Will Stray Kids' fans BLOCK Kim Woojin followers? Ex-member launches CUBS fandom on K-pop band's debut date

Kim Woojin, who was one of the vocalists of Stray Kids left JYP Entertainment and the K-pop group in 2019 citing personal reasons


                            Will Stray Kids' fans BLOCK Kim Woojin followers? Ex-member launches CUBS fandom on K-pop band's debut date
K-pop star Kim Woojin faces backlash after revealing his fandom name on the debut date of former group Stray Kids (Instagram/Kim Woojin)

Former Stray Kids member Kim Woojin fans are being threatened by Stays as Stray Kids fans are called for the K-pop artist’s decision to release the fandom name on the official debut date of Stray Kids. On March 25, Kim Woojin announced his fandom name to be ‘CUBS’ with a message that said, “Hi CUBS! 🐻 I'm excited to meet you!” The singer’s decision to introduce the fandom name on the same day as Syray Kids’ debut drew a lot of criticism from the fans of Stray Kids.

Kim Woojin who was one of the vocalists of Stray Kids left JYP Entertainment and the K-pop group on October 27th, 2019 citing personal reasons. The 24-year-old debuted as a solo artist with 10X entertainment in 2021 and also released a visual film ‘Reflection’. 10X Entertainment also released a statement after the singer joined the agency regarding the allegations that were made against him. The agency stated that the false rumors against the K-pop crooner were being shared by antis residing in Brazil.

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Stray Kids fans slammed Woojin for choosing the debut date of Stray Kids

Stray Kids fans have taken it to social media to express their disapproval of Woojin’s decision of choosing the same date as the debut of Stray Kids. "A fan outraged, tw // kwj , kim woojin no bc what the fuck i dont give a flying f*ck if woojin was innocent not only did he handle it unprofessionally, HE ANNOUNCED HIS FANDOM NAME KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT DAY IT IS TODAY and its pissing me tf off!" Another said, "tw// kim woojin the audacity of kwj to announce his fandom name on the same day as his former group's anniversary is sickening." A fan slammed the newly formed fandom saying, "if you are a cub or a kim woojin supporter/defender i hate you so please unfollow me. you can even block me if you want because my account is not a safe space for you. this is for your own good."



 



 



 

Woojin fans have backed the singer sharing clarifications on what happened as put forth by 10X Entertainment. A fan wrote, "For everyone wondering what’s going on: Kim Woojin has been proven innocent and he was framed by an anti-fan from Brazil. All the rumours including the “b/ulling” were fake as they were only created to defame Kim Woojin & the antis used the old ot9 videos to manipulate fans."



 

Earlier Kim Woojin also appeared in an Instagram live to have a heart to heart with fans where he expressed how difficult it was for him to tackle rumors and false sexual harassment allegations. He said, "It was true that it was very difficult when I first received rumor damage." and added, “I learned that it is not easy to clarify that it is not true." The statement from 10X Entertainment said,  "Based on communication records and various data, Kim Woo-jin did not visit the place on that date." In the course of an investigation by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Department and the legal representative, it was revealed that the disclosure was a false disclosure conducted by an anti-fan residing in Brazil by stealing photos of other ordinary people without permission.

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