Former ILUV member Minah has come forward recently, saying that she was bullied in her group by the six other members that were in the group at the same time as her.
If you don’t remember ILUV, you could be forgiven, as they debuted in April of 2019, then had member changes (when Minah was added), and have apparently already disbanded. Other members have left and Minah recently won a battle to end her contract with the company WKS ENE, announcing the news on Instagram.
As you can see, there’s also a mental health update, which is important for her and for her story.
Shortly after debuting, Minah went on hiatus for her health.
shin minah joined iluv, a girl group under WKS ENE, in 2019. they released open the door in Nov of 2019. in jan of 2020, minah released a statement telling us that she was going on hiatus due to health issues. pic.twitter.com/czNXphXLMI— remi (@97hyes) July 13, 2020
Recently, fans became concerned about the reason for her struggle when they saw her sympathizing with AOA’s Mina.
tw weight in the first pic— remi (@97hyes) July 13, 2020
recently, she posted things like this. fans became worried about her as she talked about not having an appetite and sympathizing veey deeply with aoa’s mina. pic.twitter.com/eZxRikRPOz
And she did a vlog a couple days ago talking about her struggles.
After she announced that she was out of the group and company, a fan became concerned and they talked through DMs, when she confessed to be bullied by the group.
When I initially saw this, I didn’t have reason to doubt the authenticity of the convo, but it’s hard to ever be too careful. However, any issues with that were resolved when Minah herself spoke out on Instagram Stories, alluding to bullying, talking with fans in DMs, and her mental health.
Minah also provided more specifics about her abuse.
‼️ MAJOR TW FOR ABUSE HARASSMENT BULLYING ALCOHOL AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT ‼️— remi (@97hyes) July 13, 2020
just a few minutes ago, minah sent me these images + msgs. they are sickening and tell us more of the devastating things she faced. if you support iluv members after this, you’re a terrible human being. pic.twitter.com/sCJf0FZltO
She also mentioned that the company is going to redebut some ILUV members who bullied her in another group, likely the hilariously named BOTOPASS.
This is still ongoing on her part, so there’s been no response from the company or members yet, but at the end of the day what she seems to want most is an apology.
Most importantly, I’m glad it seems like she feels better after getting out of the situation and getting this off her chest. Hopefully this becomes a bigger story so that the members, or at least the company, address all of this.