselves? They're up against adults and their company.

I feel so bad for them. They looked so bright and cheery every time they were on stage. But it was all to follow orders and hide their pain. They need justice immediately.

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Koralee87 Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

The CEO is ultimately the one responsible and should be punished as much as that PD.

But wow, so many people would have to be a party to this...would have an inkling something was wrong. The managers, even the makeup artists and coaches. And none spoke up.

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way0leto Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

where are the netizens who are great with hate and insult? please insult the director, chief director and the PD. these are the person that u guys should demand punishment, apologies etc. take them down. protect these boys.

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melalabanana Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Poor kids. I applaud him for being brave today. I'm glad he decided to save the K-POP Industry with their own bad experience. It's not just the K-Entertainment that needs to wake up from what happen to the band but also the K-Netizens too. Some K-Netz are also a bully. They also give mental abuse to K-Idols. I hope it stop. GOD please save them all.

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teleri Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

This is child abuse, pure and simple. The perpetrators, and those in charge who knew about it, need to go to jail.

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XXXTAEKOOKIEXXX Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

These people were MY AGE when they were being abused. Just because you're older doesn't mean you can do whatever you want to a child. SICK FUCKS

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BeckywithDgdhat Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

WOW, sad to say but I wonder how much of this goes on behind the scenes and no one talks about it. seeing as korea is a very hieararchal society no doubt it's hard to actually speak up about it if you're at the bottom of the ranking system. wow, I feel very sorry for them.

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shakesmilk Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

This is terrible. Poor kids. Abuse in the industry, isn't at all surprising. It's so messed up. Beat them to do better, is such a messed up thing to teach them. These people are monsters and money hungry that they do shit like this to "make them better artists". In what way? I'm glad they spoke up, someone needs to at some point. It's better to say things now before the PD does something way worse.

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lacreme Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

The agency's officials should be jailed

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gonfreecss Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

This is disgusting and so sad. They're just children, and the effect of this abuse on their minds will last. That PD, CEO, and anyone else involved better get jail time.

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gizzo507 Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

This is beyond horrendous! Thank god this young man was brave to come out and arrange a press conference to talk about the abuse him and his bandmates go through. My heart really hurts for them, N I really want to help them. I hope everybody listens to him please! This is the reality of small idol companies and the complete pressure to become a kpop star. The producer, CEO and the director should get what they deserve!


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lume90 Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Abuse and death threats, and yet it's sickening that they think they can get away with it...well I hope they don't and get sentenced.

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KpopDani Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

This is absolutely disgusting. I'm not a massive fan but I quite like some songs by The East Light. I've always found them to be quite talented for their age. To think that they suffered this and still performed to the high degree that they do is quite amazing. I hope that the PD gets sent to prison for a long time!!!!

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treehouse999 Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
Thursday, October 18, 2018

I hope this will bring out the courage from those who are suffering from the abuse in the K-Pop world. Respect them. I hope the Eastlight will go through all these downs. They will stand strong and on their feet again. Fight against those criminals. The world will support you!

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lyn_june Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Save the kids omg what a cruel industry

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GramStan Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
Thursday, October 18, 2018

The fact that the head of the company knew what was happening and did nothing... All the company executives involved in this deserve to rot.

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kpoplover308 Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

I remember Jay Park saying how certain trainees would get hit if they did something wrong. "The culture in itself was kinda like when you get certain lyrics or you get certain dance move wrong, they would like literally hit you. That's kinda like the Korean way you know. It's not like that now. Much better now but back then there were like, 'You motha f*ck'.. (laugh) but they wouldn't do that to me because I was good at dancing. But I would see this dude next to me, he would be getting some sh*t wrong and get his ass whooped." - Jay Park

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Fan_from_India Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

This is downright brutal

How can anyone do this to a fellow human being ? Artists are the ones who are helping the agency flourish. Being treated inhumanely is not acceptable

Dont Artists have any rights? Is this written in the contract that they can be beaten black and blue? How come family members are not allowed to file a case?

