HYBE Labels has officially launched its brand-new documentary, titled “The World Is My Oyster”. The YouTube series takes fans into what went on behind the scenes throughout the process of debuting their new girl group, Le Sserafim (르세라핌). In case you missed it, the third episode of the documentary series is now available on HYBE’s YouTube channel.
In the video, HYBE’s artiste management team leader Kim Hyeong Eun had brought the topic of diet control and self-management to the members. He told the girls, “Those who have debuted before (referring to former IZ*ONE members Sakura and Chaewon) would know how important self-management is when an artiste is promoting. Unfortunately, I do not think you were at one hundred percent in that aspect.”
He added by saying, “As a company, we will do our best to provide you with the best means, but in the end, self-management is all up to you. I think you need time to rethink how important this is and for you strictly manage yourselves,” emphasising that all the members needed to shed some more pounds.
Upon hearing this, one of the members, Miyawaki Sakura, began shedding tears. The Japanese idol said, “I am a bit upset. We’ve been working so hard. I don’t want us to be stressed out over something like this. I’ve seen all the members struggle and be criticised for these things. I think we’ll have to bite the bullet and try really hard, much harder.”
Team leader Kim Chaewon also expressed her opinions on the matter. “I agree. I wouldn’t have any problems with members having different meal plans. It’s nothing to upset about. It’s all for our own good, so I don’t think we would mind,” the former IZ*ONE member said.
Nonetheless, many fans gave dividing remarks about this. Most of them took to the comments section to put the company on blast. One commenter wrote, “(The girls) are already so thin, how is (the company) continuing to nag them about weight loss?” Another added, “Stop starving these idols. They’re too skinny as it is.”
Watch the full video here: