CLC was able to pick up an award at the 2019 Soribada Best K-Music Awards (2019 SOBA) just a few hours ago, but an incident that happened before the show has put a damper on Cheshires’ spirits, and many are hoping for a statement from the company.
In a video that was taken backstage at the 2019 SOBA, Seungyeon can be seen walking down a hallway near the area where photos were being taken. As she approaches a room, a man, who fans believe to be a staff member of some sort whether he is from Cube Entertainment or 2019 SOBA, appears.
The man seemed to have timed his opening of the door perfectly with the woman’s approach. He grabs her and can be seen making two violent pushing motion in her direction.
I don’t care if you’re a Cheshire or not …if you care about the safety of women in the Kpop industry blow this up so we can get a statement. People are now trying to “speculate” if he pushed her or not which isn’t the point. @cubeunited @CUBECLC pic.twitter.com/jv6d4WMsRK
— VIVI RAPPER (@viviethereal) August 22, 2019
Following the exchange, both people remain out of sight from the camera for a few seconds, before Seungyeon could be seen waking back towards the direction of the camera, talking to someone on her cell phone.
Cheshires around the world are voicing their displeasure with Cube Entertainment for letting something like this happen, and are demanding an explanation.
Please spread and help us contact @cubeunited and @Soribada about this video and hopefully get an explanation about what appears to be Seungyeon from CLC being violently shoved by a staff member backstage at the Soribada Awards. This is not okay 🙁 pic.twitter.com/7FXj9C7V6d
— Ryan 💿 (@CrystyleMeth) August 22, 2019
idk if he's her friend, part of the staff or whatever but the way he treated her isn't right at all and idgaf if you hate clc or seungyeon but no one deserves to be treated like that and hopefully some other video will come out and make things clear bc i want my girls to be ok
— zara (@yenxjen) August 22, 2019
basically what happened is seungyeon (from clc) is walking towards the door & a guy comes out (maybe a staff member?) & it looks like she looks down? & out of frame it looks like he pushed her pic.twitter.com/SL1Zigk2De
— valie (@Iuvsaerom) August 22, 2019
— 체셔,The CheshireCat (@arishia_chan) August 22, 2019
EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED TO SEUNGYEON!😡😡😡
— Zen💛JIN💜CLC 🐱❤️ (@zen_masaki) August 22, 2019
However, others believe that there were no ill intentions to be had in the exchange.
If Seungyeon was hurt by staff, then she already reported it on call and people already know.
But afterwards seungyeon seems fine, and so it could be taken out of context? We don’t know the full story..
Anyways here’s the full video. pic.twitter.com/rYceANzjvC
— CLC WORLDWIDE (@clc_worldwide) August 22, 2019
Can't you see she tickled him and he acted as reflex a normal person do
Its just a bad angle , and yall thought that any man can touch her in offence
Watch video few more times before coming at me
— Chiju Chimbap (@pang_chimbap) August 22, 2019
Guys, my friend analyzed the video, she's a fan of clc, she says, that it looks like that the guy was trying to remove the bear from Seungyeon's hands, and that it looks like she pushed it back… I think it makes sense because she comebacks without the bear https://t.co/xSeawtNIzO
— amanda (@jenlisasdaugh) August 22, 2019