Young people facing such hooliganism from those old enough to be their parents. This makes my blood boil. If they want to mess with someone then pick someone of their own size....not kids who can be bullied and shut easily

Imagine the mental and physical torture they go through? It will take years of therapy inspite of which they may not be able to lead a normal life. What if they dont make it big? They dont have any Plan "B" to fall back to. They are'nt highly educated nor do they have any other qualification to make a living.

Idol life is not easy and on top of it...."We people" make their lives a mess by taunting/ridiculing them for their looks, lack of singing talent etc., etc.,

I really hate fanwars.....sitting behind a device and writing rubbish is very easy. The reality is what Lee Suk Chuk is saying. Atleast let us be considerate towards the artists and help them heal


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Glittergir Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

i know they dont treat their artist the best in many kpop companies in korea but putting their hands on them let alone beating them is way to far

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lu1012 Friday, October 19, 2018 0
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Fan_from_India Friday, October 19, 2018 2
Friday, October 19, 2018

Okay is there anything we all can do? Petitions and all are fine. But can we act on this?

How do I contribute from my side? I feel responsible for these kids. Is there anything that we can do?

Why dont all the Singers/Idols/Celebrities say something? They have to come together during such time where young kids are being tortured

If the Idols have been treated similarly during their training period doesnt mean their juniors should also be treated this way.

The senior singers/idols should raise their voice against this

Right to Speak section - is this human right not followed across all the countries?

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lu1012 Friday, October 19, 2018 1
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Fan_from_India Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

I have done this. BTS India Army had sent this link which we all signed.

We need to support them other ways too. Hence was checking. Thanks by the way

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kpopfangirl99 Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

That’s just messed up. This is child abuse at its’ finest. I hope that idiot producer, the CEO and everyone else who knew about it but didn’t do anything get sent to jail.

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NeoSynthesis Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

I feel so sick... I feel guilty knowing how much they suffered while spreading happiness to others. I can't imagine how much cruelty and abuse they suffered... My heart hurts for these children and for their parents who probably feel like their world is being crushed. I really hope that people take a stand and defend these children from the exploitation and abuse that takes place in the music industry. This is so sad, I can't help but tear up.

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zxxn Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
Thursday, October 18, 2018

They're still young. Please protect them.

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taemkitten Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
Thursday, October 18, 2018

This is just plain horrific. It's unfortunate that many are aware it's not all glitz and glamor behind the scenes in the entertainment industry (of any country), but this is absolutely reprehensible.

I hope the band members are able to continue seeking help externally since clearly internally nobody would step forward. Will be eagerly awaiting word on how this saga continues.

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walkertexasrange Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
Thursday, October 18, 2018

"I was abused with guitar cables around my neck, getting choked to the point of bruising and scarring if I made mistakes. My parents saw my scars, but I wasn't able to consult them due to the threats."

That's F*ing crazy...

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MinaSaysMoo Friday, October 19, 2018 3
Friday, October 19, 2018

Is this the result when gangsters get into the music industry, or is this company giving gangsters a bad name? These kids experienced sustained physical and psychological abuse and their responses are typical reactions to trauma. How a company can treat any of their employees like this is astonishing.

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Impala Friday, October 19, 2018 2
Friday, October 19, 2018

this guy actually has some reputation in the business cos he's behind other successful groups. he's not a gangster, he's a monumental piece of sh*t.

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johnny AKP STAFF Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

the majority of the entertainment labels in the early days were controlled or had a lot of affiliation with gangsters. Its only recently after the labels made a lot of money and went public that they started to clean up their image and the employees

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takeheart_bts Saturday, October 20, 2018 0
Saturday, October 20, 2018

god it must've been horrible to be in a girl group back in the days

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riae158 Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

I saw them perform at Music Bank back in June. They were happily skipping and jumping around stage and their group of fans in the audience seemed to be having fun right along with them. It's sad and scary to now know that even though they looked so happy on stage, they were enduring so much trauma behind it. I hope their producer is brought to justice and that these boys can heal in the coming days from all that they've endured.

