Pledis Entertainment girl group PRISTIN has been promoting in a variety of formats recently, whether it was 9 members or a 5 member unit in PRISTIN V. The group has not promoted as a full group since October 12, 2017, almost exactly 1 year ago when Kyla announced her hiatus due to health issues.
She was spotted around 1 month ago with family and friends at an amusement park, but netizens were quick to attack her for her alleged weight gain.
She has since been spotted again in public, but this time working at a carnival as a vendor, collecting money for one of numerous games at a carnival (sometimes referred to as a carnie).
프리스틴 막내 카일라 지금 미국에서 티켓셀러 일 하고 있다고 함… 영상 출처는 웨이보 pic.twitter.com/VHdYQYFAfA
— Gru4IfbKlfU (@Gru4IfbKlfU) October 16, 2018
The video, which first surfaced on Weibo, stated that Kyla was spotted working at a carnival in Los Angeles.
Netizens were quick to attack her with hate comments once again, but others were just as eager to defend her.
- How could she become fat like this?
- Her life has turned upside down.
- She is still fat.
- How can you say she is fat, is she eating your family’s food? Why do you care so much about her body?
- But her face is still pretty.
- I heard she was sick and taking medicine, I don’t know if this is right.
- This is really the fault of the agency, just let her go.
International fans were also quick to defend their group’s artist and request action from Pledis Entertainment, and even Kyla herself on whether she wants to continue with the group.
If that is actually Kyla working…… why is Pledis not saying anything, it hurts that the girls who SLAYED so many rookie awards just pushed back into silence just like that
— PRISTIN (@17BA3S) October 16, 2018
knetz fuckin ruined kyla’s life for nothing ! all of that slander and pristin is probably never coming back thanks to pledis being full of shit , all of those talented girls now thrown to the side … pledis is really fuckin terrible lmao i cant believe they did it a THIRD time
— 𝑚𝑖𝑚𝑖 | 𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘶𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘶 𝘪𝘯 📌 (@pastryvivi) October 16, 2018
i don’t even wanna retweet the video because it’s so sad but all i have to say is kyla should make an official decision on whether or not she wants to continue with PRISTIN because her hiatus is effecting the careers of 9 other girls that deserve to promote
— nicole nico nii (@slaysica) October 16, 2018
why do people even care if Kyla has a job??? pledis obviously isn’t giving pristin a schedule so what do you want the girls to do, just sit around and rot?
— imani 🥛 meiqi (@namyunit) October 16, 2018
Ok first Kyla got fat-shamed now they're taunting her because she's (allegedly) having a part time job at a local fair? I'm just pissed over the treatment she's getting. Pristin deserved better. Pledis should never do girl groups if they'll just manage them poorly.
— #ᴅᴀʀᴛʜᴠɪᴠɪ (@phvntxsm) October 16, 2018