Song Ha-yoon accused of forced school transfer, bullying

‘Marry My Husband’ star Song Ha-yoon accused of bullying in school

/ 07:22 PM April 02, 2024

‘Marry My Husband’ star Song Ha-yoon accused of bullying in school. Image: Instagram/@tvn_drama

Song Ha-yoon. Image: Instagram/@tvn_drama

Song Ha-yoon, who gained recognition for her performance in the hit series “Marry My Husband,” was accused of school violence after she allegedly slapped a fellow student’s face for “one hour and 30 minutes” while in high school.

Song sparked bullying allegations after an anonymous sender said in an April 1 episode of the Korean current affairs program “Crime Chief” that they were hit by a certain actress (referred to as “S”) in high school. The sender didn’t disclose their identity in the report.


The informant claimed the incident took place in 2004 when the then-third-year actress called them to the playground, only for them to be “slapped for one hour and 30 minutes” for no reason.


“In August 2004, I was called to the playground behind the school by a third-year student in high school… I was then slapped across my face for one hour and 30 minutes without even knowing why,” they said, per a Korea JoongAng Daily translation.

Song was then allegedly “transferred to a different high school” after her involvement in another school violence-related incident.

A blurred photo of the actress was then broadcast to the public, where she was referred to as someone who “left a deep impression on the audience with her villain role,” per report.

Song’s camp responds

Following the allegations, Song’s agency King Kong by Starship revealed on April 2 that they “called the informant” and requested to meet to clarify the “exact truth” of the incident but to no avail.

“We requested a meeting through a messaging app to confirm the exact truth, but the informant’s side expressed refusal,” her agency said via a Soompi translation. “Therefore, we requested a call but we did not receive a response.”


The agency then “checked” with Song but she denied the allegations, saying the informant was a “complete stranger” to her.

King Kong by Starship, however, confirmed hours later that Song was indeed forced to switch schools due to a school violence incident, but it had nothing to do with the earlier report.

“It is true that Song Ha-yoon was forcibly transferred from Banpo High School [to a new school] concerning school violence. This matter has nothing to do with the ‘Crime Chief’ report,” it said.

The agency then assured Song’s school record would be “explained” at the right time. But it stressed it wouldn’t be released to the public as it had nothing to do with the previous claim.

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“The informant’s unilateral claims are causing indiscriminate speculation and presumptions to spread. We earnestly ask that you refrain from speculative reports and unconfirmed truths regarding this,” King Kong by Starship added.

Born Kim Mi-sun, Song is best known for her supporting roles in “Marry My Husband” and the 2017 K-drama “Fight For My Way.” She made her acting debut in 2003.

TAGS: Bullying, K-Dramas

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