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riae158 Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

And yes, I did already know that the kpop industry as a whole is not as bright and happy as it appears on stage/on screen. This is just another reminder of this unfortunate fact.

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myma Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

This is just horrible. I hope the courts prosecute this child abuse thoroughly.

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9AF Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

So when does this kind of treatment cross the line from abuse to torture?

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Friendlyquark Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

The minute you hit a child and make them fear you, it's torture. Living in fear and pain is torture. Abuse and torture are pretty much the same things.

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taichou_san Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

no wonder lots of kpop idols wanna debut in famous and big company tho since they know big company wont do this kind of freaking cruel move...gosh those kids just wanna sing and make a living why treat them like this...its kinda sad because we kpop fans seeing them in broadcast full of smile and stuff but the reality is freaking scary...and yet again we have freaking stupid haters that ALWAYS AND LOVE leave harsh and nasty comment to kpop idols...

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My_baby_Stars Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
Thursday, October 18, 2018

This situation is so sick and I hope everyone responsible, as well those who did nothing even though they knew, go to jail for a very long time.

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Leaanna1984 Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

I hope they get justice and I hope that a law is released to protect trainies and kpop idols from abuse in the future. This needs to stop. Fire the people running this company. send the abusers to jail.

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danilove3709 Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

This is such bullshit. I hope these boys atleast get the justice they deserve.

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dooda Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

I am so mad this is too much for those babies

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hohliu Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

It is a well known fact that more then half of Entertainment industry are run by many Triad groups in SK , Japan and India etc. So such behaviour and worse happens often. Especially the olden days. I am glad he will speak up whilst under duress. Such thuggish abuse and practise needs to be removed!!

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crowboy Friday, October 19, 2018 2
Friday, October 19, 2018

I really love this group because they're so talented and hardworking. They're very young and from the very beginning I couldn't help but feel in awe at how dedicated they were to music and how that translated so obviously into their performances... it still is amazing.


I hope the boys recover well and, if they choose to, find a safe environment to continue as a band. The people who made the environment in which they should've been safe and should've flourished become some sort of hell really deserve to be punished. To abuse anyone but particularly children... how could you bear it?


Please support the boys.

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Linlex Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Oh! Yes.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

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SusanLiu Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

This is absurd! Those poor boys, they don't deserve this kind of treatment. The band should leave this agency.

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lume90 Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

Could you please followup on this story as it comes. I hope this becomes a stern warning to people trying to abuse their power, in all companies no matter if it's a big or small company.

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I_sonyeo Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
Thursday, October 18, 2018

omg they're really young I can't believe that stupid PD would destroy these young talented boys. Hope they will be fine. Praying for their safety and happiness.


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amy_amiable Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
Thursday, October 18, 2018

oml my heart hurts for them, they’re just kids for heavens sake! Not that violence is ok for adults either... its just sad that people don’t even have the basic decency to treat others like humans

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Sehunicron Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
Thursday, October 18, 2018

This is ludicrous. I hope they get justice and that company gets shut down

When I first got into EXO I used to worry all the time that they would be mistreated, I would worry about Baekhyun all the time

Thankfully it seemed they were always treated ok

But I know many are not that lucky. Even being in a big 3 company doesn't mean you would be protected. I've heard enough ugly tales by now

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vteebby Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
Thursday, October 18, 2018

THIS IS BULLSHIT THEY ARE KIDS! MOST OF THE EAST LIGHT MEMBERS ARE IN THEIR EARLY TEENS! WTFFFF!! THOSE ABUSERS NEED TO ROT IN JAIL FOR THEIR REST OF THEIR LIVES!

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4ever_Pure Sunday, October 21, 2018 0
Sunday, October 21, 2018

I'm crying right now.. How disgusting of a human being and/or beings can you be to abuse children...to abuse anyone and then go on to send all kinds of death threats!!!! I signed the petition for this too!

👉https://www1.president.go.kr/petitions/411485

I am so apalled rn.. I am shaking. Poor things had went through years of trauma! I'm glad we have something now and in detail. We're gonna have his ass now!!!

