An unnamed informant accused Twenty-Five Twenty-One actor Nam Joo-hyuk of school bullying for 6 years throughout middle and high school, according to an exclusive media story on June 20th. The informant provided documentation in the form of a photo of their Suil High School yearbook from 2013.
The actor is high school alumni who have previously donated to the institution. According to the informant, the Start-Up actor was part of a group that often tormented other pupils by hitting them, using foul language, seizing their money by force, and other means.
What did Nam Joo-hyuk do to be accused of bullying?
He was also accused of employing pupils as “bread shuttles,” a euphemism used when a bully employs another student to do errands for them and threatens them with grave repercussions if they refuse. The tipper reportedly claimed that the actor abused him by throwing mechanical pencil refills at him and pulled his chair out from under him.
He went on to say that the other victims had been bullied more harshly and that they are now seeking psychological care and avoiding watching television owing to the actor’s sudden success. The tipper further said that he is only interested in assisting people who are in a similar circumstance to himself.
The agency of Nam Joo-hyuk has issued the first statement on his school bullying incident.
Nam Joo-agency, hyuk’s Management SOOP, has issued its first comment in response to his bullying allegations. They said that they are aware of the claims against the actor and are investigating their authenticity.
“We’ve heard about the story and are actively investigating [its validity].”
#NamJooHyuk people should not throw any bad comments about this accusations of bullying there’s no confirmation about this. Lets wait for the action oof the company and Nam Joo Hyuk statement.
— kyungsoooyaaa🍀 (@liannnnnnnnm) June 20, 2022
So yet, no additional remarks have been made on the topic, and further information is anticipated. When they learned about Nam Joo-school hyuk’s bullying controversy, netizens had conflicting feelings. Fans of the Start-Up star are stunned to learn about his alleged school bullying issue. While some defended the actor and chastised the tipster for accusing him of school bullying after all these years, others felt that the informant should be given the opportunity to clarify his position as well.
More information about Nam Joo-hyuk
Nam Joo-hyuk is a Korean model and actor who is known as one of the country’s top Hallyu stars. He began his career in music videos before making his television debut in 2014 with The Idle Mermaid. Nam came to popularity, however, with his appearance in Who Are You: School 2015, in which he co-starred alongside Kim So-Hyun and BTOB’s Sungjae.
He has since been in other prominent K-dramas, including Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, The Light in Your Eyes, Start-Up, and, most recently, Twenty-Five Twenty-One. In the forthcoming webtoon version of the K-drama Vigilante, he will play the main role. The actor will play Kim Ji-Yong, a police academy student whose mother died when he was a child. He was persecuted by a band of local thugs, who killed his mother.