The East Light are a six-member band under Media Line Entertainment, and all the members are teenagers with the youngest being just 15 years old. A recent report by Xports News revealed that the band has been verbally abused and physically assaulted since their inception in 2015 by an unnamed producer and the company’s CEO, Kim Changhwan.
According to a source, “Producer ‘A’ not only verbally attacked and punished The East Light members, who are minors, but also slapped their faces and was severely violent with a baseball bat, metal microphone, and more.” “A” reportedly wrapped a guitar string around one member’s neck and pulled it every time he made a mistake in his performance. If the members tried complaining against such actions, he threatened them saying, “I’m going to kill you.” As a result, some members have suffered from injuries such as bleeding from their heads or bruises on their buttocks. CEO Kim Chang Hwan reportedly allowed these actions to happen and has also reportedly cursed and threatened the members. After watching “A” locking in the members and physically abusing them, Kim Chang Wan simply commented, “Don’t be too harsh.” The source shared, “One member has even received treatment for physical and psychological pain due to the physical and verbal abuse.” Some of the members have reportedly appointed a lawyer and are preparing to take legal action.
The company has not provided a response to the report yet.
Media Line Entertainment responded, “We are currently checking.”
I mean, I’ll wait for the company’s response to see if it could clear anything up, but right now this sure seems disgusting as hell. Not that them being adults would necessarily be better, but the fact that they allegedly did this to kids just adds an extra layer of terrible to it all.