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Posted by MeAnotherself Wednesday, January 16, 2019

MINEs request better treatment of 9MUSES through hashtag '9MusesDeservesBetter'

Fans of girl group 9MUSES have created a hashtag to ask for better treatment of the group from Star Empire. 9MUSES has been inactive as a full group since their last release 'Love City' in August of 2017. The music showpromotions for this comeback only lasted for a week, to much anger of the fans.

Fans have expressed their anger and frustations with the company many times in the past as well. In 2013, the debut documentary of 9MUSES was releasedand caused many people to feel upset over the abusive nature the girls were working in. In a certain clip, a man whose face can not been seen as he is standing with his back to the camera hits former member Sera in the face. The man is believed to be the CEO, who was rumored to be a former gang memeber. 

In 2016, Kyungri revealed the CEO never greets her back when she greets him, but that he does greet the popular artists and even gives them gifts. The same year, the company also got some backlash for making the group perform in maid outfits during a military event and uploading photos that resembled paparazzi photos.

And now fans have created the hashtag to bring attention to the group and their situation, and hopefully improve their treatment. 

The requests include:

  • 2 (or more) comebacks a year
  • Regular music show promotions
  • Equal chances and support for individual promotions
  • A world tour
  • Respect from the company

The hashtag has already gained attention amongst Kpop fans on Twitter, both Korean and international, even making it's way to Moon Hyuna, a former member of 9MUSES who has shown support for the hashtag.

Aside from the hashtag, fansite 9MUSES NET has also started the '#9MusesDeservesBetter Support Project'. Until the 14th of February, people can buy the 'Love City' album, post the payment confirmation below the original tweet with name and win below prices.

  1. Nine Muses
  2. Sera
  3. Hyuna
  4. Hyemi
  5. Kyung Li
  6. Sojin
  7. Keumjo
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K_aus Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

I remember watching that documentary and feeling so sorry for these girls. This is why people shouldn’t put shit on idols because they have no idea the hardships they go through behind closed doors. I really feel for these girls so much

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artu173 Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

#9musesdeservesbetter

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pink_oracle Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Imma go support this movement right now....

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eager_beaver Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Nine Muses debuted almost nine years ago. Fans should have been more forceful about their demands earlier. What are the chances that the company listens now?

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hennuv Thursday, January 17, 2019 0
Thursday, January 17, 2019

Their moment kinda came around 2012-2013 but it has looooong left by now. I think the kpop market has become way too competitive unless they pull an "EXID" somehow. It is sad... "Glue" and "Sleepless Night" were really, really great songs in my opinion.

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NineMusesMinha Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

They won't disband anytime soon :)


I hope these things that fans want will come true :)

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lodireg578 (Banned) Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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jeyjin Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

It's the R. Kelly effect happening to me all over again. I watched the documentary years ago and completely glossed over everything about it. I watched parts of it again and they're treated like crap behind closed doors. That man was verbally abusive and i thought nothing of that slap until i realized that a boss shouldn't be hitting their employees at all. It was probably worse behind closed doors. The girls were put down so much that they were depressed, they had no confidence and Sera said she didn't feel human anymore....suddenly, it's become very clear why they all left.

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NORM Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

I honestly think the girls will leave once their contract ends, Even Kyung Li

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changminbaby Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

and then people wonder why a lot of groups are under rated/ no popular, its not about not working hard enough but a lot of companies dont promote their celebrities the right way so those idols didnt get the chance to get popular

also what with the abusive environement?? this is not the first case, there is guys who sued the CEO for abuse and then in another company their trainees get sexual assault and now this too, i feel that its mostly better in popular companies at least i believe it doesnt get to that level but still even popular companies mess up ,idols are treated like slaves most of them are overworked and you see them fainting or so tired why dont they give them some time to rest??

also i have nothing agaisnt yg but i dont like Yang Hyun-suk he keeps messing up, not only about mixnine but now seungri ,yg is not yg without bb but look how he treat seungri like shit

im feeling sad because there is a lot of articles lately about unfair treatment and abuse

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Uibyong Wednesday, January 16, 2019 1
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

I love Nine Muses (even though they are really just 4 now) and own physical copies of all their releases. The video for "Remember" was probably the best video in all of K-Pop in 2017. But, for whatever reasons, they've never really hit it big, even though, unlike many groups (Twice, for example), they can actually sing live. Hard to see that changing if they stay with Star Empire. They may need another company and they sure need better promotion. Groups with far less talent have far more exposure. Kyung Ri's solo song last summer was great, but it barely made a blip. That's just a shame, in my opinion. This is a start, but they need more than a hashtag.

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Soulbrother Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The public only take notice of schoolgirls or cute girls, if they look mature out the window...... They need to be able to pull off both concepts (Sexy/cute). But like I said, it's an unhealthy environment. Majority of them are women not schoolgirls.

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Jonis Wednesday, January 16, 2019 0
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

seems better just dont support them anymore, for their own good, with no profit, hopefully the agency will let them go early.

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