Korean girl group f(x) member Amber Liu has joined the discussion against sexual harassment, sexual abuse and rape in the wake of allegations against film studio executive Harvey Weinstein.
Early in October, The New York Times reported that many women were victims of Weinstein's alleged sexual advances and that he paid at least eight women as a settlement.
"An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company," the report stated.
The newspaper cited the story of Hollywood actress Ashley Judd who was invited by Weinstein to the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel. He told her to go to "his room, where he appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower, she recalled in an interview."
After the reports came out, the board of Weinstein Company fired him.
Amber posted a message on her Twitter account with the hashtag #metoo, which has been used by people to speak up about the subject.
In her post, Amber said, "It happens everywhere, even here," referring to South Korea, adding that she has experienced it herself.
"I want to add my voice as well. Not only from what I have experienced but also from what I have seen my friends and loved ones have to go through...and because it's so common, I hate to say it.. the feelings became so numb and we all felt that we just had to 'deal with it,'" she wrote.
She added, "As the human race, let's continue to show love, compassion and respect towards one another."
UN Women explained that "violence against women is a human rights violation."