25-year-old actress and former f(x) singer Sulli was found dead yesterday in her home. The Seongnam Sujeong Police Station in Seoul has confirmed it was suicide due to severe depression.
Fans have posted their condolences and expressed their through social media. They’ve also called out the people and publications who allegedly bullied Sulli for her progressive views and actions.
Sulli has passed away. But let's not churn out the same crap. Not wearing a bra is not a "scandal." Telling fans to be themselves is not "being controversial." And slut shaming for exposing her breast has nothing to do with Korea being "conservative." It's misogyny and bullying. pic.twitter.com/kSsVyy8ePe
The actress-singer was also criticized for telling fans they have power over their own bodies, as well as her “no-bra” incident. The latter, according to Asian Junkie, started when she would post photos with no bra on and netizens would maliciously attack her because her nipples were visible. In an episode of “Night of Hate Comments” last July, Sulli defended her decision (she didn’t have to) and said, “I think this is about the freedom of the individual.”
“Bras aren’t good for your health. They have a wire. They’re not good for your digestive organs, and I have issues with my digestion. Since it’s more comfortable not to, I don’t wear them. I think that it’s free and beautiful,” she added. “They suit some clothing, and if there’s a piece of clothing that doesn’t look good with a bra, then I don’t wear one.”
In fact, Sulli’s fans believe cyberbullying was the reason she took her own life.
Sulli lost her life bc she was forward on important topics and people wanted to silence her opinion. that’s not just bullying but a spawn of misogyny at its finest. don’t remember her as sb who couldn’t take bullying, remember her as sb who fought for our rights as women https://t.co/59u3VsEKWj