K-Pop Star Amber of f(x) Joins '#MeToo' Movement: 'It Happens Everywhere'

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Amber of girl group f(x) attends the photocall for 'ElevenParis' Korean Launch event on April 1, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. 

"And because it's so common, I hate to say it.. the feelings become so numb and we all felt that we just had to 'deal with it.'"

f(x)’s Amber took to social media on Friday (Oct. 20) to join the #MeToo movement, opening up about sexual harassment that she’s faced and seen around her, before putting out a call for action.

The L.A.-born K-pop star shared “#MeToo” on Twitter and Instagram, writing that "It," referring to sexual harassment and assault, "happens everywhere, even here. I want to add my voice as well." 

#MeToo is a viral trend where the victims of sexual harassment and abuse raise awareness to the prevalence of the widespread reach of these societal ills. A member of the experimental K-pop girl group f(x), Amber is the most prominent Korean artist to join the hashtag movement.

“Not only from what I have experienced but also from what I have seen my friends and loved ones have to go through…” continued the singer. “And because it's so common, I hate to say it.. the feelings become so numb and we all felt that we just had to 'deal with it.'"

Amber ended with a call to action, saying, "As the human race, let's continue to show love, compassion and respect towards one another.”

The posting comes the same week she took on naysayers in a video on her YouTube channel, responding to hate comments about her career and her androgynous appearance with a satirical video titled “Where Is My Chest?”

Amber recently collaborated with Superfruit on "Fantasy." 

 

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