LE SSERAFIM Hong Eunchae’s Controversial Remark Mocking Students Becomes a Meme in Korea

LE SSERAFIM Hong Eunchae's comment has turned into a meme.

Recently, a photo of a banner put up by Korea University’s cheerleading squad around the school area was posted online.

The Korea University cheerleading squad wrote on the banner, “Korea University students, you go to Songdo in your freshman year, right? It must be tough!”

This is a parody of a remark Hong Eunchae made during a live broadcast in the past.

In March of last year, Hong Eunchae laughed during a Weverse live broadcast while discussing school-related topics, saying, “You’re all attending school, right? It must be tough.”


During another live broadcast in September of the same year, she similarly remarked that she didn’t understand why one needs to study at school.

Netizens pointed out that her comments were not only careless but also seemed to mock and belittle students.

These remarks by Hong Eunchae faced backlash following LE SSERAFIM’s 2024 Coachella live singing controversy. Netizens argued it was absurd for someone who isn’t fulfilling her duties as a singer to mock students.

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Unlike NewJeans’ Minji, who apologized for her kalguksu controversy, Hong Eunchae has not made any statement regarding her comments.

Netizens reacted, “If she says that on camera, we can guess what she thinks normally,” “Even non-students are annoyed by this,” and “She’s blatantly mocking students nationwide.”

Hong Eunchae was born in 2006. While her peers are preparing for the college entrance exam, Hong Eunchae has dropped out of high school to focus on her idol career.

Amid the escalating ridicule towards LE SSERAFIM after Coachella, their company continues the group’s activities without any particular measures.

On May 11th and 12th, LE SSERAFIM held their fan meeting ‘FEARNADA’ at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul.

Source: nate

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