Professional Practices of Siva Group: Answering the Employment Ad.
For several years I have been following (I refer to it as stalking, lovingly) the rise of Steve Hyun–an entrepreneur in the entertainment industry. His company is called Siva Group and the mission of the company is to emulate the success of Korea’s YG Entertainment in the KPOP industry here in the states. Hyun frequently posts about open positions available in multiple locations around the USA (Los Angeles, Austin and New York) and I had responded to his ads requesting more information.
Hyun instructed me to use his business license to buy a ticket to an international business convention to be educated about his business to be qualified to hold the position he had made available. I blindly purchased the ticket. This was my way to have a weekend interview with this gentleman and finally discover how to be a part of Siva Group. He invited me to share hotel accommodations and some information was given with the Ritz Carlton’s address in North Carolina. The event was called ACN Charlotte 2017 and again, this is where he said I would receive the training required to be a part of his company.
I could not find any information about ACN and the information I did find was about a consulting firm called ACCENTURE, so I was sure I had some base knowledge. I was invited to several private facebook groups related to the event and to SIVA Group, so I started feeling very important and worthy. I friended the other people from his company and introduced myself to them. I didn’t receive any more information. I pestered them a little by requesting ANY available information about anything at all from the inner circle of his company and I was always simply told that Hyun would tell me something eventually–promise.
I work from home as a consultant to Mainland China, Taiwan and Japan’s Fortune 500 CEO’s so I was really pleased to have a reason to go on a work related vacation and leave the computer and headset behind. Everything felt really mysterious for this ACN conference. I love to study behaviour of all kinds of addicts and I was sure that this group was going to fly their freak flag high.
A few days before the event Steve released a notice informing everyone that we had to have a black suit with a gold tie, a blue business suit and another set of clothes for the third day of the event. I didn’t purchase new suits but I did conform to purchasing about $400 worth of business formal wear so I wouldn’t feel out of place.
When I arrived at the airport in Charlotte there was a message saying to meet at the Westin instead of the Ritz. That seemed fine, but then I received another group chat telling me that I was actually staying at another hotel far off from the meeting area. I had specifically asked a month and again weeks in advance before the event if I should actually order a hotel room and not share his accommodations but I was repeatedly assured that I needed to share with his other business partners so I could benefit more from interacting with them.
I met Hyun that night and he gave me a quick speech about how excited he was that I had made the decision to join. I hadn’t made any decision–I was literally just blindly following Hyun hoping for a full-time position with the benefits he described from the ads he posted of which I had replied and flown there for, specifically.
I ordered a Lyft from the meeting place to the 1.5 star airport hotel with two of his partners. A bit about these lovely people is necessary in order to paint the situation fairly. Let’s back up to after the landing.
When I landed and after receiving the chats about this and that, I Lyft’ed over to the pizza place to meet these two partners. When I entered the restaurant the two cohorts turned their heads in the opposite direction and it was clear that they were whispering to each other. They were both larger than me and about ten years younger than me. I awkwardly forced them to say hello to me and the level of shyness was very crippling for them.
I was surprised at their clothing because they both were essentially dressed in ragged t-shirts and jeans for the business event but later I would be shocked even more from their lack of professional attire as well as lack of professionalism.
The one with puke-green hair was hiding large breasts by layers of knits and wovens and all sorts of thinner windbreakers. When the other one, Luna was referring to Skyler the pronoun HE was thrown into the mix of Skyler’s identity, so I respected that without question because that’s an easy way for me to show my respect.
I stayed with Sky and Luna for the entire weekend and my first impression was very much a smack-in-the-face because Hyun literally shipped me away with these two low-level partners away from everyone else and without a way to really network in my freetime. I shared with them my toothpaste and toiletries because these little lambs had forgotten and had the idea that a bar of soap would not be allowed on the airplane. (wow!) They are currently his street team and although they do not make a profit from working with Hyun, they are very eager to defend him and that is very noble because I found out later that they each had to pay a five-hundred dollar initiation fee on top of buying the hotel and their own tickets for this event.
I need to explain Skyler more because his convoluted gender expression clearly parallels Siva Group’s confusing misdirection. Skyler introduced many of his health problems to me. He has a very stiff body, he is overweight, he has an allergy to the sun as well as severe depression, he had a huge skin infection on his leg and decided against taking the prescribed antibiotics for that and he claimed to be intersex. I congratulated him for being able to overcome such adversity. I figured intersex meant that he had both a vagina and a penis or maybe he had a penis and breasts. . .but if that were the case there are men with breasts and doctors call that Gynecomastia. A person with a vagina and breasts is a woman. Another person prodded into his identity and it turned out that Skyler has a vagina and breasts but felt that he was a man–but not transgender by his own theories. He was physically a woman and attracted to men very openly. Is that not the same as a heterosexual woman? I really wish that I didn’t have to think about a potential colleague’s health of sexual preference but there we were, talking about it for most of the time.
