A Japanese internet idol was allegedly assaulted by a Korean man while out on vacation in South Korea last week.
The incident happened near the university district of Hongdae in western Seoul on August 23, according to Yonhap News Agency.
— みゆりん🦄🍠 (@miyurindarukoro) August 22, 2019
“A Korean attacked me. Grabbed and pulled my hair and hit me till my arms turned red,” Miyurin wrote in her Twitter post as translated by AsiaOne.
The internet idol made a follow-up tweet showing pictures of the assault, in which Miyurin can be seen sitting on the pavement as the man pulls her hair violently.
— みゆりん🦄🍠 (@miyurindarukoro) August 23, 2019
“Koreans will get angry if you ignore their flirting and harassment,” the idol said, adding that the man continued to shout vulgar and derogatory terms at her and her friends.
Another Twitter post that circulated online shows the events leading up to the attack, with the man following Miyurin and yelling “get out of Korea.”
— アクカツ(俺が芸術の総監督やぁ～） (@akukatu) August 23, 2019
The police stepped in after learning about the viral incident and launched a probe.
“We have found the victim and the suspect in the alleged assault case, which occurred the previous day and contacted them,” an official at the Seoul Mapo Police Station said. “We will call them in later in the day and investigate the details of the incident.”
On August 25, Miyurin was called in for questioning, but she suddenly felt pain during the investigation. She was brought to the hospital and an examination showed that she suffered numbness down her neck and right arm from the attack.
Miyurin would reportedly require hospital admission once she returns to Japan.