(G)-IDLE’s Soojin spoke directly about the controversy over school violence.
On Feb 22, Soojin took her fan cafe to explain the ongoing controversy over her being a school perpetrator. The idol addressed most if not all the accusations against her and admitted her faults (if there are). She also mentioned the debate over her bullying the actress Seo Shin Ae.
The following is what she wrote:
“Hello, this is Soojin.
I’m writing this after giving many thoughts.
When I was a student, I always stood out, and it’s true that bad rumors always followed me. I did dress unfitting for a student, and I did try out cigarettes a few times as well.
I had lost my ways as a child, but I haven’t smoked since then. I believe that even though I tried to fix myself, there are things that I did that are embarrassing and that I should be sorry for, and that’s why this happened.
But I do have things that I want to say. I always let bad rumors pass, but I want to say something because my fans are having such a hard time.
I don’t know if you’ll believe me, but I’ll write things as I remember them.
I thought that I was really friends with the person who wrote the post today. I ate at her house, and I even remember watching a movie with her and her older sister. I’ve always been grateful for the older sister who gave me advice about reporting to the police when I was receiving threatening messages from a school upperclassman.
I learned why that friend wanted to distance herself from me through that post. I remember that we fought because she broke our promise. It wasn’t just once or twice, and I remember being angry. I didn’t know she was trying to put distance between us. So I’m embarrassed, but I remember cursing her out as well. And her sister picked up the phone and scolded me. I apologized to her and hung up. After that, we became completely apart and had bad feelings toward each other.
But I want to clarify a few things.
First, I never used violence on her.
Second, I never rode on a motorcycle.
Third, I never sent a group text to bully someone.
Fourth, I never stole anything, including her school uniform.
Fifth, I never even talked to Seo Shin Ae. But I’m sorry that this issue might have caused her pain.
I really don’t remember anything about the juice incident. But I believe that I wouldn’t do something like that.
I’m sorry that my personal life became a source of a problem, and I apologize to everyone who was hurt by my embarrassing actions.”