Fans of the K-pop girl group DIA (다이아) couldn’t believe their eyes after they discovered that former member Somyi (안솜이) is now working as a broadcast jockey (BJ) for NSFW content. As if that wasn’t shocking enough, it was revealed that her contract with her agency Pocketdol Entertainment had been terminated back in November 2021, just a few months after her adult streaming debut.
Recently, one netizen, who claimed to be a longtime supporter of the 21-year-old idol, posted a series of statements on Twitter, which has started to garner sympathy from fellow online community users. The user, @cathyextol, shed light on Somyi’s new job as an adult streamer, while expressing her frustration about her bias’ shocking career change.
In one of her tweets, the fan revealed that she was in attendance at one of DIA’s fan meetings and even collected the photo cards of Somyi. This netizen then confessed she was utterly “shocked and deeply disappointed” after finding out that the former girl group member had debuted as a BJ for adult content on PandaTV. For those who don’t know, the site mainly produces raunchy, mature content.
“I had a f**king realisation and want to give up on everything. I was worried she (Somyi) got hurt when people would say she was ugly on V Live. But now, she’s smiling and laughing at the guys with revealing clothes on (while streaming online),” the Twitter user expressed.
The fan’s ranting didn’t stop there! In her long post, she also expressed her regret about how her “time and money have gone to waste” on the girl group’s showcases, fan meetings and also on Somyi’s photo cards.
“She would do the ‘Zero Two’ dance if you give her just 30,000 KRW (~RM105), then why did I go to her showcases and fans sign events? F**k, I feel like I wasted time and money, it’s driving me crazy. I bought her photo card for 20,000 KRW (~RM70), and to think I was carrying around a photo card of a PandaTV BJ during my innocent high school years…” the fan tweeted.
The disheartened DIA fan concluded her statement with a direct message for the “Will You Go Out With Me” singer. She said, “Unnie (Sis), can you just get a certificate in computer application or prepare for the public worker exam. I’m so so embarrassed. Please go to college even if it takes you four or five times. I’m so embarrassed (knowing that) I was an avid fan of someone doing BJ for adult content.”
The DIA fan’s Twitter posts were later shared in an online community platform, with many netizens chiming in with their thoughts on the situation as well. Some commented that the idol is free to do whatever she wants since it’s her life. On the contrary, there were also some who thought it was unfair for her fans.
Here are some of the highlighted comments shared by netizens:
- “If she was able to be successful as a celebrity she would have continued.”
- “She couldn’t earn money (as an idol), so she found herself another job.”
- “If you’re really a fan, you should just support her.”
- “Sigh, she shouldn’t have embarrassed someone who liked her. I feel so bad for the fan.”
- Honestly, I would feel the same way…it was probably worse if she liked her a lot…I feel so bad…”
- “I feel like the least she could’ve done is not cause embarrassment to those who liked her.”
Will you still be supporting Somyi in her new career venture?