Amid the controversy that boy group Omega X was verbally abused and assaulted by the CEO of their agency, Spire Entertainment’s CEO, Kang Seong Hee, resigns from the post herself.
Spire Entertainment apologized for their actions through a statement they released on 7 November, uploaded on the official Omega X fan cafe, "We bow our heads and sincerely apologize to the members, parents, and fans who care about Omega X who may have been hurt by this incident."
Recently, an Omega X member's recording file was released online, claiming that he was verbally abused and assaulted by the people working at the group’s agency. At that time, Spire Entertainment said, "At the end of the tour, the OMEGA X members and the agency were talking about what they had been working hard for to make a promise to the next one. As this became more intense, his voice became higher.”
Omega X, who returned to Korea after the tour schedule, opened a new SNS account on 6 November claiming, "There were days when we were treated unfairly by the management company to the point that we wanted to cry, but we remember the shouts from the fans and watch the messages of support and go to sleep. It was the only strength that made us hold out." They added, "We will continue to run towards our dreams as we do now. We will stand in front of our fans again with good music and stage."
Read Spire Entertainment’s official statement about the CEO’s resignation below:
Hello, this is Spire Entertainment.
First of all, we deeply apologize to all OMEGA X members, families, fans, and everyone whose feelings were hurt by an unfortunate event that has happened recently.
Spire Entertainment takes full responsibility and announces that the CEO who's responsible for this matter has resigned. We'd also like to apologize for not responding well and disappointing many fans with inadequate response to the situation.
We will take in all your advice and comments to do our best to prevent this kind of thing from happening again and focus on providing a better environment for the members so that they can focus only on the artists' activities. Please continue supporting OMEGA X, and we promise to try our best to be back with better news.
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