- For other people known as 'Garam', see Garam.
2022: Debut with LE SSERAFIM
Bullying accusations and hiatus
Following the reveal of Garam as a LE SSERAFIM member on April 5, 2022, bullying allegations appeared against Garam. In response, Source Music (HYBE) stated that the allegations were made to slander Garam's name in a case of defamation and that Garam was a victim of school bullying, resulting in them denying the school bullying rumors.
On May 16, a picture of what appears to be an official document of a school violence committee meeting with Garam as the perpetrator was released, along with more evidence. Later that day, HYBE revealed that they are beginning to take legal actions against the slander and that their position from the previous statement had not changed.
On May 19, an alleged victim came forward through their legal representative and said that they were forced to transfer schools and received counseling due to the severe bullying by Garam and her friends. She then had to drop out of her new school due to dealing with extreme anxiety, having panic attacks, and a suicide attempt. The law firm stated that if HYBE maintains their position without a genuine apology to the victim, they will release the full text of the results of the Autonomous Committee for Countermeasures against School Violence, including an outline of the case. HYBE released a statement stating that they will explain their current position at a later date once everything is reviewed and that what is being shared is only a one-sided perspective.
On May 20, Source Music announced that Garam would be taking a break from group activities due to the bullying accusations made against her. Thus, LE SSERAFIM will be carrying out activities as 5 members for the time being until she returns from her hiatus.
Music video appearances
- Her MBTI type is ISTP, the same as Chaewon's.
- She usually charges her phone when it's around 10-15%.
- Her name means "river" in Korean.
- She failed her first audition for Source Music in 2018.
- She has a younger brother.