Previously, a netizen claiming to have known aespa’s Giselle, posted accusations online that Giselle was a “thug who basically touched everything that had to do with alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs.”
They claimed that she changed her number and deleted her Instagram account, cutting off all contact, before being revealed as an SM Entertainment trainee.
Even though these claims were unconfirmed, the rumors began spreading online, causing many netizens to believe these accusations.
Recently, a childhood friend of Giselle took to an online community forum to clear up the rumors that were being spread online. “The reason I wanted to answer this is because there are rumors going around about her that are not true.”
They were mad about the fact that people were judging her friend without any solid evidence. “I hate that people make their mind up with no evidence, judging solely on the way she looks…it’s messed up.”
Being someone who grew up together with Giselle, they could confidently say that she is one of the nicest people that they know.
She doesn’t have a ‘dirty past’. We occasionally went out with our friends like most teenagers do, but she never smoked or did drugs, and she definitely never bullied anyone. She was a normal teenager that worked really hard to get where she is now.
— Childhood friend
They added that Giselle stopped speaking to many friends because she became too busy, but one her friends took it the wrong way, causing them to start these rumors.
The user (Rose Imai) also shared the original photo that was from her Camera Roll, revealing that the photos with the faces blurred were stolen by the person who started the rumors.
“The photo was stolen by the girl who started these rumors.”
one of giselle’s bestfriends went to an online community forum to debunk the rumors about giselle
“giselle stopped speaking to many of our friends here in japan because she became to busy and one of them took it badly and started these rumours..” pic.twitter.com/Ygbpk43Isv
— ☾ (@giselleskr) February 13, 2021
The post from Rose Imai has since been deleted from Quora.
However, previous posts from Rose Imai reveal some more photos of her and Giselle from their yearbook.
Imai also responded to those that felt that her edits were “suspicious and strange”.
Some of my edits seem a bit suspicious and strange? I’m editing my English because it’s not my first or even second language and can be a struggle to get right… but, yeah yes it’s super suspicious. Also I would get being called a liar if I was saying horrible things or spreading fake rumors but, I’m just defending my friend.
— Rose Imai
With clarification about the rumors from a close friend of Giselle, they hope that the accusations will cease online.