Controversy Surrounds “K-Pop Star 3” Contestant for Being a School Bully

The newly kicked-off “K-Pop Star 3” is already facing hardships as a controversy has started to surround a particular contestant.

After “K-Pop Star 3” premiered on November 24, the official “K-Pop Star” viewer’s forum as well as many online community sites have been pouring with requests to have a certain contestant, “A,” get put off the show.

Many of the posts say that “A” was part of a school gang. “Contestant ‘A’ is known to be a school bully and was even expelled. She has done strange things in the past such as post photos of hurting herself on her SNS account,” reads one of the posts.

“A” has been passed by all three judges, Park Jin Young, Yang Hyun Suk and Yoo Hee Yeol, attracting quite a lot of attention. It has been known that “A” is said to be 16-year-old Kim Eun Joo.

On November 25, spoke with an SBS rep who said, “We are looking into this situation right now,” and declined to further comment.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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