Anchorwoman Song Ji Sun Commits Suicide

Why oh why do people have to kill themselves?!

MBC Sports News anchorwoman Song Ji Sun committed suicide by jumping off the 19th floor of her building. Though she was rushed to the hospital, she was pronounced dead on the scene.

There were rumors of her possible suicide attempt since a week ago, and I had seen it in the news before but didn’t think much of it. I thought it was going to be one of those “false alarms” like what happened with Duke’s Kim Ji Hoon’s wife. However, Song Ji Sun really acted on it.

About a week ago she had tweeted that she was in a relationship with baseball player Im Tae Hoon for the past year and a half, but then he denied this publicly. She received a lot of backlash and nasty comments online, while continuing to post up about her heartache and suffering. The rumors finally got to her and she ended her life. While it appears to be a suicide, there has been no note left behind.

She did leave several messages behind; on the 21st, she posted:

“I am steering clear of the internet lately. My words… I am so sorry. I’m not that good with computers so I don’t know how to delete my account. I’d first like to tweet my apology. I’m so sorry, but really, my Cyworld isn’t the truth. I’ll reveal the truth soon.” – via Allkpop

Her death has sent her department at MBC news in total shock, and they held an emergency meeting about it since her program was to be affected. Her family is also in disbelief over the news. The family hasn’t made a formal statement about their daughter’s death yet, and a blood autopsy is currently being done. It was concluded that died from the fractures to her skull. A private funeral is to be held for the anchorwoman.

Rest in peace.

On a cynical note – see, this is the power of social media, Internet, and netizens. Words – spoken or written – have a profound effect on people, and it’s easy to forget that there are actually people on the other side of the screen. Comments and words can easily influence people, hurt people, and cheer people up.

Sources: allkpop, star news, nate, naver


5 thoughts on “Anchorwoman Song Ji Sun Commits Suicide

  1. lack of faith lack of understanding lack of human sympathy lack of self confidence lack of family support ……

  2. I really don’t understand. Though I don’t like your statement, about netizen. Netizen or not, people always say nasty words, people can belittle you, whether you like it or not. But, we must refer back to the person. Sometimes, we know that some people are talking bad about us behind our back. But think again, is that person’s comment really that matters to your life? Well, I personally have list of important people in my life. And when these important people give me bad comments then I will check, whether it’s true or not. But when that person not even on my list….well, they can talk whatever they like, but I will never ever….never ever put any attention to what they say. Why? Simply because they don’t matters. Everyone responsible for any kind of information she/he receives. Put your filter, it can be your principal, your values, your morale, something so basic about you that nobody can argue about it. Once again, just be wise, life is precious.

  3. Oh My Gosh!! Is that the guy? Is he the reason why she had to kill herself? She’s way too pretty for him. Honestly, there’s a lot of good looking guys out there who’s willing to love her and accept her for who she is. Oh my gosh! it’s not worth it. There’s a lot of guys out there, 10 times or more better looking than this guy and way better than this “Im Tae Hoon” guy in every way. What a jerk! how could he have the nerves to reject a woman like her? What a waste of life. Im Tae Hoon is an ASSHOLE!!! Anyway, may her soul rest in peace.

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