Ha Yeon Soo Receives Apology From Person Who Sexually Harassed Her Online For 7 Years

Ha Yeon Soo has received an apology from a malicious commenter who has been sexually harassing her for the past seven years.

On the early morning of March 13, Ha Yeon Soo stated via Instagram that she was going to sue an online community page from Naver Cafe and posted several screenshots that contained malicious comments and sexual harassment remarks.

Later that day, the owner of the community page apologized to her via direct message, saying, “I am not a fan, but there were many bad comments, so I went too far to change the subject. I never understood people who posted malicious comments and sexual harassment remarks, so I am so ashamed and sorry that I acted like them for a moment.”

After receiving an apology from the owner of the community page, Ha Yeon Soo wrote to the public on her Instagram account, saying, “I am reading all the comments of sympathy, support, and criticism that you sent me in my post about suing a specific cafe page. I sincerely thank you for giving me the attention at such early hours. Earlier this morning, I released a malicious commenter’s message and suggested they they appear on my YouTube channel. Rather than suing them, I wanted to talk to them. I also wanted to ask if they would like to take this opportunity to stop sexual harassment.”

She continued, “I do not know their face, nor do I hate them. But this is the first apology I received in seven years for these acts of sexual harassment. I wonder why I didn’t get an apology until I declared I would sue them. Rather than filing a complaint, I’d like to think about how sexual harassment can be eliminated. Thank you very much for reading this long post and for your warm support.”

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제가 특정 카페를 언급하며 악플러를 고소하겠다는 게시물에 보내주신 많은 공감과 응원의 말씀들, 그리고 비판들을 모두 잘 읽고 있습니다. 새벽녘인데 주무시지도 못하고 주신 다양한 말씀들 모두 진심으로 감사합니다. 오늘 새벽, 악플을 단 분의 메시지를 공개하고, 유튜브 출연을 제안했습니다. 고소보다도 그분과 대화하고 싶었습니다. 또, 이번 일을 계기로 성희롱 근절에 나서주실 마음이 있으신 건지 여쭤보고 싶었습니다. ⠀ 저는 저분의 얼굴조차 모르고, 미워하는 마음은 없습니다. 그러나 이번 사과는 제가 7년간 받은 숱한 성희롱에 대한 첫 사과입니다. 왜 고소하겠다고 나섰을 때야 비로소 사과를 받게 되었는지 생각해봅니다. 고소보다도, 어떻게 하면 성희롱이 사라질 수 있을지에 대해 고민하고 싶습니다. ⠀ 긴 글 읽어주셔서, 또 따뜻하게 응원해주셔서 진심으로 감사합니다.

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