Following her departure from HYBE and LE SSERAFIM, former member Kim Garam finally breaks her silence and shares the true story behind her bullying scandal with a statement and evidence report. So what REALLY happened to Kim Garam? Check out the following details for a complete report on Kim Garam new statement about her bullying scandal.
Kim Garam Breaks Silence About Her Bullying Scandal After Leaving LE SSERAFIM & HYBE
Approximately two weeks after her departure from LE SSERAFIM and HYBE, Kim Garam finally breaks her silence about her bullying scandal.
On August 11, an Instagram post claiming as former LE SSERAFIM member Kim Garam, appeared to clarify her position about the bullying scandal. With the personal freedom she gained after HYBE terminated her contract, Kim Garam finally shared her side of the story via an official statement.
Former LE SSERAFIM Member Kim Garam Apologized for Her Bullying Scandal After HYBE Terminated Her Contract
Before explaining what really happened behind her bullying scandal, Kim Garam first apologized that it took her a long time to make a statement.
“Hello, this is Kim Garam.
First of all, I would like to apologize even though it’s too late. That is because I didn’t get the chance to explain my position previously.
Since I worked very hard on pursuing my dream, I was indeed afraid that my past actions might destroy the dream that I had been working so hard to pursue.
However, as each day passed, I was even more scared of the numerous criticisms pointed at me.”Kim Garam.
The TRUE Story: All Accusations Are FALSE!
Then, Kim Garam also explained that all the accusations on the internet were NOT true. According to Kim Garam she had never hit or inflicted violence on anyone. Furthermore, all the allegations about her being iljin with inappropriate behaviors were also false.
“If I were given the opportunity, I would like to tell my side of the story honestly.
I have never, not even once, used violence against anyone.
Never have I been forced to transfer.
I never drink or smoke.
I had never harassed or bullied anyone
And I was just a regular student.”Kim Garam.
What REALLY Happened Behind Kim Garam Bullying Scandal?
Along with clarifying all the false accusations against her, Kim Garam also explained what really happened behind her bullying scandal.
According to Kim Garam, the case that brought her to the school violence committee indeed happened because of the molka incident. The previously claimed “victim” Yoo Eun Seo had badmouthed Garam’s friend and posted a photo of another friend who was only wearing underwear.
Since Kim Garam was still approximately 12 years old at the time, she confronted Yoo Eun Seo, intending to help a friend. After all, at the time, she believed that friendship was crucial to her. Besides, she followed her parents’ advice not to ignore friends who needed help – an advice she truly believes and upholds to this day.
However, now she knew that she was being immature. Even though she didn’t hate what she did back then, Kim Garam admitted in her statement that she had made some mistakes and bad decisions.
Kim Garam Added the Evidence Report from School Violence Committee to Her Statement
Along with her official statement, Kim Garam also posted the evidence report from the School Violence Committee. The report states what really happened behind her bullying scandal in chronological order, eventually leading to Yoo Eun Seo’s transfer to another school.
4 CRUCIAL Points from the Statement Are In Line with HYBE Previous Explanation – Is it the TRUE STORY?
Now, if you take a look closely at Kim Garam statement on Instagram, you will realize that her explanation is actually similar to the ones provided by HYBE.
Previously, HYBE shared a complete statement regarding Kim Garam bullying scandal, providing the whole story of what happened according to the official report. And there are 4 CRUCIAL points from Kim Garam statement that had previously appeared in the official statement from HYBE.
1. The Broken Friendship
First and foremost, both HYBE statement and the report Kim Garam posted on Instagram stated that Yoo Eun Seo broke their friendship after she was found badmouthing their friends behind their back.
This broken friendship involved Kim Garam approaching Yoo Eun Seo to confront her for what she had done. And during the time, Kim Garam used inappropriate cursing words both verbally and in online messages.
“Yoo Eunseo, early in 7th grade. About 10 students, including Kim Garam, were friends with each other, but their friendship started to fall apart due to Yoo Eunseo talking about the friends behind their backs.”School Violence Report.
2. Yoo Eun Seo Gets Her Friends Involved, Threatening Kim Garam and Her Friends
The next similar statement that both HYBE and the evidence report explained was about how Yoo Eun Seo got her friends involved in meeting Kim Garam and her friends. This meetup then led to huge arguments, which prompted Yoo Eun Seo’s male friends to threaten Kim Garam and her friends.
“The boys and 9th graders from N middle school [Yoo Eun Seo’s friends] started using their strength and started pushing around the male students from G middle school, starting an argument.
Kim Garam and her friends started crying because they were being threatened by Yoo Eunseo’s male friends and the older students from N middle school.
During that time, Kim Garam’s friend, female student 2, told Kim Garam’s older cousin about the situation using Kim Garam’s phone.
After passing the phone to one of the male students making threats, Kim Garam’s cousin told them to stop the threats and apologize.”School Violence Report.
Due to this incident, Kim Garam and Yoo Eun Seo cut ties. They both stopped being friends and swore not to see each other again.
3. Yoo Eun Seo Posted a Photo of Kim Garam’s Friend in Her Underwear
Next, both HYBE statement and evidence report stated that Yoo Eun Seo started another incident that became the main issue of Kim Garam bullying scandal.
Even when both promised not to get involved with each other, she hacked the Facebook account of one of Kim Garam’s friends. Then, Yoo Eun Seo changed the profile picture into a photo of Kim Garam’s other friend (previously mentioned as D) wearing only underwear.
At the time, Yoo Eun Seo stated that she took a selfie while the friend was in the background. And although she denied it at first, Yoo Eun Seo admitted in writing.
Kim Garam got upset, then threatened to tell Yoo Eun Seo’s mother, and asked Yoo Eun Seo to write a public apology statement.
This molka incident is also one of the core reasons why fans keep standing by Kim Garam, demanding justice for her.
4. The Quarrel Continues After Yoo Eun Seo Keeps Claiming She Did Nothing Wrong
Afterward, Yoo Eun Seo uploaded her apology to Facebook and transferred to different school after the incident. But even after her transfer, Yoo Eun Seo kept claiming that she was innocent. She even talked behind everyone’s back like she was the victim, and stated she transferred schools because she was bullied.
Therefore, Kim Garam’s friends opened a group message when the rumor began spreading and confronted Yoo Eun Seo.
Finally, the result of the committee states that Kim Garam was the perpetrator. That is because Yoo Eun Seo was the one who reported the incident as the victim due to Kim Garam’s messages and the incidents where she called Yoo Eun Seo out to confront her.
That is why Kim Garam would receive 6 hours of special education. At the same time, Kim Garam’s parents would also get 5 hours of special education for parents due to the incident.
Meanwhile, Yoo Eun Seo as the victim, would receive psychological counseling.
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LE SSERAFIM is NOT The Ending of Kim Garam – Promise and Gratitude to Fans Who Have Stood By Her
At the end of her statement, Kim Garam stated that moments of her debut with LE SSERAFIM would always become unforgettable memories.
That is why Kim Garam promises that leaving LE SSERAFIM would not become her ending. Instead, she would work even harder to rebuild her future and shine brighter.
At the same time, she also thanked the people who have stood by her and promise to work hard while learning from this crucial lesson.
“I will work even harder to let my future shine brighter.
My debut was possible because of the time I had spent fighting for my dream. Those two weeks following my debut felt like a dream to me, but ultimately, it had become a period in my life that I can never forget.
And thank you so much to my dearest fans who loved me and cheered me on. I could hang on because of the endless support from my fans.
That is why I will definitely work hard.
Thank you for reading this long post.
August 10, 2022, Kim Garam.”
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