Finally, the South Korean record label Blockberry Creative has officially removed Chuu, a former member of their girl gang LOONA. Chuu was removed from the girl gang as she was accused of ‘abuse of power’ which stated that Chuu was reported by the staff of the record label for her use of abusive language toward them.
After the statement which marked the official removal of Chuu from the girl gang, fans are now coming up in support of the singer and accusing the label of silencing her and not giving her a chance to explain her side of the story.
Many fans have expressed their support for their favorite singer through social media and they accuse the label of mistreating such a kind and humble artist. According to some of the posts that circulate on Twitter, the removal of Chuu from the girl group results from her speaking up to the company for mistreating and overworking their artists.
Even though the company blames Chuu for abusive behavior and speech, fans are taking the side of Chuu, pointing to the fact that Chuu was one of the artists who had worked for the company right from the start.
Some also point out the issues regarding the payment issues that allegedly exist between Chuu and the label. As per their arguments, it was Chuu’s questioning of these unjust practices that tempted the company to fire the artist from the girl gang managed by them.
In their defense against their star, fans are also bringing up the argument and claim that the co-CEO Lee Jong Myung, and the COO Lee Kyu Tae, of the company Blockberry Creative, are both listed as tax invaders with high income.
The claims regarding the tax evasion by the CEO and COO of the company by the fans are based on the information obtained from a database which is run by South Korea’s National Tax Service.
According to the database, there are details about a person named Lee Jong Myung, who is the CEO of a business enterprise named Ilkwang Silver Care Center, having evading tax which was calculated to be approximately 30 billion KRW (which is about $22.5 million USD) since 2003.
Along with this, details of another CEO of the same business with the name Lee Kyu Tae are also listed for evading tax which is worth around 19.9 billion KRW (which is about $15 million USD) since 2004.
The details put forward by the fans suggest that the two people mentioned in the database of South Korea’s National Tax Service are the same people who occupy the top positions at Blockberry Creative. According to the speculations, Ilkwang Management, which the businessmen are associated with, is actually the parent company of the South Korean record label, Polaris Entertainment.
The Blockberry Creatives, which manages the girl gang LOONA is in turn a subsidiary of Polaris Entertainment. This connection puts the alleged argument of the fans into light, for removing their favorite star from the group.
The feud between the artist Chuu and the company Blockberry started earlier this year. As per the available reports, there were allegations that Chuu had sued her company to end her contract with the management before being removed from the group by them. The reason behind Chuu’s decision to sue the company is not clearly known as of now, as the star has not made any official comments regarding the issue.
Chuu was one of the original members of the girl gang LOONA. Chuu was also a part of yyxy, which is a sub-unit of the girl group. Chuu was officially recognized as a member of the girl gang on December 14, 2017.
Chuu was the tenth member of the gang. Rather than just music, Chuu has also made some significant appearances on television, as a part of some popular reality shows, and also as a panelist for some shows. There are also reports that claim that Chuu had founded her own record label, with herself as the CEO.