gugudan’s Kim Sejeong Talks About A Junior Artist Who Treated Her Differently After I.O.I’s Disbandment
gugudan’s Kim Sejeong shared a story about working in the entertainment business.
On the March 30 broadcast of JTBC’s “Ask Us Anything,” former Baby V.O.X’s Lee Hee Jin, T-ara’s Hyomin, Oh My Girl’s Seunghee, and Kim Sejeong appeared as guests.
Kim Sejeong said, “The standard between senior and juniors became ambiguous. I debuted before Wanna One as I.O.I, but NU’EST’s Hwang Min Hyun debuted before me. I wanted to say, ‘juniors’ but since NU’EST, a senior, was there, I said hello to the juniors and said hello once again to the senior. When I greeted him, I spoke formally.”
When Super Junior’s Kim Heechul said, “They say that the standard for being a senior is the measurement of one’s popularity,” Kim Sejeong replied, “An upsetting thing once happened. When I was promoting as I.O.I, a junior who greeted me by saying, ‘Oh hello, senior,’ then ignored me when I promoted again as gugudan. You shouldn’t be like that. I can’t say who it is, but popularity isn’t everything.”
Lee Hee Jin commented, “Popularity is momentary” and Kang Ho Dong added, “Listen up.”
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