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OMEGA X Fans Urge Spire Entertainment Chairman To Resign Following CEO’s Alleged Step Down

OMEGA X followers (FOR X) urge Spire Entertainment Chairman Hwang Seong Woo, husband of abusive CEO Kang Seong Hee, to resign after she allegedly stepped down from her place.

Spire Entertainment CEO Kang Seong Hee (left) and Chairman Hwang Seong Woo (proper) | @sunghee_kang_/Instagram

Throughout the previous few months, FOR X (OMEGA X’s fandom) have grow to be more and more involved for the members. In August, OMEGA X have been seemingly banned from utilizing their social media. After that, the group carried out their tour of North America, 2022 OMEGA X WORLD TOUR [CONNECT: Don’t give up], which was additionally fraught with points.

OMEGA X | @OmegaX_official/Twitter

After the tour wrapped with OMEGA X’s closing present in Los Angeles, FOR X reported witnessing the members being verbally and bodily abused by Spire Entertainment‘s CEO, Kang Seong Hee.

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 arms have been shaking a lot. They have been being hit proper in entrance of me however I couldn’t do something.

— @hwi_418

CEO Kang Seong Hee: What have you ever guys completed for me? Did you deal with me once I was having a tough time?

CEO Kang Seong Hee: Stop?

Member: [inaudible]… it was proper…

CEO Kang Seong Hee: Who do you suppose you might be? Who do you suppose you might be?

Member: [A member] goes to faint.

CEO Kang Seong Hee: I’ve already fainted earlier than!

*sound of somebody falling down*

Member: Oh!

CEO Kang Seong Hee: Get up! Now!

Member: What are you doing?!

*sound of a thud*

*sound of somebody crying*

Spire Entertainment addressed the problem in an announcement, claiming that “voices were raised” throughout a tour dialogue between the administration and the members.

Following the month-long tour, which started in Guadalajara, Mexico, on September 16 and led to LA, USA, on October 22, we had a celebratory team-wide dinner. The dialog, which has circulated on-line by way of social media, was recorded at that dinner.

At the time, having accomplished all legs of the tour, the OMEGA X members and Spire Entertainment staff have been discussing the laborious work that went into the live shows, in addition to the long run that’s to return. During this dialogue, we additionally talked about sure moments that precipitated disappointments in each other. And in doing so, the dialog bought heated, and voices have been raised.

— Spire Entertainment

| @omegax_official/Instagram

Additionally, SBS News reported an unique assertion from CEO Kang Seong Hee herself by which she addressed the abuse however defended her actions.

It’s a one-sided allegation began by an anti-fan who’s hostile towards the administration.

I used to be exhausted as a result of I’ve been up for a number of nights in a row. I even had a bloody nostril as a result of I used to be so drained. But the members didn’t suppose to make me really feel higher. They didn’t care about me. So I felt upset and acted out of disappointment.

Usually, I’m extraordinarily well mannered towards the members. I even use honorifics once I discuss to them.

— Spire Entertainment CEO Kang Seong Hee

CEO Kang | @sunghee_kang_/Instagram

Since then, Spire Entertainment warranted extra backlash after a video was launched by SBS that confirmed Kang Seong Hee verbally abusing after which bodily assaulting chief Jaehan, who gave the impression to be having a panic assault. The assaults towards the members continued even at their lodge, and extra witnesses reported extra cases of mistreatment.

According to an official from the leisure business, the OMEGA X members have been receiving therapy for psychological shock from the abuse they’ve suffered since their return to Korea from L.A. They have returned to obtain each relaxation and therapy at their very own properties fairly than Spire Entertainment’s dorms after they paid their very own means. Following the publicized abuse, Kang canceled the entire members’ flight tickets to Korea.

The most cost-effective flight from Los Angeles to Seoul for that point was ₩975,000 KRW (about $675 USD). The most cost-effective nonstop flight was virtually 50% costlier at ₩1.33 million KRW (about $920 USD).

