Spire Entertainment has since released an official statement explaining what happened in the recording.
Boy group OMEGA X‘s company CEO was reportedly caught physically and verbally abusing the members following their concert in Los Angeles.
OMEGA X held the final stop of their concert tour, 2022 OMEGA X WORLD TOUR [CONNECT: Don’t give up], on October 22 (local time) and was excited to be able to meet with their fans for the last time this round of concerts.
LOS ANGELES를 마지막으로 2022 OMEGA X WORLD TOUR[CONNECT :Don't give up]가 마무리되었습니다👏🏻
많은 사람들에게 환호와 응원을 받는 기분은 늘 표현하기 어려울 정도로 행복하다고 느껴요💚
사랑과 응원 보내주신 포애기들 너무 고마워요🏻#OMEGA_X #오메가엑스#CONNECT #Dont_give_up pic.twitter.com/bmfy3SGCMu
— OMEGA X Official (@OmegaX_official) October 23, 2022
Following the concert, Xen posted on the group members’ account, thanking their fans for attending the concert. The post was made on October 22, 11:45 pm PST.
— OMEGA X (@OmegaX_members) October 23, 2022
However, a post on October 23, 1:48 am PST by an individual shared an audio recording of a person suspected of being their company (Spire Entertainment) CEO Kang Seong Hee allegedly screaming at and physically abusing the members.
얘들아 우리 밖에서 음식 시킨 거 우버 기다리고 있는데
애들 회사 대표님이 애들 때리는 거 봤어
진짜로 손이 너무 떨려서 어떻게 해야 될지 모르겠어 애들이 눈앞에서 맞고 있는데 아무것도 못해 pic.twitter.com/vJEqNPzx5n
— 유채 (@hwi_418) October 23, 2022
Guys, I was waiting outside for the Uber Eats that I ordered and I saw the company CEO hitting the members. I really didn’t know what to do since my hands were shaking so much. They were being hit right in front of me but I couldn’t do anything.
In the audio recording, the individual claimed to be Kang Seong Hee could be heard screaming at the OMEGA X members. SBS News has also included in their report that the CEO was allegedly the perpetrator. Below is the transcript of the recorded audio.
CEO: What have you guys done for me? Did you take care of me when I was having a hard time?
Member: [inaudible]… it was right
CEO: Who do you think you are? Who do you think you are?
Member: [A member] is going to faint
CEO: I’ve already fainted before!
*sound of someone falling down*
CEO: Get up! Now!
Member: What are you doing?!
*sound of a thud*
*sound of someone crying*
Celuv Media attempted to get into contact with Spire Entertainment for a statement regarding the incident but was not able to secure anything other than that they “will look into it.”
They are still in the United States so we are unable to get into contact with them. We will make our position clear as soon as we can confirm the situation.
— Spire Entertainment
Fans of the group and non-fans alike are attempting to draw attention to the wrongdoings by the staff member to make sure the artists are properly taken care of.
idc what gp fan are you but please don't stay silent
woman (some SPIRE higher up) is verbally and physically abusing OMEGA X one of the member collapsed & she's still shouting at them and you can hear that someone is crying. this is not first time they are abused#PROTECTOMEGAX https://t.co/ViLNidRRXv
— dana♡ is zenith 🐶♥️ (@aminwangg) October 23, 2022
if yall dont know who omega x is, they are from disbanded band formed to make 2nd chance under spire entertainment. but these days, their company is physically and verbally abusing them.
PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD BY RTing EVERYTHING ABT OX EVEN IF YOU DONT STAN THEM 🙏
— 제현 (@j6hyun) October 23, 2022
— suzi 🗝 #PROTECTOMEGAX (@sohngarden) October 23, 2022
Fans are also re-sharing previous instances where the company mistreated their artists, such as the time when the members were blocked from interacting with fans on V LIVE and uploading content on Twitter.
✅멤버의 브이앱 시도를 소속사 측에서 12회 강제종료
✅현재까지 무려 일주일이 넘는 기간의 멤버 SNS 업로드 금지 행위 등
스파이어의 일방적, 고압적인 #오메가엑스 멤버 SNS 금지 상황에 대해 공론화합니다.
— 짱 (@baejjang2222) August 20, 2022
Another fan posted an encounter back on October 4, where a woman was seen yelling at the OMEGA X members on two separate occasions on the same day.
Stay tuned for updates.