In the midst of the growing bullying allegations made against Korean stars is another alleged story. This time, the classmate is defending (G)I-DLE‘s Soojin and the bullying accusations against her.

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(G)I-DLE’s Soojin | SE Daily Star

A netizen claiming to be a former classmate of Soojin has stepped forward with their story. This alleged former classmate’s story reveals that the (G)I-DLE member was actually a victim of bullying and that she never really crossed paths with actress, Seo Shin Ae.

You’re claiming that Soojin and a group of kids did it (bully)?

If the alleged victim’s claims are real, then the part about the bullying is probably true, but I’m positive that Soojin didn’t do it. Kim X Bin, Kim X Joo and Kang X Bin are a few kids who were close (to Soojin) during our second year of middle school. Soojin started becoming distant from them and she got bullied by them. Seo Shin Ae transferred to our school during this year.

Soojin became distant from that group during our first semester of our second year. After that, she joined my class and we grew closer. I would go around with Soojin and Kim X Bin found out about it. They approached me after finding out that I was hanging out with Soojin and told me something that I will never forget.

— Alleged former classmate

They continued with the story by revealing that Soojin was actually a victim of bullying.

They asked me, ‘How come you hang out with her (Soojin)? Don’t hang out with her.’ Since Soojin wasn’t a part of their group anymore, they wanted me to stop hanging out with her too…I decided to keep hanging out with her, but they would always keep an eye out and side eye me.

I think they thought they were something because they were our sunbaes, but they kept side eyeing Soojin and telling people not to associate themselves with her. It was from that moment that her and I stayed close to one another and became friends.

After that, we remained in the same class and she kept hanging with me. Everyone who went to our middle school knows this.

— Alleged former classmate

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The classmate continued their testimony by debunking the rumors surrounding Soojin and Seo Shin Ae’s graduation. They also reiterated that Soojin never bullied the actress.

On top of all that, I want to mention the letter that Seo Shin Ae’s mother wrote at our graduation.

Soojin and Seo Shin Ae were in different classrooms on different floors. Soojin was in classroom 3-2 on the second floor and Seo Shin Ae was in classroom 3-5, which was on the third floor. Their graduations were done separately on their respective floors.

There are people who are asking, ‘don’t you know about the letter?’ I want talk about that. The original poster doesn’t know about it, no one knows about it. During our graduation, Soojin was next to me the whole time. Soojin and I don’t know about it.

— Alleged Former Classmate

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Actress Seo Shin Ae | @seoshinae/Instagram

They concluded their post by reiterating that Soojin never bullied Seo Shin Ae and that they wanted to debunk the rumors surrounding the (G)I-DLE member.

I never hung out with the group of kids nor was I ever close to them. To reiterate, I’m writing these words not because of the alleged victims. Soojin never inflicted school violence upon Seo Shin Ae. When Seo Shin Ae transferred to our school, she hung out with me. The group of kids never looked at her and laughed at her. To the best of my knowledge, I am refuting the false and exaggerated rumors. Even if the alleged victim were to ask me about the testimonies, I have no problem answering those questions. I wrote this to the best of my knowledge.

Thank you for reading this long post.

— Alleged former classmate