Hyunjin (LOONA) reveals the girls couldn’t leave their dorm
The situation at BlockBerry Creative with LOONA has been tense for a few months.
Hyunjin recently announced that the girls were not allowed to leave their dormitories, which angered fans.
As a reminder, Chuu was a member of LOONA until November 2022, when Blockberry Creative announced his expulsion from the group following allegations “Violent language and abuse of power by the singer towards our staff”.
The announcement was met with widespread skepticism online, and Chuu later responded that she said no “Nothing was done that would shame my fans.”
In the weeks following Chuu’s departure, the agency announced that LOONA would be making a comeback as an 11-piece group with a new album titled The Origin Album: 0.
However, the release was later “delayed indefinitely” after nine of the remaining band members sought an injunction suspending their contracts with the company.
Meanwhile, members Heejin, Kim Lip, Jinsoul and Choerry have successfully terminated their contracts with Blockberry Creative and signed a deal with Modhaus, a new agency led by former LOONA creative director Jaden Jeong.
The other members who applied for restraining orders – Haseul, Yeojin, Yves, Gowon and Olivia Hye – were denied on the grounds that they had previously changed parts of their contracts.
The final two members, Vivi and Hyunjin, reportedly applied for a similar restraining order in February, with results pending.
Hyunjin recently shared a story about the early days of the group with BlockBerry Creative via the Fab app.
She explained that the girls were forced to stay in their dormitories and had almost no permission to leave.
According to Hyunjin, a surveillance camera was installed in front of their dorm to monitor members and ensure they do not leave the dorm without permission.
It’s unclear when exactly this type of surveillance took place, but it appears to have taken place during their debut or debut as idols.
During this time that LOONA was under surveillance, the members resorted to various escape methods. These escape plans included buying a ladder and taking out the trash, but that didn’t work.
Eventually, Hyunjin became frustrated. This prompted her to grab a pair of scissors and cut the security camera wires.
“Back then it was forbidden to go out. But honestly, how can a human not go out there and survive, right? Video surveillance is installed in front of our dormitory.
Its so funny. I think we were on the 8th floor and Chuu unnie and I thought “how about we buy a ladder and climb through the window?” We were looking for ladders in Coupang (Korean Amazon).
When the ladder strategy failed, we switched to the garbage exit strategy. We got a really big box and Chuu Unnie walked in, so I lugged the box up to the dorm. We have trained.
When that didn’t work, we pretended to take out the trash and used the box to block out the CCTV. At that moment, someone else noticed. The company caught us anyway.
I was just frustrated with this so I took a pair of scissors and cut the CCTV cable. »
LOONA fans don’t take the story lightly. This is not the first time members have spoken of being forced to stay in their dormitories for unreasonably long periods.
Chuu shared earlier this year that there were times when they were only allowed to be outside for 20 minutes each day.
As a result, netizens are expressing their outrage at BlockBerry Creative and their ongoing concern for current and former LOONA members.
- “I’m not kidding when I say the CEO and managers who made this behavior possible should be damned to the deepest hell.”
- “They have imposed behavior that constitutes human rights violations. »
- “These rules are disgusting and abusive. I want the other girls to be released too. »
- “I’m glad these girls are leaving one by one, I hope they will all be free soon. »
- “If they do, it makes me wonder how badly the girls have actually been treated throughout their careers. As if everything had to be dug up. I can not stand that. »
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