Boy group OMEGA X‘s company CEO, was reportedly caught physically and verbally abusing the members following their concert in Los Angeles.
OMEGA X held the final stop of their concert tour, 2022 OMEGA X WORLD TOUR [CONNECT: Don’t give up], last night (October 22 local time) and was excited to be able to meet with their fans for the last time this round of concerts.
[📸]— OMEGA X Official (@OmegaX_official) October 23, 2022
LOS ANGELES를 마지막으로 2022 OMEGA X WORLD TOUR[CONNECT :Don’t give up]가 마무리되었습니다👏🏻
많은 사람들에게 환호와 응원을 받는 기분은 늘 표현하기 어려울 정도로 행복하다고 느껴요💚
사랑과 응원 보내주신 포애기들 너무 고마워요🏻#OMEGA_X #오메가엑스#CONNECT #Dont_give_up pic.twitter.com/bmfy3SGCMu
Following the concert, Xen posted on the group members’ accounts, thanking their fans for attending the show. The post was made on October 22, 11:45 pm PST.
However, an individual’s post on October 23, 1:48 am PST, shared an audio recording of a person suspected of being their company (Spire Entertainment) CEO Hwang Seong U (also known as Peter Hwang) allegedly screaming at and physically abusing the members.
얘들아 우리 밖에서 음식 시킨 거 우버 기다리고 있는데— 유채 (@hwi_418) October 23, 2022
애들 회사 대표님이 애들 때리는 거 봤어
진짜로 손이 너무 떨려서 어떻게 해야 될지 모르겠어 애들이 눈앞에서 맞고 있는데 아무것도 못해 pic.twitter.com/vJEqNPzx5n
Guys, I was waiting for the Uber when I called outside and saw the company CEO hitting the members. I didn’t know what to do since my hands were shaking. They were being shot before me, but I couldn’t do anything.— @hwi_418
In the audio recording, the individual claimed to be Hwang Seong U could be heard screaming at the OMEGA X members. However, it is believed that the individual hitting and screaming at the members may not be Hwang Seong U, but instead, a different person within the company as the voice is a female voice and Hwang Seong U is a male voice. Even still, SBS News has also included in their report that the CEO was allegedly the perpetrator. Below is the transcript of the recorded audio.
CEO: What have you guys done for me? Did you take care of me when I was having a hard time?
Member: [inaudible]… it was right
CEO: Who do you think you are? Who do you think you are?
Member: [A member] is going to faint
CEO: I’ve already fainted before!
sound of someone falling
CEO: Now get up!
Member: What are you doing right now?
sound of a thud
sound of someone crying
Celuv Media attempted to contact Spire Entertainment for a statement regarding the incident but could not secure anything other than “we will look into it.”
They are still in the United States, so we are unable to get in contact with them. We will clarify our position as soon as we can confirm the situation.— Spire Entertainment
Fans of the group and non-fans attempt to draw attention to the staff member’s wrongdoings to ensure the artists are adequately taken care of.
idc what gp fan are you but please don’t stay silent— dana♡ is zenith 🐶♥️ (@aminwangg) October 23, 2022
woman (some SPIRE higher up) is verbally and physically abusing OMEGA X one of the member collapsed & she’s still shouting at them and you can hear that someone is crying. this is not first time they are abused#PROTECTOMEGAX https://t.co/ViLNidRRXv
if yall dont know who omega x is, they are from disbanded band formed to make 2nd chance under spire entertainment. but these days, their company is physically and verbally abusing them.— 제현 (@j6hyun) October 23, 2022
PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD BY RTing EVERYTHING ABT OX EVEN IF YOU DONT STAN THEM 🙏
Fans were also re-sharing previous instances when the company mistreated their artists, such as when the members were blocked from interacting with fans on V LIVE and uploading content on Twitter.
Another fan posted an encounter on October 4, where a woman was seen yelling at the OMEGA X members on two separate occasions on the same day. This anecdote seems to corroborate that the person in the newly released audio is not Hwang Seong U but a different staff member, as it is mentioned that a woman was doing the screaming here.
No matter who the person screaming and physically abusing the OMEGA X members was, it is simply unacceptable.