Netizens have demanded protection for IVE‘s Leeseo after alleged sexual harassment toward the idol while at school.
Like many young idols, Leeseo is currently enrolled in a special arts school and is currently attending the prestigious Hanlim Multi Art School.
Although many idols attend the school, a recent clip has shown that many stars still get treated differently by their classmates and sometimes taken advantage of. In a post, a fan wrote about Leeseo’s experience at school.
Even though she’s promoting, she came to school and though she napped a little during classes, she signed autographs for each and every one. She’s such an angel.
With the post was a video of Leeseo signing a notepad.
When the video was spread, international fans couldn’t hide their anger at Leeseo being “harassed” while at school for autographs. Although she is an idol, Leeseo was there to study and many thought she was being taken advantage of.
— moonriver (@moonriver3101) October 16, 2023
THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS THAT PISSED ME OFF HERE..
1. This seems to be the time during their free time, so leeseo taking a nap is fine but why do they make it look and sound like she made a crime.?!
2. Waking her up from her nap TO FREAKING SIGN A WHOLE NOTEBOOK??!! https://t.co/IupZJYHxZM
— 𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐳 🦔 BADDIE !! (@blitzuskx) October 17, 2023
if Leeseo refuses they will make bad rumors about her but unfortunately Leeseo's kindness is taken advantage of by them and they don't even let her sit first. https://t.co/vzzscXrDfC
— mid (@adoreiiii) October 16, 2023
I remember Leeseo saying she doesn’t have any friends and being so confused because it seemed like all the kids were excited to see her. Turns out this is the truth…. It makes me so sad Leeseo deserves so much better. https://t.co/g92fSjl3n5
— 💘BIVEY BADDIE✵☽♡🦋 (@winrinawinning) October 16, 2023
Yet, a Korean fan shared more serious concerns about the video spreading. In particular, the main OP of the post shared the clip and some posts with the caption, “Please protect Leeseo from the sexual harassment in her own class at Hanlim.”
— skpsps (@f9snf9) October 16, 2023
While international fans seemed focused on Leeseo being harassed to sign autographs, the OP believed that it was “sexual harassment.”
A forum post had the title “The ‘Growth’ Of High Schoolers These Days,” where the “growth” was linked to the fact the student seemingly had an erection. While not always deemed as “sexual harassment,” the OP was very serious about their concerns for the young idol.
It’s not the first time netizens have raised concerns about how Leeseo is treated at school, and you can read more below.