LE SSERAFIM Fans Exclude Kim Garam’s Name From The Group Fanchant – Netizens Are Shocked By The Silence

“At this point it would be more cruel to put her back on stage than to let her go…”

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Netizens were shocked by the unexpected silence.

And argued that the silence felt much more impactful rather than just going straight from Kazuha to Eunchae’s name.

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…

More netizens believe that fans would continue to voice their displeasure if Kim Garam returned to promote with the rest of LE SSERAFIM.

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.

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