As you know, the idol life is filled with extravagance, popularity, and high-profile bullshit. As time passes however, the glamour of it all loses its shimmer, and for some diminishes to complete oblivion. In today’s BEDA hypothetical situation, one idol’s life has turn to such shit that they’ve been reduced to hobo status (insert sadface).
Aside from unpopular idols, the idols that I think would be most likely to be caught panhandling on the side of the road are those caught in seriously disparaging scandals. Scandals so bad that they’re career-ending, and one idol who never quite made it to becoming much of an idol and that was coincidentally caught in a terribly undignified scandal was Co-Ed‘s former male member, Kangho.
A netizen posted on her minihompy on September 30th , describing … as the “worst thing [to ever happen] in [her] life”. She went on to explain that when she was in middle school, there was a senior who would demand for money from her.
This senior would also threaten her friends, acting violent towards them when “bored”. The senior would rape her friends on the playground … it was revealed that the senior had actually just debuted in a new idol group. Netizens coined the term “rape-dol” to describe the story and began to discuss who this new idol could be … She mentions that back when this was happening to her, she was “afraid, weak, and didn’t know what to do,” … She ends her post pleading for help, saying it is her “first and last request” and finally, revealing that the “senior” is “Hot Blood Kangho” who is in the new idol group Co-Ed.
What a fucking mess, right? Luckily for Kangho, the accuser came forth and admitted to fabricating the whole thing, but not before tarnishing Kangho’s entire reputation and career beyond repair.
Since then, Kangho has “quit” Co-Ed to “pursue acting”, which might have been his only choice anyway now that CCM has basically given up on Co-Ed altogether.
With a fucked up scandal attached to his name, a poorly executed pop career, and a company that couldn’t give to shits about anything, don’t be surprised if you see Kangho on the streets working that cardboard realness.