On October 22, former Dal Shabet member Subin appeared on Korean variety show Miss Baek where she got a chance to talk about a particular trauma she had while promoting with the girl group.
Subin shared a story of how at one of the many end-of-the-year award ceremonies, Dal Shabet was chosen to perform with a male idol group. The drama began with some of the dance moves being on the sexier side, which the male idol group’s fans did not like. This led to an overwhelming amount of hate towards Dal Shabet — which eventually created very malicious rumors.
But it was at the Idol Star Athletics Championships where the group reached a breaking point.
There were malicious rumors circulating about our fanclub, Darling. The rumors were that our fanclub members raped other fans, violently slamming them and even kidnapping them. Because these allegations were so serious, the police ended up having to get involved and showed up at the Idol Star Athletic Championships set. I believe it was because of this incident that we never received acknowledgement or praise from the public again.
Although it was later revealed that this was all fake news, the damage had already been done. Dal Shabet’s album release was cancelled due to the immense amount of hate towards the group.
Subin also stated that she and the other former members became deeply traumatized by the event. However, at the end of her story, she didn’t hesitate to express her utmost gratitude to the fans who have stuck with Dal Shabet through it all.