It’s common knowledge that sexual harassment is wrong.
So, this begs the question, why are there still people in the world who are openly conducting such disgusting acts?
South Korean DJ, DJ SODA, took to her Facebook profile to share how she was groped by fans during her set at a Japanese music festival.
She wrote, “Hello, I need to announce a very important issue which happened today. I finished my performance at the Osaka Music Circus Festival in Japan today and I was so shocked and scared that my hands are still shaking.”
It all started when DJ Soda approached the barricade in front of the stage to interact with her fans.
“In order to communicate more closely with the fans, I always get closer to the fans at the end of the gig. At that moment, not only one but several people suddenly touched my chest and I was helplessly sexually harassed by them,” she said.
Despite the traumatic experience, she decided to power through it and finish her set for the audience members who didn’t do anything wrong.
“I was so surprised and scared, but there were fans who liked me and also cried a lot, so I tried my best to finish it imperturbably. Now, I’m back at the hotel, however I’m still very scared and I’ve never, ever experienced anything like this in my 10 years as a DJ,”
“I’m so embarrassed and humiliated that I can’t believe this incident has happened. I think it’s going to be hard to get close to the fans from the stage. Good night,” she added.
She then re-explained the situation in Korean.
Based on the images she has shared on the incident, it appears that fans had taken pictures and videos of the sexual harassment (it is undetermined whether they were the perpetrators or not), posted them on social media and even tagged DJ SODA.
This behaviour is truly repulsive and heartbreaking.
We genuinely hope that DJ SODA heals from this alarming incident.
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