An unnamed informant accused Twenty-Five Twenty-One actor Nam Joo-hyuk of school bullying for 6 years in middle and high school, according to an exclusive media report on June 20. The informant provided documentation in the form of a photograph of their 2013 Suil High School yearbook.
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 students by beating them, using foul language, forcibly confiscating their money and in other ways.
What did Nam Joo-hyuk do to be accused of bullying?
He was also charged with employing students as “bread shuttles,” a euphemism used when a bully employs another student to run errands for them and threatens them with dire consequences if they refuse. The tipper reportedly claimed that the actor abused him by throwing mechanical pencils at him and pulling his chair out from under him.
He went on to say that the other victims had been bullied more severely and that they are now seeking psychological help and avoiding TV watching due to the actor’s sudden success. The tipper went on to say that he is only interested in helping people who are in a similar situation to him.
Nam Joo-hyuk’s office has released the first statement about his bullying incident at school.
Nam Joo agency, Hyuk’s Management SOOP, has made its first comment on its allegations of bullying. They said they are aware of the claims against the actor and are investigating their authenticity.
“We have heard of the story and are actively investigating” [its validity]†
#NamJooHyuk people are not allowed to make bad comments about these allegations of bullying, there is no confirmation on this. Let’s wait for the company’s action and Nam Joo Hyuk’s statement.
— kyungsoooyaaa🍀 (@liannnnnnnnm) June 20, 2022
So no additional comments on the subject have been made yet and more information is expected. When they heard about the Nam Joo school hyuk plague controversy, netizens had conflicting feelings. Fans of the Start-Up star are stunned to hear about his alleged bullying problem at school. While some defended the actor and reprimanded the tipster for accusing him of bullying at school after all these years, others felt the informant should also be given a chance to clarify his position.
Learn more about Nam Joo-hyuk
Nam Joo-hyuk is a Korean model and actor known as one of the best Hallyu stars in the country. He began his career in music videos before making his television debut in 2014 with The Idle Mermaid. However, Nam became popular with his appearance in Who Are You: School 2015, in which he co-starred with Kim So-Hyun and BTOB’s Sungjae.
Since then, he has starred 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. He will star in the upcoming webtoon version of the K-drama Vigilante. The actor plays Kim Ji-Yong, a police academy student whose mother died when he was a child. He was persecuted by a gang of local thugs, who murdered his mother.