Korean pop idol Sulli, former member of girl group f(x), was found dead at her home on Monday. Authorities are investigating the cause of death, and it’s presumed that she took her own life.
Korean showbiz has always been troubled by suicide issues for the past couple of decades. People don’t see one coming for most of the time, but it’s not a surprise in Sulli’s case. There were hints from time to time but we couldn’t do much about it, and some people actually made it worse…
Sulli was a controversial figure and received many harsh comments online. A few of those might be fair criticism but most were just personal attacks, with some sexual harassment in the mix. It’s textbook cyber-bullying. It may not be the eventual cause but those comments won’t do any good.
Sad thing is most of the haters probably won’t regret a thing and will move on like nothing has happened. Or worse, they will find another target to harass instead. I don’t know if people are just ignorant, or are there so many psychopaths behind computers these days. It’s a scary world either way.
Hope Sulli would find peace at last. She was just 25, I almost forgot how young she was because she had been in the business for so long. Condolences to her family too.