Sulli’s Friend Blasts Her Mother For Using Sulli, Even After Her Passing

Sulli’s friend absolutely went OFF in reaction to the documentary.

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In a since-deleted post, an Instagram user posted extremely harsh words for Sulli‘s mom, accusing her of using Sulli even posthumously.

The comment was in reference to her appearance yesterday on MBC‘s Docuplex, in an episode centered around Sulli titled “Why did you find Sulli so problematic?”

Although her mom claims “We were so happy until the news about her relationship broke,” Sulli may have been unhappy prior to that.

The friend ,who claims to have known Sulli since her elementary years, says that Sulli has always been extremely close to her mom. Sulli was constantly on the phone with her mom, and their relationship purportedly resembled that of two best friends, rather than mother and daughter.

The two were inseparable in the early days.

After Sulli reached adulthood, she asked her friend what mothers typically do for their daughters, financial savings wise. Her friend nonchalantly responded “I’m not sure, but ‘usually’ they would take care of their children.”

The caption reads “Who am I? What did I do wrong?”

Sulli then revealed that her mom has been managing her finances since her earliest days, and she was always given allowances. However, when confronted about savings, her mom told her that there were none.

Ballad of Seodong put Sulli on the map, and her family started to benefit from her rising fame.

To make matters worse, her mom had been requesting advances on her salary from SM Entertainment and spending the money. Sulli confessed that she doesn’t know what the future holds for her in the entertainment industry, and that she was hurt by her mom’s irresponsible behavior.

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The friend then blasted both Sulli’s mother and older brother for not having worked jobs of their own. Sulli was enduring hardships as a top tier K-Pop idol who increasingly found herself mired in criticism and controversy, and her two family members were taking parts of her income.

Sulli debuted in 9th grade, and was an influencer mired in attention and controversy throughout her career.

Sulli’s mom, I know for a fact that you used to work, but when did you stop?

— @limmynammy

Her explanation that Sulli used to have fun at commercial shoots hits differently now.

While the friend acknowledged that Sulli’s mom gave birth to and raised her daughter, she was livid at the parasitic behavior. She pointed out the fact that the watershed moment when Sulli’s relationship with her mom had gone awry, was when she asked to be paid directly by SM.

Furthermore, she claims that she remembers what they said when Sulli when asked them, “How could you so carelessly burn through my hard earned income?

Her voicing of regrets and desire to have done things differently also feels way different than it did yesterday.

The friend notes that during times of hardship, Sulli relied heavily on her family members, who in turn had the duty to provide unconditional support.

Upon finding out that her family had things other than her best interests at heart, Sulli was likely devastated. The friend “cannot comprehend the magnitude of pain” Sulli must have suffered when she broke off the relationship with her mom.

The caption reads “I just want to end it all.”

Her friend confessed that over the course of their 15 year old relationship, she too had times when she neglected or distanced herself away from Sulli. However, she evidently could not contain her disgust at Sulli’s mom, who not only used her throughout her life, but also used her once again even after her passing.

The caption reads “The end? Well, the type of ending differs from person to person, don’t you think?”

Who was this produced for? Why did you publicize her diary? What does Sulli have to gain from this?

To those of who you appeared on camera: did you really do it with Sulli’s best interests in mind, and with the purest of intent to have her be remembered fondly by others?

— @limmynammy

She apologized profusely in the documentary, but @limmytammy has questions about her motives.

She appears to have found out about the documentary through screenshots provided by others. She was in utter shock when she confirmed the airing. She ended her post with a plea asking to leave Sulli alone, and to no longer use her name for clout.

Should the accusations be true, her lamentations about the missed opportunities to connect with her daughter takes on a truly dark tone.

Despite all the talk arisen from the recent episode, may Sulli rest in peace.

Choi Jin Ri (1994.03.29~2019.10.14) May you Rest in Peace.

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