‘Words can kill’ death of K-pop star Sulli
October 15, 2019 Divine Sanchez
Goodbyes sometimes come in a bitter ending. After the death of K-pop star Sulli, we are reminded how words can kill.
Yesterday, news broke that the K-pop idol, Sulli, has been found dead in her Seongnam home. Looking back at the past, Sulli rose to fame in her childhood as an actor and eventually debuted in the Korean idol girl group, F(x) in 2009. She left the group in 2015 to focus on her acting career but later found her way back to music, releasing a new single, Golbin in 2019.
And in case you haven’t heard, the process of becoming a Korean idol is a tedious and harsh environment. Often, trainees can’t handle the pressure of the training. But once that’s over, idols are faced, yet again, with another adversity—and that is to accept the relentless criticism of the public. Is this the price they should pay to achieve their dreams?
Reports say the idol was a victim of cyber-bullying due to a past incident. And she was said to have been suffering from depression.
In an interview, she said: “I’ve had panic disorder ever since I was young. “There were times when close people… Some of my closest friends have left me. People hurt me, so everything fell apart.”
“I didn’t feel like I had anyone on my side or anyone who could understand me. So that’s why I completely fell apart,” she added.
Words can kill
Last year, another K-pop idol namely SHINee singer Jonghyun, took his own life because of depression. In light of Jonghyun and Sulli’s death, they should serve as a lesson for the public to realize how their words can kill—even if they don’t mean it. We should be all sensitive to the receiving end. Just because these idols can’t do the same to us, doesn’t mean we should bombard them with these inhumane comments. In the end, we’re all humans and we all have feelings.
And everyone should know that depression and suicide are real. It shouldn’t take another famous person to take his or her own life for the public to know it’s a serious matter.
If you or someone you know is suffering from the same thoughts, always EVERYONE’s life is valuable. And even though there are dark days ahead, just know that life is still worth living and the hard times shall eventually pass. With that being said, rest in peace, Sulli. You’ll be forever in our hearts.
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