On her YouTube channel “Serriday”, Dal Shabet‘s Serri discussed the drug scandals that broke out in the K-Pop industry, and how she actually had a personal encounter with another idol who was using and offering drugs.
Serri first expressed her shock and concern for the industry. It was hard for her to grasp that such illegal things had been, and still are, happening around her, and that it involved people with whom she worked before, on the same “home ground”.
It’s a serious problem and I’m shocked by it. Drugs are illegal and using them is a crime. But it’s happening all around us without us noticing. And we’re talking about people that I’ve worked with before. We were in the same industry. So it was really shocking when I found out the truth about them…
However, Serri also admitted that, while she was actively promoting in the world of K-Pop as a part of Dal Shabet, she was offered to try a type of drug. While at first, she hesitated to spill the details…
Hm, I’m not sure if I should talk about this… Can I?
…she soon decided to reveal the truth. While Serri bleeped out the details, from what could be told in context, she was at a certain location where idols could gather and mingle:
I feel like now I can. It was at (beep). At (beep), an idol from one group brought a bottle of pills with [him/her]. It had vitamin-like pills inside…
Serri added that this idol-in-question offered to share the pills with her in a very casual manner that caught her off guard.
[He/she] said, ‘Taking this will make you feel better. Do you want some?’ But it was so casual the way I was approached. It wasn’t like low key or under the table at all. It was out and open where everyone could see and hear.
The idol-in-question referred to the substance as “vitamins” and offered it to everyone who was present at the time. Serri, who usually does not accept food that isn’t hers, passed on the offer and moved on…
It was very casual. [He/she] was like, ‘Oh it’s time to take my vitamins.’ Nothing was serious about the whole situation. I ended up not taking any because I usually don’t take things that are offered to me by other people…
… but shortly after, she came across the news of this idol being charged with drug use!
Soon [he/she] was all over the news for drug use. Looking back, I just want to hit [him/her]. Why would [he/she] offer that to me? I could’ve taken it if I didn’t think too much about it… but anyway, that person was arrested, so…
Serri added to assure the viewers that drug use and offering aren’t actually that common in the world of K-Pop.
It sounds like the drug problem is serious in the entertainment business because we get a lot more spotlight than others. But drug use is probably happening everywhere, not just in this industry. We’re just a bit more exposed. I’ve been in the industry for 8 or 9 years now. And it’s really not that common. Not all K-Celebrities do and offer drugs.
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