Intersex is a term that he used to enter either the male or female bathroom. Skyler’s greatest achievement was a photo he showed me on his cellphone where he impersonated Kpop star GDragon with an anti-smog medical face-mask and baggy tops to hide his overweight and big-breasted figure and convince other people he was this other person. It was interesting to listen to him and continue to allow him to speak about being something he isn’t and will never be. I have no right to disqualify anyone of their perceived identity and life experience but there has to be some kind of study about special snowflakes amongst us whom are not male or female or trans-species and should be taken seriously about their self-diagnosed conditions as the main feature of what they can bring to a company like SIVA Group professionally.
My favorite part of this weekend of training was all the gossip about SIVA Group from Hyun’s right-hand-man Skyler (self-acclaimed). Apparently, Hyun hides from the non-Korean partners of his company by having Korean-only private hotel room drug binges with his select group of well-groomed men he calls the SIVA BOYS. I will show you a group of these men so you can see for yourself (and judge for yourself) that these men form an exclusive prostitution ring. The photo is within the public domain, so I have no fear of showing you.
I had a chance to speak to most of them (the adorable shorter ones) and none of them were employed according to the mini-interviews I gave them at separate occasions. I asked them why they didn’t conform to the business attire Hyun required for the weekend and their general answers were that they didn’t take Hyun seriously and that they didn’t have any money.
The tall one is named Moon. I had introduced myself to him on facebook by sending a friend request and sending a congrats to his achievement–whatever that was because I wanted to be very gracious and make a new friend. When I approached this gentleman irl at this event, he turned his back to me–and this was more than once. He really enjoyed speaking to these shorter women that were new to the company and they were all giggling like gremlins around everything he said. I had the feeling that they were going to be spinning on his dick in their hotel room later. . .but that must not be easy with a micropenis (another allegation spread at the conference) about Hyun and his entourage.
I had paid a great handful of money to have the opportunity to speak with Hyun and any and all of his partners and what I received was a back turning to me and being completely ignored as he and his selected boys were entertained by these tiny women showing off whatever they had to show off (wonderbras and long legs).
I started to hear even more drama and Skyler pointed out to me the Siva Snakes. Apparently there are many cliques in his company and they are really into spreading hate throughout the group. The leader of the snakes is named Cristal (no, that is not her real name). She must also be from very low-economics because her hair was a disaster with silver dye and bleached patches and really no upkeep. In my mind I named her the Silver Snake because she did something really terrible to 2NE1’s leader, CL. I approached Cristal with a handshake ready and she actually LOOKED THE OTHER WAY past my head and pretended to not understand me even though I had a nice chat with her in English before the event. What?! Let’s talk about what Cristal did to YG’s great superstar, CL.
SIVA GROUP in 2016 imported CL and toured her around the USA in the HELLOBI+CHES tour. Apparently Cristal had a high position to be in charge of CL’s arrangements. Cristal used her position to take and release publicly a snapchat of CL’s dressing room which disrupted CL’s security while in the USA on this USA debut tour. Forget about protecting the talent and the integrity of the YG+Siva Group collaboration because Cristal wanted to snapchat the SUPERSTAR’s behind the scenes location and the complete reveal of the private dressing room. I remember Skyler mentioned that if YG ever knew about this it would be over for SIVA Group.
There are already other articles out there about SIVA’s lack of professionalism and failure to give patrons what they were sold, so just check out google if you are interested in that. I know that the DEAN concert was also a huge disaster.
At the three day event, Hyun never really spoke to me. He talked AT me with a group of new recruits telling us to pay the $500 initiation fee and a promise to be our mentor and a promise to be spoken with privately. Steve Hyun didn’t follow through.
The real reason he brought me to ACN was to be a seat filler at this convention. The so-called training was watching people be promoted on-stage with smoke and lights with each of them telling us a sad story about how desperate they were before they started to help build the pyramid of ACN.
There was no business to be done there and I was completely caught up in Steve Hyun’s fraud. What can I do but learn from this and tell others?
So much more happened and I’ll follow-up if there is interest.