[Reporter Shin Young-eun, Daily Economy Star Today]
The representative of Singer Solbi’s (real name Kwon Ji-an) agency, publicly slammed webtoon writer Kian 84 (real name Kim Hee-min) for his past provocative remarks and was swept in controversy. He announced the official position that he was “careless.”
On the 9th, CEO Lee Jeong-gwon of Solbi’s agency representative, M.P.crew, said, “I understand that I have not been able to respond more quickly because I was embarrassed to see that my personal SNS posts 2 months ago spread rapidly regardless of the recent broadcast.”
Representative Lee said, “4 years ago, at the time of recording a broadcast, I felt that Solbi’s sincerity was being ignored due to the entertainment character, and words that exceeded the degrees of music and art work were recited. Eventually, the recording stopped for a while, and Solbi’s tears came to light. And I still can’t forget the situation and the situation where I saw him. And because I had such a memory, when I saw the pictures at the time when his webtoon controversy a few months ago, I remembered what happened at that time, so I recklessly wrote my thoughts and feelings in my SNS space.”
“After that, I had to delete the post so that this little controversy would not occur, but the post became an issue, and I sincerely apologize for the wounds that the person concerned and their fans would have suffered. In addition, despite being a victim, unintentionally I sincerely apologize to Solbi and the fans of Solbi, who have become victims again,” he apologized.
In addition, Lee said, “I’ll tell you once more, but the social media article I wrote is irrelevant to what Solbi mentioned in the recent broadcast.” He added, “I will do my best in the future so that artists who trust and rely on me can overcome wounds, overcome wounds, and grow. I will do my best to help, and I will be more responsible as a person in the culture and art world.”
Solbi appeared in the ‘Talents’ episode on tvN ‘Yoo Quiz on the Block’ aired on the 7th and said, “Recently, I officially moved into the atelier where famous Korean writers belong and achieved good results at the online auction held at the atelier.” The work was sold for 9.2 million won.”
Solbi said, “I can do well with broadcasting, but some people suddenly asked me why I was going to become an artist, and when I went to a meeting and met people, people who majored in art asked, ‘Why do you want to be a painter? Those who majored in art hates people like you.’ So I was keen to achieve success as a painter. I wanted to hit harder. There is a mischief,” she confessed.
After Solbi’s remarks spread, an article posted on his Facebook account by Solbi’s agency MAP Crew Lee Jeong-kwon online attracted attention again.
Lee said on Social in August, “In December, 2016, a someone publicly condemned Solbi for trying to be a painter, even though she hasn’t ever learned paints. I cannot forget how Solbi was emotionally hurt by him,” he posted a post saying, “It’s really disgusting and shocking.”
“On that day, there is a very unpleasant memory in the recording studio that the person’s words drove other people to work on art, as if he was doing something big, and I can’t forget how he was embarrassed. I don’t go,” he confessed.
In addition, Lee said, “As a result of that time, Solbi and I wanted to ask them, ‘What is the art you are talking about?’, and in 2017, the same broadcaster, we showed ‘Red’ performance painting at KBS ‘Music Bank’. And, we presented the same work at the Gana Art Center, an art exhibition space.”
Regardless of the content of the work ‘Red’, it was a work to ask the question ‘What is art?’ to those who perceive it as ‘show’ when it comes to music bank and’art’ when it comes to exhibition halls. At the invitation of the poem, she became a selected artist and exhibited, and for the first time as an entertainer, the work of ‘Red’ was exhibited as media art on the large façade at the Gwangju National Asian Cultural Center. In the end, he wrote that it was ‘show’ and’it seems to be modern art, which is’art’.’
Representative Lee said, “I am angry at the memory that my artist had been ignored by someone with different outside and inside of the two faces mentioned at the beginning, and I am worried that I will continue to see a person who is not caring about colleagues and others in the air.” “I really hate that the issue disappears like a sparkling gossip and sees that person on the air as if nothing had happened. But your freedom. At that time, I’m thinking of asking you what I wanted to ask. ‘Why do you keep on showing up on TV because you draw so well?’
Lastly, he added the hashtag “But since I was born in 84, I weighed 84 and IQ is 84?”
The representative of Solbi’s agency did not directly mention Kian 84, but netizens paid attention to Gian 84 based on hashtags and webtoon stories. Solbi and Kian84 met at KBS2 ‘Happy Together 3’ in December 2016. In addition, on August 12, a day before Lee posted a long article, Kian 84 was engulfed in a controversy over misogyny with his webtoon ‘The King of Rehabilitation’. As a result of checking the broadcast, it seems that Kian84’s remarks to Solbi were edited.
For this reason, Kian 84, who has already been rumored by controversy over several times, has once again stood at the center of the controversy, receiving the cold eyes of netizens.
The following is the full text of the representative position of Solbi’s agency
This is Lee Jeong-kwon, the representative of Solbi’s agency.
Two months ago, I am confused to see that my personal SNS post has spread rapidly regardless of the recent broadcast.
First of all, I have been in the art industry for 15 years, and from 5 years ago until now, I have been leading an entertainment company with Solbi and also working in the pop culture and art world.
I wanted to help my side so that I can grow up as a good artist, seeing Solbi, who is more sincerely engaged in work by choosing his life as an artist in order to overcome the wounds and pains with art and to inform many people of the pure function of art.
However, over five years together, I have seen people and colleagues in the art world who ignore and attack his artist career in a variety of ways. And, ‘What on earth is he talking about art and artist?’ In addition, I fell into deep thoughts about’Is art that only majors can do?’ And it was very pitiful to see Solbi who suffered heartburn alone and tried to overcome himself again and stand up.
In the meantime, at the time of recording a broadcast four years ago, I felt that Solbi’s sincerity was being ignored due to the entertainment characters, and words that exceeded the degree of music and art work came and went. Eventually, recording stopped for a while, and I can’t forget the situation and the situation where Solbi showed tears.
And because I had such a memory, when I saw the paintings a few months ago when his webtoon controversy, I remembered what happened at that time, so I recklessly wrote my thoughts and feelings in my social media space.
After that, I had to delete the article to prevent such a small controversy, but the article became an issue like this, and I sincerely apologize for the injuries that the parties and their fans may have suffered. In addition, I sincerely apologize to the fans of Solbi and Solbi, who unintentionally became victims again despite being a victim.
Again, the social media post I wrote is irrelevant to what Solbi mentioned in the latest broadcast.
I will continue to do my best to help artists who trust and rely on me to overcome wounds, overcome wounds, and grow, and as a person in the culture and arts field, I will work with greater responsibility.
MAP Crew Lee Jeong-kwon, CEO
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