TW // mingyu situation
TW // sexual assault mentions
TW // sexual harassment mentions
TW// mentions of ableism
so pledis recently made a statement about the mingyu bullying situation, heres the post and the english version:
i just wanted to clarify some details in case anyone cares or is confused. also bc theres ppl mixing up details and frankly i dont like that bc it doesnt help the victim’s case.
this is the translation of the pann post made by the victim that made the whole situation blow up in the first place, WITH PROOF.
to sum this up:
1) Mingyu is being accused of bullying and sexual harassment NOT sexual assault. ppl keep mixing it up and this is NOT to say that it makes his actions any less wrong i just think its important to stick to the victim’s story.
now what he has done/said specifically according to op:
- whenever op wanted to voice her opinion mingyu was one of the bullies who rudely shut her down and as a result this made her never talk bc she was scared. (for what he said exactly read the post i linked).
-mingyu would make sexual comments/jokes around op, they were never directed to her. it escalated to the point where teachers had to tell him to stop but he still did it when they werent around. (now i dont wanna see anyone saying that this is nothing. these sexual comments were not directed at her but mingyu still made it a sexually hostile and uncomfortable environment, to the extent that op had to mention these instances to her therapist. think about that. you werent there so you cannot imagine how that must feel).
2) OP says that her mental health issues are not caused entirely by mingyu’s actions, she has just mentioned him in her therapy sessions.
-again i dont wanna see ppl making this seem like its nothing and that op is making this a big deal bc if it was to the extent that she had to mention it in therapy, ITS NOT NOTHING.
According to pledis in their statement, they are still looking into this. OP has stated that they dont want an apology and apparently they dont want to be contacted so idk what theyre going to do about this.
Now theres another bullying accusation involving mingyu and that is about the one in regards to the autistic student. there were classmates in a groupchat that were accusing mingyu of bullying an autistic student (theres a pann post about it im going to link it further down in the post).
According to pledis, these accusations are false because they and mingyu have been in contact with the austistic student and their family and they have confirmed that mingyu was not one of the students that bullied this student. Here’s more about it:
Theres also other accusations from ppl on pann claiming to be students from the same middle school as mingyu. One that has been talked about the most is this one:
[UPDATE] So apparently there's been a mistranslation/misunderstanding, the victim in this post is actually male not female. this doesn't change anything its just some clarification.
This person is associated with the person who made the accusations about the autistic student (which is false) so idk what to take from it anymore.
However, pledis said that theyre still looking into the other accusations and will make other statements soon. According to pledis, Mingyu is also attempting to fact check apparently and has halted his activities.
So thats basically it as of rn. I dont want anyone to take this as a defense mingyu post bc its not. im just clarifying what we do know and what has been said. As of right now I still stand with the victims. Mingyu has apologized to the fans but that doesnt mean anything to me.
Anyways not everything has been cleared up yet so carats that have been insensitive throughout all of this, dont get too excited its not over.