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Kara's Han Seungyeon Speaks Out About The Profanity-Laced Hate Mail She's Been Receiving For The Last Year

By Jesse Lent | September 10, 2013 06:14 PM EDT


Fame comes at a price, as the cliché goes.

And for Han Seungyeon, of the five-member K-pop girl group Kara, that price has included a year of letters from a stalker that are filled with offensive language and hateful sentiments.

In an interview this week for the South Korean talk show "Incarnation," Seungyeon described the hurt that the barrage of handwritten hate mail has caused her.

"For more than a year, this one person has been sending me handwritten letters filled with profanities and has been maliciously bothering me as an anti-fan," the Kara singer said.

Seungyeon admitted that she repeatedly found herself tricked into reading the nasty notes.

"The person put the letter into a pretty envelope and writes on nice stationary paper, so I always end up reading it," she said.

The Kara singer revealed the torturous ordeal when asked about a Twitter post from last year, that she explained was meant for her "anti-fan."

"If it's disgusting, you don't have to see it," Seungyeon's tweet read, according to the publication eNEWS. "If you don't like it, just leave it alone. Do I have to tell you personally for you to be satisfied? Thanks for letting me know."

The ladies of Kara, who are currently promoting their fourth album "Full Bloom," found themselves in damage control mode last week, after an interview on the program "Radio Star" left two members of the group in tears.

In the now infamous interview, band member Goo Hara is seen throwing her water bottle and welling up with tears when hosts Yoon Jong Shin and Kim Kuk Jin brought up her relationship Yong Junhyung of the boy band BEAST.

Kara member Kang Jiyoung began crying after becoming embarrassed when the hosts asked her to make "aegyo" or "cute" facial expressions.

Seungyeon, who tried to defend Hara when she started weeping, took to Twitter on Friday to apologize for her group's behavior in the television interview.

"After worrying about how to express this heavy heart all day, I am posting something now." she wrote.

"First off, we want to apologize to everyone who felt uncomfortable with us as guests on 'Radio Star.' We are reflecting on the fact that we showed unprofessional behavior due to our personal issues. We're very sorry and thankful to the 'Radio Star' hosts and Park Jin Young who helped us during and after the broadcast despite our shortcomings."

"We will do our best to show a brighter and hardworking Seungyeon, Hara, and Jiyoung," she added.

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