K-pop star Harisu speaks out after villainous troll tells her to die because she’s trans
K-pop Singer Harisu took down a hateful troll who pretended she wasn’t female because she was trans in a powerful, sarcastic style. Instagram post.
Harisu, known offstage as Lee Kyung-eun, shared a screenshot of her private messages on Instagram, showing an anonymous user harassing her for no other reason than hate.
In the verbal assault, the user said she “should die” and asked, “Why do you think becoming a man for a woman is okay?”
The 46-year-old fired back by reminding the user – and his 26,300 followers – that the words of a “lone” troll do not define his gender.
Harisu: ‘I am legally a woman. So get lost
“You are so funny,” Harisu said sarcastically in the caption published on Sunday March 7th. “I don’t get any damage from something like this.
“I’ve only been called pretty so far and will age accordingly, but even when I’m older I’ll be prettier than you.”
“Even if you worry about me, I am legally a woman, so there is nothing to be gained from telling me that I am not a woman.”
“No matter where I go, my passport and my rights tell me I’m a woman! I am not moved by a few words like this so get lost.
“If you don’t like me, don’t come to my Instagram. Why are you bothering? Are you so lonely? Do you love me that much?
It comes after the model and actor joined in the chorus of anger and angst that followed the South Korea’s first trans soldier dies Byun Hee-soo.
Byun was released from the military for having undergone gender affirmation surgery last year. A military panel deemed her unfit serve and a year later she passed away at home.
The case laid bare the difficult situation transgender people face not only in the military, but throughout socially conservative society in South Korea. Her death sparked a wave of grief among trans people, including Harisu who wrote: “Refrain and pray for the honor of the deceased.