Source Music, the management company for up-and-coming girl group LE SSERAFIM, has made an official statement to fans via the group's official website on Weverse.com about the recent bullying scandal involving one of their members, Kim Garam.
"Hello, this is Source Music.
We would like to notify that LE SSERAFIM's scheduled appearance on KBS2's 'Music Bank' (on May 18 at 3 PM KST) and the group's scheduled video fan sign event (on May 18 at 8 PM KST) have been cancelled.
We apologize to fans who waited for the events, and also ask those who were selected to attend the pre-recording for 'Music Bank' for their understanding.
Additionally, the cancelled video fan sign event will be re-scheduled at a later date, and we will do our best to notify the fans who were selected for the event as soon as possible.
Lastly, we assure you that the agency will release a formal position on the recent accusations against a member of LE SSERAFIM once all details are confirmed."
Source Music also tweeted the update the group will not be participating in KBS2's 'Music Bank' and signing event on May 18, 2022, at the assigned times.
On May 19, a legal representative of the alleged bullied victim released a lengthy statement claiming LE SSERAFIM member, Kim Garam, received formal penalization for the bullying of a classmate in 2018.
According to a KoreanUpdates! tweet, Hybe, and Source Music are preparing a statement while compiling evidence.
Many Koreans and overseas fans are debating how the management company is handling this scandal. Let us know how you feel and what you think should be done. Please also check out our other article about bullying in Korea here!