M.I.B’s Kangnam: “I Was Bullied in Kindergarten for Being Short and Half-Korean”


Hip-hop group M.I.B‘s Kangnam has opened up about his difficult past as the victim of bullying.

TV personalities Hong Jin Ho and Jo Se Ho were guests on the November 23 episode of JTBC’s new talk show, “Inside Story Salon,” which is hosted by Kangnam, Yoon Jung Shin, Jin Jung Kwon, and Jang Dong Min.

In this episode, the MCs and guests talked about crowd psychology, and how people change when surrounded and influenced by others. As they were discussing bullying, Kangnam confessed, “No matter if you are in Korea or Japan, bullying is the same. I got hit multiple times in kindergarten.”

“I was short, I had a small frame, and furthermore, I was half-Korean. I got hit a lot. It got to the point where my bones were about to break,” Kangnam explained.

“Because of that, my mother cried a lot,” he added, revealing how his heartbreaking experience also affected his family.

Meanwhile, “Inside Story Salon” airs on Sundays at 9:40 p.m.