Korea Singers Association Commemorates Sulli And Shares Hopes For The Future
On October 17, the Korea Singers Association, which was founded in 1957 to establish bonds and protect the rights of singers, released a speech commemorating Sulli.
The statement reads as follows:
As the Korea Singers Association bids farewell to Sulli (Choi Jin Ri).
Today, we hold onto our collapsing hearts as we send away a colleague and junior artist.
After hearing the sad news of Sulli (Choi Jin Ri), who we stood on the same stage with and exchanged greetings with smiles, it was impossible to not ask this question. Why she had to leave our sides, why it wasn’t possible for her to not leave us….. If the job of singing with our hearts and sincerity becomes painful and is a job that requires us to be attacked by others, we will truly let go of singing.
We do not know why Sulli, who is someone’s friend, sister, and daughter before being a singer, had to become the subject of sad news. We should have held onto her more and not let go. No, we should’ve approached her more affectionately.
We feel resentful as we are powerless now and can only pound our chests with the regret biting our tails. The sadness belongs to those remaining. However, we do not plan on holding this sadness of today for a long time.
We will beat the anger to stand up so there will be no colleague, senior artist, or junior artist who is exposed to a tragedy like today’s ever again. We will establish a counseling center within the Korea Singers Association and arrange specific plans for the support of mental health and laws.
In addition, we will expand educational opportunities for cultivation of character and focus further on the well-being of our members to foster an atmosphere of sharing pain and happiness while looking after each other.
Only that can become the answer to the question raised to us by Sulli. And more than anything, we make a strong demand to the government department responsible for leading Korea’s cultural policies.
Recognize your incompetence of not being able to offer a suitable solution despite the recurrence of tragic cases involving those working in culture and arts including our singers, who are the leaders of Hallyu and the flowers of music, and we hope that you will promptly propose a realistic solution.
We once again pray for Sulli to rest in peace, and we wish she will sing to her heart’s desire in that place free from hatred.
With love for Sulli (Choi Jin Ri), Chairman Lee Ja Yeon and all members of the Korea Singers Association.
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