Nam Joo Hyuk made headlines this week after he was accused of bullying by a classmate of him in the past. Following this, the Korean actor’s agency, Management SOOP, quickly denied the claims. In their statement, they also revealed that they will be taking strict legal action against the accuser.
With the recent controversy involving the actor, people have begun shifting their attention to the controversial YouTube channel known as “Sojang”. For the unversed, the YouTuber has been infamous for their controversial videos, mostly targeting K-pop idols and celebs. In many cases, they would bring up malicious rumours about the artists without providing any solid evidence.
For context, “Sojang” uploaded a video called “Nam Joo Hyuk’s Nasty Personality” over the weekend, and began posting slanderous remarks against him. They talked about how Joo Hyuk used to be so close with actors Ji Soo and Lee Sung Kyung. In this case, the YouTuber claimed that the trio have several things in common. Apparently, both Ji Soo and Sung Kyung were also swept up in school bullying accusations in the past.
The YouTube channel went on and pointed out instances in which Joo Hyuk would be extremely rude tothose around him and act differently around certain groups of people. In particular, according to “Sojang”, the 28-year-old would treat those who are popular nicely, but rude to those who are unpopular.
However, many netizens were infuriated as “Sojang” posted another video which talks about Joo Hyuk’s alleged bullying scandal. Most of them criticised the channel for causing trouble, and called for the admin to be sued. In fact, there were also some who claimed that the person behind the YouTube channel is actually a woman in her 40s. Read some of the highlighted comments below:
- “I hope she gets sued.”
- “It’s a known fact that Joo Hyuk used to play sports and sleep in school. So no one really believes in this rumour this time.”
- “This isn’t the YouTuber’s first time being sued. She was always let go through a summary indictment.”
- “She really chose the wrong person this time, Nam Joo Hyuk’s past is so well known already.”
- “The only ‘evidence’ they uploaded was a school graduation book, LOL.”
At the same time, there were also others who praised the actor’s agency for their swift action in addressing the matter. For those who are interested, you can read their full statement here: