Stray Kids‘ Hyunjin has been accused of partaking in school bullying and violence by a netizen. JYP Entertainment is currently looking into the rumors.
Earlier today, an anonymous netizen made a post on an online community accusing Hyunjin of assaulting them while at school.
I didn’t expect Hwang Hyunjin to debut as an idol and be loved and supported by many people. It might have been a joke when they were younger, but I am a person that suffered from school violence at the hands of Hyunjin, and as I said before, I didn’t think that he would ever be an idol, so I didn’t collect any evidence, just a certification of the school we went to together, my memories, and friends’ testimonies.
The hell that I went through would have been buried if he wasn’t a celebrity, but when Hyunjin debuted as an idol, the memories came back to haunt me every time I saw him on TV.
There were two reasons why Hyunjin tried to bully me in the class group chat at the time. One is that he didn’t like the fact that I asked him to close the back door to the classroom when he always sat in the back. Second, my friend who had to do lunch duty to get lunch, since he wasn’t on the school meal plan. Hyunjin didn’t like that, and criticized my friend, saying ‘I don’t like that you get a lot for lunch. You’re the reason why other students can’t eat lunch.’
The netizen stated that Hyunjin would criticize him for being a part of the reduced price lunch option, but that wasn’t all. The netizen accused Hyunjin of a list of other behaviors but did not explain in detail.
He would say ,’You look like that because you have no mother,’ and would say abusive things, make sexual harassing insults, and diss others’ families.
His unprovoked mockery and insensitivity, and quarrels where he wanted to hit people were shocking.
Currently, JYP Entertainment responded that they are looking into the anonymous netizen’s report.
We’re checking up on it.
— JYP Entertainment
Back in 2018, Hyunjin was accused of school bullying, but those accusations were proven false after there was no follow-up from the accuser, and JYP Entertainment did not confirm that such actions occurred in the past. In addition, a former classmate of his came out to say that Hyunjin did not commit any violence in middle school. They claimed Hyunjin struggled with the false rumors made against him, and that he was a bright student who was trusted by his classmates.