LOONA‘s Chuu was recently swept into bullying accusations. An alleged victim posted on a community site to accuse the star of school violence, while including yearbook photos as proof that they attended the same school.
When I heard she was debuting, I did not feel good about it but I thought it would be okay since I didn’t see her often [on TV]. I thought she would disappear quickly. However, recently I started seeing her so often that I wasn’t able to watch TV comfortably.
The memories I tried so hard to suppress kept resurfacing and I thought, how come the victim has to hide in fear while the perpetrator can come out on TV like nothing happened. That’s why I’m writing a post.
— Alleged Victim
The alleged victim claims to have been in the same class as Chuu during their first year of middle school. They claim that despite not having been super close to Chuu, they hung around enough such that they had visited Chuu’s house to play before.
OP claims there was another friend in their class called J*B and that friend was the one who wielded the most power in the class. They were in a class with only girls as the school separated classrooms by gender. Chuu allegedly stuck by J*B the most and sowed discord.
J*B and Kim Jiwoo (Chuu’s legal name) went around and outcasted others, and the reasons were always simply because they just didn’t like them.
One day, one of my close friends, A, was made the outcast. I was the only one who would eat and chat with A, and I guess Kim Jiwoo didn’t like that so she talked to A and made it sound like I was the one that instigated making A the outcast. Afterwards, when I got a grip on things, I realized that I was now the outcast. Of course, I also resented A who only listened to Kim Jiwoo and not my side of the story, but I can’t forget how Kim Jiwoo sowed discord between us but acted like she didn’t do anything wrong.
Later on, they invited me to a group chat and cursed me out and threatened me, and they once stopped me on my way home to curse me out just for leaving the chat room. After this, I couldn’t eat in the cafeteria so I was always alone in the classroom during lunch time. Our teacher asked me what was wrong but I couldn’t say anything back then. I didn’t want to remember the times so I didn’t bother gathering any evidences as well, which I now regret.
After some time passed and our 1st year was about to end, I asked Kim Jiwoo just what she didn’t like about me. I asked if being with A was such a big crime. Kim Jiwoo said that was one of the reasons but that she didn’t like me before either. So when I pressed the matter, Kim Jiwoo brought up the time when we were playing in the basement parking lot of her apartment. That day, she said she had to go back home even though it was pretty early because her mom would be worrying. I responded, ‘You’re mom must have a lot of worries.’ Kim Jiwoo was offended by this as she felt I was treating her mom as someone that was sensitive and strict.
I still remember how taken aback at this I was. Was what I said that impolite? Which part of it seemed like I meant like her mom was sensitive? I was so flustered that this was the reason why I had to spend my first year like I was in hell. After that, I became my personality became very intoverted. When I look back at the rolling papers that I received during my second year, people who didn’t know me said I was too quiet and people who knew me since last year said I became quieter than the year before.
OP furthered added on two incidents she claims to remember — Chuu allegedly let out a huge sigh when OP stood in front of the class to present during a practical grading for music class. The second incident was that they had a pen they lost which they later discovered in Chuu’s pencil case. When they asked Chuu about it, Chuu denied it completely but OP was sure it was their pen due to an ink mark on it. OP also claimed, “I didn’t think I did anything wrong but Kim Jiwoo kept asking me for an apology and invited me into a group chat. As soon as I left it she would invite me back and this kept repeating. She would pull my hair on my way home and ask why I wasn’t apologizing.” Chuu allegedly also told OP that they smelled and told OP to wash their hair, causing them to end up showering three times a day out of trauma.
Wikitree reporters called up Chuu’s agency but were not able to get in contact with them.