Posted by jieun-im Monday, June 14, 2021

Former Nine Muses member Lee Sem apologizes for her Instagram story targeting Nine Muses members


Former Nine Muses member Lee Sem apologized for posting her previous Instagram story, where she seemed to call out certain members of the group.

Recently, the Nine Muses members reunited and performed on SBS' show 'MMTG - Civilization Express' special concert 'K-Pop Songs That Deserve Another Comeback', which aired on June 11. Lee Sem caused a controversy ahead of the broadcast by posting on her Instagram story what seemed to call out certain Nine Muses members.

Then recently, on June 14, Lee Sem left a long message on her Instagram post that contained a lot of her thoughts.

She wrote, "When I was in my early to mid-20s, all I did was work. As a result, the only friends I had were my group members. When I quit my group promotions and stopped working with the members, everyone felt that it wasn't the same as before, and I felt a great loss amidst my loneliness. It felt like I had lost all my friends, at once." 

She continued, "You may not believe it, but I felt like I was left alone in the world. It was a time when my own melancholy had completely engulfed me, so I think I felt more alone. For some reason, because there were still active members at the time, I thought I shouldn't communicate with the fans separately."

Lee Sem further wrote, "I don't receive anything special just because I do that performance once. It's not like I'm going to continue with my girl group activity." Here, Lee Sem revealed that she doesn't have plans to continue her girl group activities. She then apologized at the end of her post by writing, "In our earlier direct messages, I was too sharp and we fought together, but now I understand...P.S. And I'm sorry. I shouldn't have expressed my negative emotions like that. Something was blocking my eyes. Be well. To, Moon [Hyuna]."

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Hopkinz2,597 pts Monday, June 14, 2021 1
Monday, June 14, 2021

tbh I actually feel bad for her. I think she genuinely wanted to reunite and perform on stage and was hurt that nobody even reached out to her, especially when they were performing the song where she was part of the lineup. 9muses fans are always begging the former members to reunite, so she probably felt like she was letting the fandom down by not being there when they actually reunited. I'm glad she apologized and I don't blame her for feeling hurt. I hope the members can forgive her and one day reunite with her, Eunji, and Sera.


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Napier1916214 pts Monday, June 14, 2021 1
Monday, June 14, 2021

I don't know all the history of 9Muses, but I have been a huge fan of Sera the past 2 years.

Just from reading the stories about this, it seems like Lee Sem has a very very very valid complaint if her group members performed a song she was originally a part of.....and nobody contacted her. I would be very disappointed and hurt about that. But I also think that this kind of drama should never be aired out over social media. She did the right thing to apologize, but I do hope her members reached out to her to clear the air because Lee Sem definitely has a right to know why she wasn't contacted.

As for the reasons why she wasn't invited to perform, maybe there is a back story that none of us know about? Also, who decides who performs? The TV producers? Group representative?


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