So I was watching the flawless and life giving On The Run Tour when this popped off, so I could not pay attention to it. Beyonce and Jay Z are more important that K Pop. When it was over, I thankfully was able to quickly find a link to the new story.
So Junyoung of the group Z:EA has gone on twitter and posted a long ass rant (of course made of various tweets) against his CEO…of Star Empire
Let’s just…read this.
Of course after the jump
Everyone, you know I love you right? My profile photo is of the Japanese athlete, Tanaka, who made our ZE:A’s Taeheon hurt. I want to hate him a lot.. But I felt against that professionals and amateurs are different. Was it two years ago? I went into KBS’ “Dream Team” and broke my leg. If only I didn’t have this metal pin in my leg..
Even if I get hit 10 times, break my nose and fracture my face, I want to hit him at least once.. But.. I heard that it is his last match.. I calm my heart once again today with a sigh.. Anyways, he will not forget his last match. That fighter faced Korean idol group ZE:A and retired cooly. Taeheon’s surgery went well and he’s now out of the hospital. And now it might be late.. but I send him applause. Fighter Tanaka, please live happily. I think you must know your last match was not that sweet.
I hope you know that loss became a sea of tears for someone, and that a lot of people were sacrificed.. Since you are a professional and a man, I hope you know. From now on, I will live like a man. I watched the match and I felt a lot of things. I spilled tears, and I think I know what a man is.
The photo is of the entrance, and I shouldn’t have smiled. Ha… I’m bitter. Today, if you are a fan or just anyone else and you watched the match, you’ll understand. From now on, since I’m a man, I’ll live my life through my heart.
Ah, and it would have been nice if while Taeheon was bleeding, I asked Tanaka to stop because I was the leader, I was his friend, and I was a member who loved him, because we had a concert the next day.. But this is broadcast, right..? I guess you wanted to air him bleeding even more. Since it’s the broadcast.. Ha..
Would you have still done it if Taeheon, I, ZE:A’s fans, or the other members were your children? Today, as always, I spent all night just sighing.
From now on, I’ll communicate and let the public know everything I’ve been keeping in my heart, what I saw with my eyes and the life I felt through my tears. Please follow me, everyone. I ask especially for reporters to follow me. I’ll hint and promise that my SNS will be the place for me to cry out about all the unfairness. From now on, I’ll live like a human and a man. I won’t pass by if I see unjustness. I shouldn’t keep it all in. All that came back to me were useless curses and the depression that trapped me.
There’s nothing long to be said. I believe that a true leader, a true king, and a true sincere person should know how to listen to the cries of his people. I can’t be trickily like a fox, but I will live justly like a lion. No, that’s just my style, I won’t hide it.
I will show you what a true leader is, what true sacrifice is, and I’ll show you how tears turn to fury. I’m not joking, from now on, fun things will happen. If my Twitter account gets deleted, or muted, you can take that to mean that I am being pressured by that kind of influence. But, I’ll break it all. ^^
Sincerity and truth can connect and move hearts.. and also manipulate it. Now, I will ask the world my first question. Star Empire’s President, Shin Joo Hak, that I really trusted and loved… Is your conscience clear?
I cried and asked you.. CEO Shin Joo Hak… I asked you not to cross the line.. You crossed the line that you shouldn’t have and now you must deal with it. My lid is open. I have dealt with [everything], from hair loss to depression. Be prepared… President, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. All I wanted was a warm word.
You always said be a man.. be a man.. I’ll show you what it really means to live as a man. I’m not Jesus, but I’m a child of God, and I’ll trust in God and start war. I’ve even tried to [commit suicide].. and I saw my parents crying tears of blood in front of the family that I loved.
President Shin, [cry] the same tears. Why? It was so unfair and I was getting so weak and ugly.. but I was a man, so I decided I’d die before I got even more ugly.
My fans, my parents and the parents of the 9 members, and everyone in the world. Why do you think CEO Shin Joo Hak raised me as a killer? Now, I’ll return it back to you. Be prepared. Staring tomorrow, I will be uploading data. No, I’ll explode it. Do you remember when I asked if you were laughing at me?
I’ll let you know how it feels like for that laugh to turn to horror. You called us your children, right? Your sons? Now, let me ask you the first question. All the money that the 9 [members] made bleeding and crying.. Where did it all go? Reply with your hand on your heart.
I’ll finish here today.. You said you were the company’s owner and CEO and you yelled at me to respect you right? I’ll respect you.. I grit my teeth today as well and I’ll stand back. Have a nice day.. CEO.. Why did you do this to me? I asked.. I asked you to please stop.
Ah.. And I forgot something. If you threaten to try to buy out the rest of the 8 ZE:A members, I will do the same back to you. I’m prepared to break that as well, so stop, president. I’m not going to bear it any longer.
Those kids.. ZE:A.. They’re my children. I’m the only child, and I was so lonely, and they became like brothers to me.. Don’t touch them.. They’re mine. Don’t take anything away from me anymore. I’ll become a killer to protect my members and our fans.. God, please help me, and listen to my prayers.
From now on, I’ll fight to protect my people. Lord.. Please forgive me for having such bad thoughts and acting badly for a bit.. as much as I believe in you, believe in me.. and I will work to clear the blame of the singers who are being unfairly blamed. Amen..
There is so much going on right now…
For everyone that doesn’t want to sit and read this.
- Junyoung is mad that his member Taeheon got hurt in his MMA debut fight. Now it is not Tanaka’s fault he did his job, yet some of that anger is directed toward the fighter.
- He blames a lot of people (but most of it feels like guilt for not stopping it, being there)
- He then proceeds to drag his CEO, and tells him to square up
- All ending with an Amen and care for his other members.
Now I am not surprised when I found out what company he was under (which was after I looked up who/what exactly is ZE:A).
Star Empire is…well they are trash. How am I so confident in this statement? Well there is something called the 9 Muses documentary (which you can find on youtube). Of course the overall treatment that those ladies endured during training was not out of the ordinary. But…it just felt…cheap…especially in how they spoke to those girls.
Once again, I don’t doubt that 9 Muses is the norm…but…I don’t know.
It also doesn’t help that several members of 9M have left. I think there is only one “original” member left.
Anyway, I’m not exactly jumping for joy with this. Junyoung doesn’t sound there. He admitted to depression and an attempt at suicide. Now I would like to believe that he had gotten the proper help to get him in a better place mentally/emotionally . But I know it’s best to doubt that. And this rant is more than enough to make me think otherwise. However he could be truly in the right state of mind and is just so fucking done…he really ready to take action.
There is also the issue that this information is more than likely not going to be entertaining. This isn’t some dating scandal, or the company hiding weed, or denying plastic surgery. This is the dark part of K Pop that we talk about, but rarely do we truly get to see. We see it from the outskirts with JYJ and…well basically most of SM. Unfortunately something like this would more than likely be damaging for the victims involved (anyone who trained, debuted)
I don’t know…this all seems so..fucked. Like it’s nothing but fucked. I mean yay to actual exposing of the shit these people go through, but…then what happens after that? The aftermath is going to be bad for sure, especially since these people (Nine Muses and ZE:a) have something of a career? Will they pack up and be able to relocate?