I read this new AKP article on the main page (https://www.allkpop.com/articl…trator-of-school-bullying).
For those who don't want to visit the main AKP site, here's the gist of it:
The netizen writing the post claimed that Soojin was not friends with the girls who bullied Seo Shin Ae at the time. She explained, "Soojin was close with those girls before, but she stopped being close with them in the second year of middle school. They actually ostracized her. Seo Shin Ae had transferred to our school in the second year of middle school."
The person writing the post continued to say, "After Soojin became distant from the girls, she kept hanging out with me. I remember clearly one of those girls named Kim__Bin telling me 'why do you hang out with her' and telling me not to hang out with Soojin."
She continued to explain, "I know Soojin wasn't part of that bullying group because she would hang out with me all the time. We would go to the bathroom together and stick with each other all day, so I know." The netizen claimed mentioned the names of the girls and said, "I know that Kim__Joo would make up rumors and create conflict with others. When this happened, Soojin was with me, not with that group."
Lastly, the netizen explained that Soojin was in a different class from Seo Shin Ae in the last year of middle school, so they were on different floors when the graduation celebration was taking place. Hence, Soojin was not part of the group who stole Seo Shin Ae's letter from her mom and bullied her.
Seems like this person isn't afraid to name the persons by name who were actually bullies, more than the sister of the victim.
I have my own default stance towards these kinda bullying rumors, namely that I'm sceptic, that the story needs to be heard from both sides involved, that it's something between perpetrator and victim, and that things done when someone was still a kid many years ago, doesn't mean they're still that person (everyone does foolish, stupid things). Else, it starts to resemble Medieval witch hunts too much.
But ever since T-ARA I've become even more cautious, since I saw how things got overblown excessively based on faulty 'evidence' yet still entire flocks of K-pop fans went eagerly ahead with their bandwagon bashing of T-ARA. That's why I also frowned upon this (G)I-dle DC Gallery abandoning and condemning Soojin that quickly.
Anyway, that's how I view bullying scandals, always be careful before you condemn someone too fast.
But how do you people see the latest claim of this new classmate? Do you trust it, or distrust it? Has it changed your view of Soojin and the situation, or not really?