On July 26, miss A’s Suzy attended the opening ceremony for the ‘Sinchon Water Gun Festival’ in Changchun-dong, in order to participate in the ‘Sprite Shower’ countdown, as the endorsement model for Sprite.
However, after fan-taken videos from the festival were uploaded onto the Internet, fans were shocked to find footage of what appears to be Suzy being inappropriately touched by a man standing next to her. They began to point out that one of the event moderators standing next to the miss A member on stage, seemed to brush his hand against Suzy’s thigh and butt two times.
Following the spread of these accusations, many of the fans stated that it was most likely an intentional action on the part of the accused and are currently demanding an explanation as well as an apology from the event coordinator.
Due to the growing controversy surrounding this event, Suzy’s agency, JYP Entertainment, stepped forward to state their position.
On July 27, a representative of JYPE told X Sports News, “The agency is understanding that this situation was not a big deal. After we assess more carefully, we will inform you of anything more that needs to be shared.” According to JYP Entertainment, as far as they know, the alleged sexual harassment seems not to have taken place.
Additionally, an official who was at the scene explained, “The moderator brushed her in the process of guiding Suzy forward.”
However, fans remain unconvinced that the actions of the man were purely an accident, due to footage capturing a moment in which Suzy’s facial expression hardens as she turns her head to look toward the MC, causing these allegations to arise. Video clips of this event are currently spreading throughout online communities and other SNS.
[netizens comments]Article: "Highly likely on purpose" suspicions of Suzy suffering sexual harassment at 'water gun festival'
Source: TV Report via Nate
Apparently the host at the Shinchon water gun festival was spotted brushing his hand against her thighs and behind twice.
1. [+382, -52] Everyone who left accounts of their experience there had nothing but swears to say. Suzy was under an umbrella covered in bodyguards and the crowd was uncontrollable. The host himself is also a mess.
2. [+268, -54] The host, crowd, and Suzy's staff were an absolute mess. What's wrong with our country tsk tsk.
3. [+212, -32] The festival's name sounds wrong too
4. [+73, -24] If you start watching at :22, the mc's eyes are on Suzy's thighs ㅋㅋ and Suzy looked frozen every time he brushed against her, that's totally sexually harassment.
5. [+60, -10] I saw the videos and it's 100% sexual harassment, especially if you look at the host's eyes. He was looking around and kept touching Suzy's thighs, causing her to turn around stone faced.
6. [+58, -18] That host should be embarrassed. His face is now out there on the internet and anyone can tell that he purposely brushed his hand against her. His hand should've never been where it was twice in those situations and you can tell from Suzy's expression that she was shocked.
7. [+39, -8] Checked the videos out and the host totally did it on purpose ㅡㅡ He touched her thighs and caught Suzy off guard then he kept going towards her behind... Suzy was smiling and then turned stone faced.
8. [+30, -6] Saw the gifs and that dirty guy totally touched her on purpose
Article: JYP reps, "Suzy was sexually harassed? We are interpreting the situation is nothing serious"
Source: X Sports News via Nate
1. [+272, -30] Their artist was a victim ㅋㅋ and they're really not going to do anything about it?
2. [+254, -21] For what reason would the host have to touch her shorts for? The company needs to take stronger action. Why would they not protect their own celebrity and just brush it off as something not serious? It was totally sexual harassment.
3. [+262, -32] The company should be protecting their own artist... brushing it off as nothing serious? Suzy, move companies the minute your contract ends! That host kept brushing his hand against Suzy in the video!
4. [+26, -4] Nothing serious? It's sexual harassment...
5. [+16, -8] Suzy-ya, move companies since it's nothing serious, right?
Source: Soompi & Netizenbuzz & EyeYou Fancam