Concerned parent asks aespa fan to delete post naming students involved in groping incident

An aespa fan alleges that the parent of a student involved in the Gyeongbok School controversy asked them to delete a post about the groping incident


                            Concerned parent asks aespa fan to delete post naming students involved in groping incident
A fan of aespa calls out the parent who allegedly texted them asking them to take down the viral post about their son who was involved in the Gyeongbok High School controversy (Roger Kisby/Getty Images)
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It seems like things are getting out of hand for the students involved in the harassment and groping incident that took place with SM Entertainment girl group aespa (Aespa) who attended the 101st-anniversary event of Gyeongbok (Kyungbock) High School on May 2. It was reported that the four members of the group were sent to the high school without relevant security as only their manager - who is also a female - was seen protecting the girls who were being mobbed by male students.

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Photos and videos leaked from the event also revealed that the members were groped and touched without their consent while lewd comments were being passed about them. The school board initially tried to wash their hands off the situation but later apologized by taking into consideration the plight of the aespa members who had to go through the traumatizing experience. Gyeongbok All-boys High School also reported that they were trying to educate their students and sensitize them towards women.

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An aespa fan is asked to take down their post

The second apology from Gyeongbok High School seemed to have been taken well by fans who have finally received some closure to the ongoing issue. However, some Korean fans of the girl group took it upon themselves to highlight the gravity of the incident. One such fan reported having been reached out by an alleged parent of the student involved in the issue. The fan posted on social media that a parent had reached out to them and asked them to take down the post highlighting the real names of the students involved in the incident.

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The enraged fan countered the parent, “This is very embarrassing. Is your family so important to you over the safety of women? The only thing aespa members received in return for their performance was sexual harassment.” The fan added, “Have you ever thought of the members who went through that? How can you be so shameless and selfish? Why is your child afraid of a situation he created?”

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The fan responds to the parent of the culprit who was involved in the groping and harassment controversy at Gyeongbok High School (Twitter)

 

While there is no certainty about the authenticity of the message, fans of aespa believe that it is highly likely that the parents of the students would want to take attention away from their children after the incident went viral internationally. The fan revealed that the message from the parent read, “This is the student’s family member who is involved in the Gyeongbok High School controversy. The post you posted (related to aespa) is so influential and viral that when it is being retweeted the name of my child is being brought up online.”

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An alleged parent of the culprit who was involved in the groping and harassment controversy at Gyeongbok High School texts an aespa fan asking them to take down their post (Twitter)

The parent allegedly expressed their concern saying, “While my child is reflecting on his actions, he is very afraid so much so that he is receiving psychological treatment for his trauma. We as a family are not able to sleep out of fear. I know it's not a situation where I can ask you to take down the post, but please do.”

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