The reason for the suicide of 17-year-old Lee Eun-ji has caused outrage in South Korea. It’s alleged that the girl ended her life following harassments from pop group Super Junior’s fans who were unhappy after a picture of her posing with the boyband member, KangIn, was circulated online.
Lee appeared on a TV show which covered her story of losing 40kg in three months; and she took a photo with KangIn who was one of the guests. Lee’s blog was flocked with malicious messages since, and some fans gone to the extend of finding out her phone number and left abusive messages. A few fans have expressed regrets over their act since Lee’s death, but it’s a little too late.
While it’s undeniable that the fans abuse played a major part in her suicide, there’s perhaps other factors too… e.g. losing weight drastically is rarely a good thing to begin with; it’s unhealthy and could lead to depression. And there’s also the society value which overemphasised on looking slim/good etc.
Regardless, suicide is never the answer to anything. Rest in peace.