“Produce 101” fans recently worried about the rumor that one of the contestants, Samuel Kim, was allegedly bullied by his classmates. The photos spread on the internet showed that Samuel’s friends at school often made fun of him since he appeared on “Produce 101.” “Produce 101” contestant bullying rumor started when two photos of Samuel Kim allegedly being bullied, leaked online. There were photos and videos showing Samuel carrying textbooks on the stairs while a friend punched him so he had to pick his books up alone. Since his appearance on “Produce 101,” Samuel Kim has always been the subject of talking and mostly jokes. It was reported that lots of his friends mocked his stage name, Punch, and even imitated or made fun of his “Produce 101” introduction. However, according to Allkpop , there’s an indication that the bullying rumor was made up. Another photo of someone giving a middle finger to Samuel has led people to believe that the “Produce 101” contestant bullying rumor was true. However, it turned out that somebody has taken the photo out of context when in fact, it was just a photo Samuel’s friend uploaded as a joke. A screenshot of an online
It seems like the feud between T-ara and their former member Hwayoung is not over yet. With bashers flooding her Instagram account with hate comments, Hwayoung is now on the defensive. On Wednesday, Feb. 8, former T-ara member Hwayoung and twin sister Hyoyoung made an appearance in an episode on tvN’s talk show “Taxi”, reports Korea Portal . During the show, Hwayoung spoke on T-ara’s controversy that erupted in 2012 – the year Hwayoung left the group due to their alleged bullying. Hwayoung shared during the show that what happened years ago could’ve easily happened to another group, and that she still didn’t know how to behave in life. She also added that because of the “bullying” incident, she would cry a lot, would lock herself up in her room, and even lost a lot of weight. Her twin sister Hyoyoung also shared on the show how Hwayoung would turn the TV on to watch music shows unendingly with no feelings at all. Hyoyoung was still a star during that time, and she said looking at Hwayoung’s situation made her want to work harder. But this alleged bullying however is not true, a former staff member of T-ara told Koreaboo
Ronin Shimizu, a 12-year-old boy from Folsom, California, committed suicide this past Wednesday afternoon. According to the Daily Mail, Shimizu took his life after his classmates bullied him for being a cheerleader. The police are currently not releasing any other details concerning his death. According to News 10 , Ronin had been bullied for many years throughout elementary school and middle school. Last year, Ronin was in sixth grade at Folsom Middle School. The bullying got to be so bad that Ronin’s parents recently chose to have him taken out of school and be homeschooled instead. Ronin was the only male cheerleader in his school’s cheerleading team, and was taunted and accused of being gay because of it. This past Thursday night, friends and family gathered at a candle light vigil to express their grief and shock. Mia Kleinbardt, and 11-year-old classmate, stated , “‘Bullying him because of cheerleading… it’s not right…It’s what he loves to do.” Hunter Reed, a friend from drama club, said , “He was always so passionate like he didn’t care what a lot of people said… He just kept going on with life. He was always so happy, like the happiest person I’ve ever met.”
Kendall Jenner’s career in fashion has skyrocketed over the last year. While the 19-year-old has transitioned from a reality TV personality to a bonafide star in the fashion world, rumors have circulated that she has been bullied by other models who feel that her quick rise to success has been unearned. However, Jenner has just revealed that she was never targeted by jealous models and claims that the rumors are completely false. “That has never happened, ever,” said Jenner in the new Winter 2014 issue of Dazed magazine (via The Cut ), which features her on the cover. “I would see rumors of girls bullying me backstage and putting cigarettes out in my drink, and none of that has happened. Everyone’s been really cool to me. I’ve never had one girl be mean… so far.” Jenner was recently named the new face of Estée Lauder. She also received a full 11-page spread in Vogue magazine and just signed on for a major Karl Lagerfeld campaign. The young model gushed about the overwhelming support she has received from the members of her family, including sisters Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé Kardashian, as well as Kim’s husband, fashion icon Kanye West. “Every
Sadie Robertson is an officially an author! The “Duck Dynasty” star and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant just released her first book, “Live Original.” In the memoir, Robertson reveals that she was bullied by models at New York Fashion week and dishes on how she learned to stay confident in herself. In “Live Original,” Robertson recalls meeting some not so friendly girls when presenting her line of conservative prom-dresses at New York Fashion Week in 2013. “Many of them did not say a single word back to me,” says 17-year-old Sadie (via RadarOnline.com ), remembering her attempts to introduce herself to others at the event. “They just looked at me like they had icicles in their eyes,” she added. “Without using words, they sent me a strong message: ‘What are you doing here?’” The “Dancing with the Stars” contestant claims she felt “uncomfortable” because she was from Louisiana, while many of the models “were from places like Russia and other European countries.” She adds, “To me, they all looked about six feet tall and were super skinny.” Robertson reveals that she realized she “had a lot of insecurities.” “They were pretty obsessed with their weight, so instead of having
Sad news for Rookie girl group Year 7 Class 1 as they’ve gotten into a controversy considering they’ve just started as a rookie girl group. Net users are deeming the group to be ‘glorificating bullying’. Not a good image to have from the get-go. The members’ titles are based on clique heads: president, vice-president, entertainment head, athletic head, etc. But one member is called the ‘bread shuttle’ which refers as the one who is bullied acts as a slave in the class, running personal errands and doing whatever a higher member orders them to do. The use of this title has been seen as an action of a school violence. Some net users who knew about this girl group are claiming the use of the term ‘bread shuttle’ to be a glorification of bullying . In an interview regarding this controversy, one of the member Yoo Hwa stated, “While there is a negative meaning [to ‘bread shuttle’], we decided to use the term in order to show that we can come together with others.” We hope the group will patch things up around this issue..
Jodi Arias trial transcript shows extremely bitter infighting between defense and prosecution. Some of the comments were personal attacks on Jodi Arias’ defense lawyer, Jennifer Willmott. At one point in the Jodi Arias trial, prosecuting attorney Juan Martinez said he would “kill himself” if he were “married to Ms. Willmott.” The Jodi Arias trial transcripts reveal that defense evidence was blocked by repeated objections by prosecution. The Jodi Arias sentencing phase begins today. Read Jodi Arias trial transcript excerpts here: http://www.azcentral.com/ic/pdf/arias-april4-transcript-excerpt.pdf . Jodi Arias trial transcript reads a bullying session at times, even when Martinez was being tongue-in-cheek, there was a hostility not just to the Jodi Arias, but to her lawyer, Jennifer Willmott. Jodi Arias trial transcripts almost read like gender attacks. Jodi Arias resolutely contended that she was acting in self-defense when she stabbed Travis Alexander almost thirty times, shot him in the face and slashed his throat so violently she almost took his head off during a nude photo shoot at his home. Jodi Arias trial transcripts reveal that she did this within two minutes, according to the medical examiner. Arias claimed that Travis had a secret history of violent outbursts and that she was fighting for