Following recent rumors, Seoul Performing Arts High School (SOPA) has confirmed that Kim Garam, former member of LE SSERAFIM, will not be featured on the graduation photo wall at the school’s upcoming graduation ceremony. This announcement comes amidst previous speculations that Garam might appear before the media during the event.
According to TenAsia, a SOPA official clarified the situation by stating that Garam is not on the list of students set to appear in the public ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 11 AM on February 7.
There will be a photo wall format space for reporters at the graduation ceremony, but Kim Garam is not on the list for the photo wall.
— SOPA official
Garam’s current situation as a non-celebrity without an agency, despite her past involvement in the HYBE girl group, gives her no reason to appear in front of the media at the photo wall ceremony.
The former idol made headlines in May 2022 with her debut in LE SSERAFIM. However, her career with the group was short-lived due to allegations of school violence that surfaced. Despite Source Music‘s initial denial of the allegations and legal actions against the accusers, the controversy surrounding Garam continued to escalate, leading to her departure from the group and the agency in July 2022.
In the aftermath of the controversy, Garam took steps to clear her name by publicly denying the allegations of school violence. She also shared documents related to the investigation by the school violence committee, which she claimed proved her innocence.
Since her departure from LE SSERAFIM and Source Music, Garam has shifted her focus back to her education, preparing to embark on a new journey as a student in the Department of Media and Acting at Konkuk University.
As Garam moves forward with her studies, it remains to be seen whether she will find success in her potential acting career.