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Deansamuel Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Heads up many articles on this site has had their comments deleted or just wiped. I think it's a automated function.

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Soulbrother Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

This is shocking but not a one off by any means. JinYoung Hong and Kim Jongkook both had horror stories from their training. A girl group (Possibly Peernine) a few years back were also tied up and tortured for three days in an attempt to sign to another producer which luckily failed and she went to jail apparently. But a baseball bat was involved in that incident also. There is a LOT of shit that goes on behind the scenes for these poor trainees..... All for the greed of some old c*nts.

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Deansamuel Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Yep. They are all doing solo activities right now

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ijijoow Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

honestly korea's seniority culture sickens me sometimes. people can do whatever they want to you just because they are older. hope it all works out for the boys!

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Sarah_mia (Banned) Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

I hope they got the justice they deserve. Poor kids

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prince_yanan Sunday, October 21, 2018 0
Sunday, October 21, 2018

No one can ever convince me otherwise that you sit here and watch this sweetheart cry over his memories and poor his heart out to protect his members first then himself that they deserve any mistreatment. These boys deserve the world for standing up against this issue, they are changing the world as we see it and I don't even think they know it.

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Rita2020 Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

This is beyond horrible. I hope the responsables for this go to jail,

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howmoist Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

I remember when their member Sagang looked incredibly malnourished (he was practically reduced to skin and bones) and we were so worried for his wellbeing. From then, I knew something was up, but I didn't know it was this bad. I really do adore these kids... and I feel so sad that they had to go through this. Adults are supposed to protect kids...

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federick Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

poor guys.

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borahae Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
Thursday, October 18, 2018

that is what happens when an insecure angry unhappy POS gets some power. that POS must go to jail because this is physical abuse and threat to the lives of multiple people. he needs to get at least a 10 year sentence and be locked up. just imagine what he does to his family if he has any, and I hope he does not.

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Wang_Sejung (Banned) Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Oh my god ! what mess ! How a company can do this to his trainees ! I can't even imagine what happening to young girls !

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Hwanghyunjinisac 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

I just reread this because I was trying to tell my friend that not labels were good and wanted to make sure that I had the facts right. It still shocks me that this happened. It really does make me sick that the Producer would do things like that. But I am proud that Suk Chul was able to stand up and admit what was going on. I’m glad that they don’t have to go through the abuse anymore

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dancingbella23 Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

He is so brave for coming forward. Thank you for being brave and showing us what it was like for you and the rest of the band members. I wish you all the best in whatever future holds for you. Stay strong!

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TrinityLane90 Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

Beating someone with a bat? Choking them with cables? Threatening to kill them? That's assault. If you did that to some stranger in the street you would be arrested and this shouldn't be treated any differently.

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BangtanVIP Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

this is so sad. The longer I know Kpop the worse of a view I get from it. I think its great what he does and really hope that there will be more regulation and laws regarding Kpop industry and especially the trainees which go trough so much stress just to debut. I totally accept hard work and dedication but not abuse or worse. I also think all Kpop stars or companies should have a psychologist to check their mental health! I did not hear even one Kpop star who said he or she did not suffer from anxiety, eating disorders etc. the list is so long and I don't think that's right. All those memories and experiences pile up. Since I also suffered from some really bad stress being a child I at least know that this does not go away but stays and can be poisonous for your mental health.

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shyloone Sunday, October 21, 2018 0
Sunday, October 21, 2018

and they aint the first an want be the last either thats the sad thing

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pink_oracle Saturday, October 20, 2018 0
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Feckin psycho!

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Sineya92 Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

I am not a religious person. Bit abusers must be devils 😐

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ikindalovekpop Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

This is so upsetting, I don't want to dislike this article because its bringing awareness but I don't want to like it either :(

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roliiiiiiiiiiiii Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

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roliiiiiiiiiiiii Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

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NineMusesMinha Thursday, October 18, 2018 1
Thursday, October 18, 2018

lmao stupid entertainment

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walkertexasrange Thursday, October 18, 2018 0
Thursday, October 18, 2018

That's show bizz baby!

