In their newest unique, SBS News revealed video footage taken from the night time when Spire Entertainment‘s CEO Kang Seong Hee verbally and physically abused OMEGA X, especially member Jaehan, in Los Angeles.
The video begins showing the group members standing in the parking lot outside a restaurant in Los Angeles. Kang, the CEO, can be heard shouting at the members.
Kang: Go on, say your piece!
Kang: Do you really think you deserved to be loved by all these people, you b*stards?
Kang: You don’t even know what it means to be liked. You’re all simply f*cking manipulative.
Kang: What, are you superstars now?
Kang: It’s not such as you made all of it the way in which right here by yourself.
Then, the video captures member Jaehan sitting down—seemingly exhausted from the stress. Reportedly, Jaehan began displaying indicators of a panic assault episode at this level. This, nonetheless, didn’t cease Kang from her energy journey. The video goes on to point out Kang belittling the member in misery.
Kang: Dying of exhaustion, huh? Kim Jaehan!
Kang: (Mockingly) Poor Mister Kim. Just stop being an idol, actually. You’re sick on a regular basis.
Other OMEGA X members will be heard defending Jaehan and asking Kang to cease the aggressive conduct. But, as evident within the video, Kang’s tantrum continues.
Kang: Aren’t you going to rise up? Get up. GET UP!
OMEGA X: Ma’am, please. Stop.
Kang: Do you even know what number of instances I handed out?
OMEGA X: He’s not feeling nicely proper now.
Kang: I’m not nicely both. In truth, I’m dying in ache proper now!
When the members attempt to assist Jaehan get again on his toes, Kang shows hostility towards the entire group.
Kang: Hello? When I handed out, none of you cared for me like this. Have you?
Kang: Do any of you even know what number of instances I’ve handed out?
Kang: Get up. Get up proper now, Kim Jaehan!
Soon, Jaehan pulls himself collectively and begins gathering his issues to rise up. When his fellow member asks if he’s feeling all proper, Kang scoffs and accuses Jaehan of “putting on a show.” Even as Jaehan stumbles over to get himself in a car, Kang insists he’s appearing sick on objective.
OMEGA X: Please, ma’am. Stop.
Kang: Stop? You need me to cease?
OMEGA X: (To Jaehan) Are you okay?
Kang: You’re placing on a present.
(Jaehan walks over to a car.)
Kang: Hey! Stand up straight! Don’t be fooled, he’s clearly appearing sick!
With Kang being not possible to cease, a voice behind the digicam recording suggests both asking the motive force to lock the door or strolling again to the resort.
OMEGA X: Should we ask to have the [car] doorways locked?
OMEGA X: Or ought to we stroll again? It is a complete 12 blocks away, although.
Even when OMEGA X members arrive on the foyer of their Los Angeles resort, Kang’s frenzy doesn’t cease. Kang, apparently upset by the truth that the members didn’t take care of her the identical means they’ve been taking care of Jaehan by way of the entire scenario, begins screaming throughout the foyer.
Kang: Have any of you performed this for me? When I used to be struggling, have you ever ever taken care of me this fashion?
Kang: Who do you suppose you’re? Huh? WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
OMEGA X: He’s about to lose consciousness.
Kang: Well, I’ve been there already.
Then, as Jaehan tries to take the elevator as much as his room, Kang grabs him in an act of rage—making him stumble down. Others rush over to assist Jaehan up, all of the whereas Kang stays hostile towards the struggling member.
Kang: Stand up!
OMEGA X: What do you suppose you’re doing?!
The video ends because it captures member Jaehan breaking into emotional tears as his fellow members assist his swaying physique.
SBS News additionally revealed further recording from their unique cellphone dialog with Kang after the allegation, the assertion, and the flight cancelation all unfolded. In the recording, Kang will be heard denying having abused Jaehan and different members.
Kang: Oh, no. Not in any respect. Who raised voices?
Kang: It’s simply that in entrance of the resort elevators, Jaehan stored falling to his toes. And I needed to cross out proper then and there, too.
Kang: I used to be simply dissatisfied in how he was appearing, that’s all.
Kang: I did ask the members in the event that they ever thought to maintain me [like that].
Regarding the preliminary tweet that referred to as consideration to the scenario, Kang claimed that it comes from the administration’s “anti.”
Look into the one who uploaded the recording. You’ll see that they’ve all the time been very in opposition to the administration. (Censored title) is the one who retweeted. I do know that (Censored title) is Hwichan’s fan.
But you’ll see while you look by way of the feedback or the members’ reside broadcasts. The administration has all the time been praised for taking excellent care of the members. They all speak about how good we’re! Like, right here’s the factor. I normally converse in honorifics to the members. I may even present you all of the KakaoTalk messages that I’ve going with the members.
— CEO Kang Seong Hee
Regardless of what has been captured on video, Kang stays adamant that she has by no means, ever abused the members.
I used to be solely asking them in the event that they ever thought to maintain me after I was feeling down. Or after I was handed out. I used to be struggling, too. Me, abusing the members? No means.
— CEO Kang Seong Hee
In an official assertion launched to Korean media shops quickly after the preliminary voice recording circulated on-line, Spire Entertainment claimed that the administration and OMEGA X have since resolved all onerous emotions and agreed to maneuver ahead.
Please word that we stored speaking after dinner. And Spire Entertainment and the members have since resolved all onerous emotions. We have concluded to proceed shifting ahead collectively, all of the whereas being extra thoughtful towards each other.
This previous month on tour, getting to satisfy the followers from all around the globe who love and assist the members, has been an inarguably significant time for each OMEGA X and the managing workforce at Spire Entertainment. And whereas we’ve got tried every part in our powers to maintain our guarantees with the followers, we apologize for having triggered such concern in the long run.
Spire Entertainment wish to thank the followers once more for wholeheartedly supporting OMEGA X. As the title ‘OMEGA X’ suggests, the group will proceed to share and create precious moments from the start to the tip; And we, because the administration, promise to guard each OMEGA X and the followers by way of these moments.
Again, we prolong our sincerest apologies for the scenario.
— Spire Entertainment
OMEGA X followers, nonetheless, are demanding a greater apology—in addition to Kang taking full accountability for the mistreatment of Jaehan and different members.
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