[Weekly Up & Down] Heo Yi Jae & Lee Hi’s Controversial Remarks, and More

Kwon Mina and Shin Jimin

Kwon Mina & Jimin’s Controversy Enter a New Phase

Kwon Mina and Shin Jimin
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The conflict between AOA’s Kwon Mina and Shin Jimin, who sparked a bullying controversy within the group, entered a new phase as AOA members’ texts were revealed through a media outlet. In the texts, Shin repeatedly apologized, to which Kwon replied with threats and verbal abuse. Last year, Kwon confessed that Jimin bullied her throughout her AOA days through her Instagram. Branded as a perpetrator, Jimin left the group and the industry for good. However, Kwon’s revelations continued, receiving mixed reactions from the people. After the texts were revealed, Mina expressed her frustration, saying, “I don’t know who tipped off, but it’s probably Shin Jimin’s people. Just reveal everything from start to end.” In response, AOA’s agency FNC Entertainment remained silent on the matter and stated, “We’re checking into facts.”


Heo Yi Jae Confesses that an Actor Demanded Sex

Heo Yi Jae drama
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Heo Yi Jae was rarely spotted in recent years. On the 11th, she showed up on the YouTube channel “WayLand” and caused a stir by exposing the abusive language and power of her co-star from her previous work. According to Heo, the actor not only used abusive language on the set but also demanded sex to look “more like lovers.” Heo refused to have sex with him, but he responded with curse words. Recalling the incident, she confessed how devastated she felt at the time. After Heo’s revelation went viral, people started searching for the actor in question. Several actors were mentioned, but the search eventually narrowed down to one actor. Later, Heo urged people to refrain from witch-hunting.


Park Gyuri Breaks Up with Her Boyfriend After 2 Years

Park Gyuri Boyfriend
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KARA’s Gyuri broke up with her boyfriend Song Ja Ho. On the 10th, her agency CREATIVE KKOT confirmed their breakup. However, they refused to make any other comments, emphasizing that any other information is the artist’s private life. The two went public with their relationship in October 2019. Song is Dongwon Construction’s chairman’s eldest son and is currently working as an art curator.


Lee Hi Sparks a Controversy for Thanking B.I in Public

Lee Hi Sparks B.I
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Lee Hi recently expressed her gratitude to fellow singer B.I, who was sentenced to three years in prison for illegal drug use. On the 9th, Lee Hi appeared on Naver NOW broadcast. During the show, she thanked B.I, who featured in her song “Savior.” “I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to him,” she commented, becoming a hot potato online. Negative reactions followed her remarks praising the person being tried on drug charges in public.


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