Netizens spark outrage by mocking death of Ulala Session's lead singer

23 February 2013 / 3 years 8 months ago

The group Ulala Session has gained a lot of popularity in a TV program that helped debut talented singers by public audition. Its leader, Lim Yoon-taek, has been suffering from terminal stomach cancer even before his group started receiving spotlight.His death on the 11th of February created a stir among his fans and the general public alike. Meanwhile, some members of conservative portal Ilbe ridiculed his death, supported by lots of other members who used to accuse Lim of faking his illness to get attention.This post was written on an online community known as Daily Best Storage (hereafter, Ilbe), ridiculing his death during his struggle against stomach cancer.A member of Ilbe uploaded a wedding photo of late Lim and his wife Lee Hye-rim and wrote ‘˜I received a billion won [as death benefit]‘˜ in a post titled ‘˜my husband has left.’The situation developed into a conflict within the community, some saying ‘˜it is over the bound’ and others saying ‘˜it’s typical of this community.’ Netizens outside Ilbe are responding angrily at these posts since they became viral.Prior to this, late Lim, leader of Ulala Session, passed away at 33 years old from stomach cancer around 8:40 pm on the 11th. He was already suffering from stomach cancer before his debut via a public audition program, Superstar K season 3.View the gallery for photos of Ulala Session and Lim Yoon-taek's wedding photos.

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