In case you missed one of the strangest stories in k-pop over the weekend, ZE:A's Lee Hoo has basically gone cray. It all started Saturday night when Lee Hoo tweeted a series of strange tweets attacking the CEO of their company, Star Entertainment. Among a vast plethora of at times undecipherable tweets he said:
I cried and asked you.. CEO Shin Joo Hak… I asked you not to cross the line.. You crossed the line that you shouldn't have and now you must deal with it. My lid is open. I have dealt with [everything], from hair loss to depression. Be prepared… President, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. All I wanted was a warm word.After this it later came out that essentially the CEO had agreed to pretty much everything including contract and profit adjustments.
Things seemed like they had maybe reached their conclusion until today when Lee Hoo took to the twitters again this time saying he would still wage war against the company but only if people tweet him their names and numbers as support. Wut?
I don't want to sound unsympathetic as I fully am aware that the working conditions many of these people work under would make a child sweat shop owner blush and this company is known to be shady even among other kpop agencies. Not to mention the CEO is a suspected dirtbag. This, however seems to be something else. Lee Hoo genuinely sounds like someone who needs mental help. At first I was really pretty interested in this because a kpop agency getting all their dirty secrets exposed could be good for everyone as far as improving working conditions. But at this point, with this story particularly, it's like either spill the beans or gtfo. You got everything you wanted (through blackmail, mind you). Right now this sounds either like some kind of ridiculous publicity stunt or someone who has lost it. I base this on everything that's been said so far.
I'm not sure what the end game is here but hopefully Lee Hoo gets some help.