Following the news of now-former member Soojin leaving (G)I-DLE after months of hiatus sparked by her multiple school bullying allegations…
Hello. This is Cube Entertainment… We would like to inform you that it was decided that Seo Soojin will withdraw from the group effective today. In the future, (G)I-DLE will proceed to promote as a 5 member group…
— Cube Entertainment
…actress Seo Shin Ae is now facing online hate from some extreme (G)I-DLE fans.
The actress has remained a “target” for the cyberbullies after she exposed her personal history with Soojin. Since the initial reveal, Seo Shin Ae’s Instagram suffered a tremendous amount of negative comments about “ruining Soojin’s career.” The comments section has been turned off since.
With Soojin’s withdrawal from the group, now the commenting has moved platforms to Seo Shin Ae’s YouTube channel. Under a completely unrelated vlog video, alleged Soojin fans are leaving charged remarks about Seo Shin Ae “getting what she wanted” by “[labeling] a person based on what happened many years ago.”
Multiple Korean news outlets are reporting on the comments as a form of “hate terror against Seo Shin Ae.” In response, Seo Shin Ae’s fans and Korean netizens are rushing to the rescue—to leave supportive, encouraging comments that will replace the negativity.
Read more about Soojin leaving (G)I-DLE here.