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Posted by Sophie-Ha Tuesday, May 24, 2022

HYBE is not considering replacing or removing Kim Garam from LE SSERAFIM

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There is an ongoing discussion on whether or not Kim Garam should be removed from LE SSERAFIM after bullying allegations against the idol surfaced.

Source Music announced that Kim Garam will take a temporary hiatus following the statement from the victim's legal representative. Nonetheless, there have been more and more allegations and accusations against Kim Garam even after the agency announced that Kim Garam will be temporarily stepping out from LE SSERAFIM promotions.

With more and more netizens claiming to be victims of Kim Garam's bullying, many LE SSERAFIM fans are raising their voices requesting Kim Garam to be removed permanently. On LE SSERAFIM's Weverse, where about 280,000 fans are registered, fans are uploading posts asking LE SSERAFIM to be made into a five-member group.

Most of these fans requesting Kim Garam's removal are claiming that Kim Garam has brought a negative impact on the rookie girl group and is negatively affecting the members such as Sakura and Kim Chaewon, who have been working hard in the industry for a long time.

With more and more fans requesting Kim Garam's removal, the agency is facing a more complicated case. In a situation like this, HYBE's solution is bound to be complicated. In a management contract relationship, the agency is obliged to solve and protect the artist if there is a problem. Moreover, Kim Garam is still a minor, so a more cautious approach is needed. In the end, there aren't many choices that HYBE has except to wait out the controversy and remain silent. According to an official from the industry, HYBE is not considering replacing or removing the member from LE SSERAFIM and is not considering a five-member group.

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Kirsty_Louise
Kirsty_Louise30,843 pts Tuesday, May 24, 2022 36
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

That was pretty clear already. They have done nothing but defend her, not remotely surprising they’re keeping her. Personally I think it’s the wrong choice.

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whatever101
whatever1015,388 pts Tuesday, May 24, 2022 3
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Garam should just do everyone a favor and leave the group herself. Its clear she is going to be hated for the rest of her career and bring the entire group down with her if she stays.

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If HYBE thinks the problem is going to go away they clearly haven't dealt with the PERSISTENCE of netizens who NEVER let their target forget about their scandals.

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