[Trigger Warning/Content Warning: Bullying and School Violence]
Following the idol's current school bullying scandal, (G)I-DLE member Soojin has penned and posted a letter clarifying the truth about the situation.
(G)I-DLE Soojin Writes a Letter Following School Bullying Allegations
After accusations of Soojin being a school bully started going viral, the idol decided to take matters into her own hands by posting a letter on the UCUBE application.
In her letter, she acknowledges that she often did not dress like a good student and had smoked out of curiosity. She admits to being lost when she was young but has never smoked since and has done her best to be better. Soojin acknowledges that she has done some shameful acts in the past.
However, she states that not everything that has been accused of her is true.
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Soojin's Whole Letter Regarding the Bullying Controversy
"Hello. This is Soojin.
I am sharing this lettering after giving it a lot of thought.
During my school days, I was a student that was given a lot of attention, and it is true that bad rumors had followed me around. I was someone who did not dress like a good student, and I admit that I had tried smoking out of curiosity. I was lost during my youth, and I have never smoked since.
Even though I have changed and have worked to become a better person, I cannot deny that I have done some shameful and regretful acts, which is what I believe led to today's consequences.
However, there are parts of this that feel unfair to me. I have always brushed off the bad rumors about me, but I have decided to let everything out and talk about it as I see how concerned my fans are.
I do not know if you will believe me, but I will tell you everything as I remember it.
I genuinely thought I was friends with the user who made that post today. I remember having a meal at her home and watching a movie with her older sister. The older sister who shared their statement helped me when I was going through a difficult time and receiving threatening messages from an upperclassman, and I have even offered to report it to the police. Because of that, I always had thankful memories of that unnie.
I only realized why my friend wanted to push me away because of that post. The reason for the argument, as I remember, was because they did not keep their promise to me. It was repetitive, and I remember getting angry because of that. I did not know it was because they wanted to push me away. So, regretfully, I do recall cursing at them. Then their unnie took the phone and scolded me for cursing, so I apologized and hung up.
After that, we drifted apart, and it appears we still kept bad feelings for each other. However, there are some things I want to clear up that were said in the post.
First, I never hit my friend.
Second, I have never ridden a motorcycle.
Third, I have never sent any messages calling someone an outsider.
Fourth, I have never stolen anyone's school uniform and have never robbed anyone.
Fifth, I have never spoken with actress Seo Shin Ae in school. I apologize for the disturbance this is causing her.
I really do not remember anything about the juice. I am truly sorry, but I trust myself and believe I did not do anything of the sort.
I offer my sincerest apologies for stirring up trouble because of my personal life. I am truly sorry to those who were hurt by my regretful actions."
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Written by Alexa Lewis