HYBE Hit With Backlash For Allegedly Ignoring LE SSERAFIM’s Dormitory Mess

“Are labels responsible for things like this instead of the people living inside?”

HYBE is under fire for ignoring trash LE SSERAFIM had left when moving out.


On August 28, a post quickly went viral. In the post, a netizen writes that they lived in the same building with LE SSERAFIM members who recently moved out.

About a month ago, LE SSERAFIM, who lived in the same building as I, moved out.

— Netizen

The netizen then writes that after the group had moved out, they had noticed a pile of trash left behind. In Korea, trash such as furniture and appliances that are left behind must be thrown away by buying a sticker signifying city workers to remove them.

Alleged trash belonging to LE SSERAFIM | theqoo

After the group moved out, a pile of furniture was piled up in the recycling center. I assumed that they would soon put a sticker on them for removal, but despite being a month, the pile of trash is still there.

— Netizen

The netizen then revealed that when they contacted maintenance, they were told that because the HYBE employee in charge of removing them was overseas on a business trip, they would have to wait.


So, I called the maintenance office, and they were aware of the matter. According to them, because the person in charge of this was on a business trip overseas, we would have to wait for them to return and sign off (on purchasing the stickers). That was ten days ago. A sticker costs around ₩60,000 KRW (about $45.30 USD), so I don’t understand why they won’t take care of this.

— Netizen

The netizen also writes that they weren’t blaming LE SSERAFIM and that it was “The people working at HYBE who aren’t doing anything” before asking HYBE to quickly dispose of the unwanted furniture.


HYBE, please take care of this quickly. It is so messy and disgusting. Also, someone who went to recycle in the dark was caught and injured by the furniture. This is really messed up…

— Netizen

Netizens united in criticizing HYBE and expressed disappointment over its handling of the trash.

  • Wow, HYBE is a mess.”
  • “But now that this is online, I’m sure it will be taken care of quickly.”
  • “Why haven’t they responded when it is so easy to take care of?”
  • “Now that this has gone viral, it will be quickly taken care of, LOL.”
  • “Do you think a company that makes as much money as they don’t have an employee who can take care of this? They chose not to do anything, LOL.”
  • “I mean, at this point, you would think someone would just use their own money to take care of this? Why would you let something like this go online?”
  • “This isn’t even hard to care of. Why aren’t they doing anything?”
  • “Is it because it is a dormitory? Are labels responsible for things like this instead of the people living inside?”
  • “This is a sorry excuse as if HYBE doesn’t have someone who can work outside, LOL.”

What are your thoughts?

Source: theqoo