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Emmlicold (Banned) Monday, October 22, 2018 0
Monday, October 22, 2018

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thealigirl8 Friday, October 19, 2018 2
Friday, October 19, 2018

"our parents asked the label to take preventative measures" I'm sorry, why were they not reported to the police right away?

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ijijoow Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

they were probably being threatened

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lume90 Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

My guess is they probably wanted to resolve the situation between themselves, but since people of power still continued to abuse their power I'm guessing, the kids probably finally have to the courage to say enough is enough and told their parents that nothing has changed.

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2fat Friday, October 19, 2018 6
Friday, October 19, 2018

Really? Seriously? A baseball bat and nobody tried to sneak out and call their mama? I'm not saying this didn't happen. What I am saying is damn Korean boys are this passive? Or did you want to be an idol that bad? This is pathetic. Lock these guys up but please get some counselling you guys need it.

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Shawol6Ever Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

They were being threatened with their families lives on the line.

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Yuki_the_dog Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

Are you freaking kidding me. Are you blaming them right now? They were MINORS. They were already at a disadvantage. Not to mention that most K-pop idols owe their agencies money from their trainee days. So what if they wanted to pursue a dream so badly that they kept choir. Why are we blaming them, the oldest of which is 18 and the youngest of which is 15( meaning they were 15-12 years old when it started) for not speaking up when we should be blaming the people who use their position of power to manipulate them. As abuse victims, many are shamed and made to feel as if they have done something wrong, or threatened and forced. The man was literally threatening the lives of his friends, and even his brother. If they were to leave they would break their contract and owe money. If they fought back they would be kicked out and possibly never have the chance to achieve their dream of performing again. In a situation like this, is it that easy to fight back? His brother already got hurt so badly for playing SOCCER, much less arguing or fighting against the agency. We should be condemning the perpetrators and encouraging the victims in this dark hour, if anything at all

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2fat Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Nope not blaming them. I actually blame their parents. I wouldn't send my child off to summer camp without checking on them. Those contracts where the kid doesn't even see their parent for 2 years is bullshit. Just try to stop me from checking on my son. That would be real funny.

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DuskGirl Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

did you not read the whole thing? They were threatened that they would be killed if they told anyone. Plus they are still kids who may not have the courage to go against adults and a whole company.

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lmm913 (Banned) Friday, October 19, 2018 1
Friday, October 19, 2018

I don't know who's worse the people abusing those poor kids or the staff at AKP abusing their visitors with this fucking stupid new site design.

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pink_oracle Saturday, October 20, 2018 0
Saturday, October 20, 2018

lol, seems the staff didn't like your opinion on the new layout.

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ase Friday, October 19, 2018 2
Friday, October 19, 2018

who are they in the first place? never heard of them

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dakbal Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Kpop artists who are pretty known in South Korea. Why is it a priority to know who they are when you can just simply sympathize for them? You can also google them if you never heard of them.

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mipcy Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

I don't think those are the questions you should be asking.

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hyukki Friday, October 19, 2018 4
Friday, October 19, 2018

I have a difficult time believing this. Why didn't they come out before?

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cabbagejuice Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

"I was constantly told that if I told my parents, he would kill me" he also had a brother in the band AS IT SAYS IN THE ARTICLE, so the producer probably also threatened to kill his brother

"it is difficult as I was threatened with the lives of the other members on the line"

"but I wasn't able to consult them due to the threats"

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pandabarrels Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

I'm tired of people not believing victims because they didn't speak up sooner. It's been well documented that victims of physical or sexual abuse often don't come forward until much later or sometimes not at all. The timing is a legitimate question, but please do some research on such crimes before using that as your reasoning.

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MinaSaysMoo Friday, October 19, 2018 0
Friday, October 19, 2018

Their responses are typical of people who experience prolonged abuse. I suggest you do some reading about trauma and PTSD.

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