[이데일리 스타in 김현식 기자] On the 8th, the rookie group H1-KEY announced their position regarding the ‘boycott’ movement in Thailand surrounding SITALA, a member from Thailand.
Recently, some netizens in Thailand launched a boycott campaign against high-key member Sitala by posting the hashtag ‘BANSITALA’ on social media. They protested against Sitala’s activities as a singer, pointing out that Sitala’s father had intervened in protests against the Yingluck Shinawatra government, which sparked a military coup, and that Sitala also participated in political rallies with her family. made a voice
In this regard, GLG (Grand Line Group), the agency of Hi-Key, issued an official statement on the 8th. GLG said, “From the moment I recognized the concerns and requests of Thai citizens to the moment I wrote this statement, the past deeds of the deceased Sitala’s father, his influence on Sitala, who was a minor at the time, and a poem that is still growing today. I looked all over about Tala,” he said.
“As a result, we have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to penalize Sitala because of the actions of her deceased father. “Unless there are special circumstances, it is because it was judged that it would be excessive to have Sitala take responsibility for actions that went beyond the scope of her own responsibility,” he said.
GLG said, “Citala is looking back at herself deeply hurt by the controversy and current situation in her home country that has grown too large. Also, this incident helped me to face the reality of Thailand more accurately.” He added, “I earnestly ask for your support and warm eyes so that Sitala can repay Thailand in any way.”
Finally, the agency said, “I promise to take this incident as an opportunity to take a closer look at the love and concerns of fans at home and abroad.”
High-Key is the first team to debut in GLG, a K-pop label established by Grand Line, an entertainment company that includes hip-hop duo Giggs (Lil Boy, Louie), singer-songwriter Stella Jang, rappers Jamez, and McDaddy. High-key, which consists of 4 members including Sitala, Yell, Seoi, and Leena, is scheduled to debut on January 5 next year.
The following is the full text of GLG’s official position.
Hello. This is GLG (Grand Line Group), the agency of Hi-Key H1-KEY.
First of all, GLG bows its head and apologizes to those who have been hurt and suffered in connection with this matter. In addition, I sincerely wish for peace and well-being in Thailand.
The controversies related to H1-KEY member Sitala and his deceased father, which took place in Thailand this time, had to take into account various aspects such as Thailand’s history, politics, economic structure, and social context, so it was very difficult for us to fully understand and respond to the situation. There was a bit of caution.
From the moment of recognizing the concerns and requests of Thai citizens to the moment of writing this statement, GLG is dedicated to the past deeds of the deceased Sitala’s father, the influence his father had on Sitala, who was a minor at the time, and the growing Sitala today. I looked all over about it. As a result, GLG has come to the conclusion that it cannot penalize Sitala because of the actions of her deceased father, etc. This is because, unless there are special circumstances, it was judged that it would be excessive to allow Sitala to take responsibility for actions beyond the scope of her own. Therefore, there will be no member changes due to this. Also, it is clear that Sitala chose her father as a role model with her father in mind as the head of a family and an artist who worked as an actor and director for a long time, not her father’s political career.
Now, Sitala is looking back at herself, deeply hurt by the controversy and current situation in her home country that has grown too large. In addition, this event has enabled me to face the reality of Thailand more accurately.
The Sitala we’ve seen is a very polite and sincere friend. I am proud of my homeland, Thailand, and sincerely cherish and love Thailand’s cultural and historical heritage and its citizens. He is a friend who has always said he wants to raise Thailand’s national prestige and return a little warmth to the people of Thailand as one of his goals for success. We earnestly ask for your support and warm eyes so that Sitala’s efforts are not in vain and that Sitala can repay her beloved Thailand in any way.
GLG also promises to take this event as an opportunity to take a closer look at the love and concerns of fans at home and abroad.
Once again, I wish peace and well-being in Thailand.
GLG (Grand Line Group) Olym