LE SSERAFIM Fans Exclude Kim Garam’s Name From The Group Fanchant – Netizens Are Shocked By The Silence
Since before LE SSERAFIM‘s debut, Kim Garam has been surrounded by rumors of her alleged bullying.
Although HYBE Labels released a statement denying the accusations made by an alleged victim, Yoo Eunseo, many fans have been siding with Yoo Eunseo, believing that HYBE Label’s statement is a poor attempt to protect the idol.
Given the public outcry around the allegations, Kim Garam is currently on a hiatus, likely to prevent her from receiving similar or worse treatment than she did early in their debut.
Meanwhile, the other five members of LE SSERAFIM are still promoting and are gaining praise from netizens for their immense professionalism.
And with HYBE Labels seemingly still planning on keeping Kim Garam as a part of LE SSERAFIM despite netizens’ disapproval, some fans have found a new way to literally voice their desire to have Kim Garam removed from the group.
In a recent Show Champion performance of “FEARLESS,” Chaewon, Sakura, Yunjin, Kazuha, and Eunchae showed off their incredible vocal skills and performance abilities.
But fans noticed something unique about the performance: the fans who were present in the audience actively left Kim Garam’s name out of the fanchant.
Fanchants are an exciting way for fans to show their audible support to their favorite artists as they both sing along to the artist’s songs and chant each of the members’ names.
In the final chorus of the Show Champion performance, fans can be heard enthusiastically shouting for each of the five members on stage but leaving a silent pause between Kazuha and Eunchae’s names.
i thought the fan chant was over like https://t.co/zG0QmyKdGH pic.twitter.com/6mLF4rCova
— michelle (@proyunjin) June 1, 2022
Netizens were shocked by the unexpected silence.
THEY SAID [REDACTED] https://t.co/DG4yxibnOL
— rm ✴︎🌙 (@ry_lightcb) June 2, 2022
they really said
KAZUHA [redacted] HONG EUNCHAE https://t.co/Y398FtMmST
— richel acabal (@richelja) June 2, 2022
i’ve never seen a scandal like this ever😭
— michelle (@proyunjin) June 1, 2022
And argued that the silence felt much more impactful rather than just going straight from Kazuha to Eunchae’s name.
i love how they purposefully left a blank space, the IMPACT of it is so much bigger than if they just skipped to the last one
— bootleg vampire (@karnsteinsdead) June 1, 2022
Although some netizens believe that the exclusion of Kim Garam’s name might simply be because she’s on hiatus and might be remedied if she returns to perform with the group…
Its a skipped of kim garam maybe bcause of her hiatus. Its good than deny her existing lol. Its not hating. All of you never watch t-ara fanchant when they promote as 4? They kept silent for 2 name! https://t.co/p6KNPKGM9l
— iamscare now (@agenda_stan) June 2, 2022
More netizens believe that fans would continue to voice their displeasure if Kim Garam returned to promote with the rest of LE SSERAFIM.
DUUUUUDE! 😂 if Source keep the girl, there goes their fandom. I ain’t never seen a fandom be this opposed to a member https://t.co/MuHMGBZpk1
— sunnysun⁷ (@ItsTheSun93) June 2, 2022
at this point it would be more cruel to put her back on stage than to let her go… https://t.co/M9ePRuKCUc
— savvi is seeing loona aug 15th!! Fl!P 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 (@savvi_in_orbit) June 2, 2022
Now imagine her coming back and the fanchant still stays like this💀 I'd be too embarrassed to ever set foot on the stage again. https://t.co/3oAC13sZQK
— lin (@heejluv) June 2, 2022
Although, as many netizens have pointed out, the other members of LE SSERAFIM are still giving their all to their promotions and doing an incredible job.
no one gonna talk abt how yunjins eating that center time up…? https://t.co/RdJnlhNdJP
— 💪 (@atfyfs) June 2, 2022
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