All their actions have been canceled in the intervening time, too, however recently, OMEGA X created a new Instagram account whereas on one more social media ban to talk concerning the present state of affairs with FOR X (OMEGA X’s fandom). It seems that members have made the account whatever the memorandum they signed that said they must take “civil and criminal responsibility if uploading to social media without the agency’s consent.” They even used fan-created hashtags supposed to assist unfold consciousness of the abuse that OMEGA X has confronted by the hands of the corporate. Previously, Spire Entertainment created a brand new Instagram account too.

Hello. We created this small communication house to convey the present state of affairs relating to the problems which have occurred to us and to thank the followers who love and help us. According to Spire Entertainment, we now have all signed a memorandum stating that we’ll take civil and prison duty if importing to SNS with out consulting the corporate. We ask on your understanding that though we needed to speak with the followers as quickly as attainable, we needed to be very cautious.

We have had completely happy instances since our group actions but in addition needed to endure some painful instances. When our state of affairs grew to become recognized to the general public, we have been anxious that what we had achieved up to now can be in useless. But now we now have put our fears behind us and determined to be courageous.

The eleven members have determined to get again up and never hand over on our desires and take this as our second alternative. The driving pressure that allowed us to problem ourselves and keep on with our plans was the followers who waited, believed, and supported us. It was due to our followers that we have been in a position to survive two years.

Although there have been days once we needed to cry as a result of the company was mistreating us, remembering our followers’ shouts and studying your messages earlier than going to sleep was the one power that saved us going.

From now on, we’ll proceed transferring ahead towards our desires as we all the time have. We will stand in entrance of our followers once more with good music and performances. The eleven members have the identical purpose, and the followers have the identical desires as us, and it’s one thing that’s the most valuable to us that we don’t wish to lose once more.

We apologize for the delay, and we all know that many individuals have been worrying and ready for us. Thank you for studying the reality that we took the braveness to put up. Thank you. From OX. #오메가엑스 #OMEGAX #PROTECTOMEGAX


After weeks of FOR X urging Spire Entertainment to do one thing, deal with the problems, and let CEO Kang go, Spire Entertainment lastly issued an apology, and Kang resigned from her place as CEO of the company.

Hello. This is Spire Entertainment. More than something, we bow our heads in apology to the followers who’ve treasured the OMEGA X members, in addition to the members themselves and their dad and mom, who have been damage by this matter.

We additionally sincerely apologize for disappointing everybody by letting the unlucky matter occur, in addition to for the insufficient means that the corporate has been coping with it to date.

Spire Entertainment will bear the duty for all the things relating to this matter. In addition, the CEO that precipitated the unlucky incidents on tour has resigned from the corporate voluntarily.

In the long run, the corporate won’t draw back from however take into consideration all of the criticism and recommendation we now have acquired throughout this time and do our greatest to resolve issues, ensuring such issues don’t occur once more.

In addition, we’ll do all that’s in our energy to stop the members of OMEGA X from experiencing such unlucky issues once more and to create a greater setting for them to deal with their actions as an artist as we proceed to converse with the members.

Thank you

— Spire Entertainment

Still, there are doubts about whether or not or not Kang really has left Spire Entertainment. An leisure official famous, “Since the agency is a family company run jointly by Kang and her partner, there is no choice but to doubt the sincerity of Kang’s voluntary resignation. Also, I know that the members have complained to the agency several times about Kang’s actions before, but they were never fixed.” 

Netizens additionally beforehand uncovered each her and Chairman Hwang’s social media exercise, which is what number of found they have been greater than colleagues. So, understanding their shut connection, it’s laborious to imagine that she continues to be not additionally linked to the corporate. FOR X are declaring the considerations that OMEGA X had additionally reportedly spoken with the company about Kang’s abusive actions earlier than, and it was by no means addressed till it was uncovered to the media by netizens.

Considering Kwang and Kang’s relationship, FOR X imagine that OMEGA X won’t ever really be protected or prosper till each are faraway from Spire Entertainment for good. So, they’re urging the resignation of Chairman Hwang as effectively.

In addition to #PROTECTOMEGAX, hashtags #ForXDemandMore, #ChairmanHwangRESIGN, and #황의장_사퇴해 are trending on Twitter as FOR X proceed to protest for OMEGA X and lift consciousness on the intense subject.

FOR X is trending the hashtags from November 9, 10 PM KST to November 10, 10 PM KST.

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