Keyword: Hwa Young T Ara Bully
Judge Rejects CCM’s Lawsuit Against Chatelin For Axing T-ara’s Endorsement Deal After Bullying Scandal, Orders Record Label To Pay Over $365,000
T-ARA, T-ARA N4On Saturday, a South Korean judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Core Contents Media (CCM), the record label of K-pop girl group T-ara, against clothing line Chatelin.
On Saturday, a South Korean judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Core Contents Media (CCM), the record label of K-pop girl group T-ara, against clothing line Chatelin, after the company revoked their endorsement deal with the group following rumors they bullied former member Hwayoung into quitting in 2012.
In addition to throwing out the lawsuit, the judge ordered CCM executives to return the more than $365,000 they received from Chatelin as advance payment for the endorsement deal gone wrong.
According to a CCM official statement at the time of the original contract termination last year, Chatelin continued using the images of T-ara in their promotional materials, therefor the clothing company still owed them the money
Young actress Kim Yoo Jung departs from her usual sweet image to play a villain in a new film. According to a report in local news agencies, the young actress joins the movie “Elegant Lies,” directed by Lee Han, in which she plays Hwa Yeon. Hwa Yeon is described as an outwardly bright and cheerful character, but hides her true nature. Behind her gentle smile lies a bully who enjoys torturing her peers.
The film itself centers around the suicide of a 14-year-old girl, played by Kim Hyang Ki (“The Queen’s Classroom“). Her sudden death leaves behind her mother (Kim Hee Ae) and an older sister (Go Ah Sung), and how the two cope with her loss. It is based on a novel by Kim Ryu Ryung, who also wrote the novel on which Yoo Ah In‘s “Wandeukyi” (or “Punch”) is based
There are few idol groups who have had a more tumultuous time than T-ara. In early 2012, they were on top of their game, coming off a string of three gigantic singles (“Roly-Poly” “We Were In Love” “Cry Cry”) only to release their biggest and best record to date, “Lovey-Dovey.” Then their well-publicized and horribly handled bullying and management scandal happened, pushing member Hwayoung out of the group and burying T-ara under a deluge of bad press and netizen anger. I’m sure you’ve heard it all before.
Perhaps T-ara’s sound-swapping, member-shuffling management strategy should have been a tip off that they couldn’t quickly bounce back from the scandal. In contrast to perfectly synchronized peers like Girls’ Generation or the established sound of 2NE1, T-ara’s success always seemed to live and die by their latest single; they’ve never really been loved for some kind of unassailable idol status
During T-ara N4‘s promotions, the singers were asked about the recent Hwayoung controversy. To recapitulate, Hwayoung’s removal from T-ara led to a PR meltdown. At that point, netizens had already been swapping rumors about bullying: rumors that were vehemently denied by T-ara and their representatives. To contrary netizens, however, the press releases only served to add fuel to the debate. Without knowing what really happened, advertising campaigns and drama producers wanted nothing to do with the disfavored T-ara. This was only one example of netizen rhetoric and its effects.
If the opportunity presents itself, netizens are quick to generate discussion. If the latest sensational topics are getting old or running out of steam, they simply invent new ones (Not to name names, but ahem, TaJinYo)
Eunjung revealed that she can’t get herself to eat rice cakes in public after the bullying rumors.
T-ara N4 were guests of an recent episode of ‘Beatles Code 2‘ where they opened up about their past happenings in detail for the first time. On the topic of bullying ‘evidence’ and the immense amount of photos and video clips that circulated the web, Eunjung discussed the video of her ‘force feeding’ Hwayoung rice cake. She was even given the nickname ‘rice-cake Eunjung’ because of the video.
She explained, “That was done all for fun. When we were on a Japanese TV show, the host told us we should make it funny, and as part of the member of the losing team on the show, I was supposed to feed rice-cake to someone on the winning team
Members Of T-ara Respond To Allegations They Bullied Former Bandmate Hwayoung Into Leaving The Group [PHOTOS]
tara, tara eunjong, T-ARAMembers Of T-ara Respond To Allegations They Bullied Former Bandmate Hwayoung Into Leaving The Group [PHOTOS]
Last July, when T-ara's Hwayoung was reportedly forced out of the group, many K-pop fans accused her former bandmates of bullying, posting video clips and photos of the alleged incidents online.
In one such incident Jiyeon of T-ara mocked Hwayoung online after she won an online popularity poll.
"I won first place in a popularity poll, so I'm sharing this picture," Jiyeon wrote. "Oh, and Hwayoung got zero votes. Haha. Our poor Hwayoung."
Other incidents involved the whole group snubbing her onstage and Jiyeon mocking Hwayoung on the reality show "Star Life Theater" for pretending to read a book.
"It's because of the camera [your're reading a book]," Jiyeon said according to website Soompi
TVXQ, JYJ, T-ARA, KARAWhy Girl Group Members Quitting Becomes a Hot Issue
Even when TVXQ split into current TVXQ and JYJ, there was not as much controversy as KARA's scandal that pitted Gyuri against the rest of the team or the ongoing drama around T-ARA, whose member, Hwayoung, ended up quitting the teams after rumors about bullying surfaced to the public. Considering the enormous popularity of TVXQ at the time, which far surpassed the sum of all girl groups, it is shocking how fast and large girl-group troubles spread, like wildfire on a dry summer day.
Typically, the most common reason stated for quitting is 'academic' and simply 'personal reasons.' Sometimes, it is true. Other times, it is more complicated.
Other than when a celebrity on a constant spotlight suddenly and genuinely want to turn back to leading a normal life, it is usually the management company that gives the to-be-ousted member a pink slip
The members of T-ara N4 talked about their bullying scandal and various other rumors for the first time on broadcast.
The girls were guests on the May 6 episode of Mnet‘s ‘Beatles Code 2‘. Hyomin was the first to speak up, and she said, “There were rumors that I was a thug when I went to school. I just hung out with kids who weren’t the nicest kids, but that was it. There are also rumors that I was forced to move schools because I had hit another student. I never hit anyone. I’d rather someone come out and say that I hit them.” Hyomin revealed that she had moved schools, but it wasn’t because she had hit someone. She explained, “My mom decided that I should switch schools because she wanted to pursue a better education for me
T-ARA, Eunjung, T-ARA N4, HwayoungT-ARA Eunjung Confesses, "We Weren't Given a Chance to Talk About the Hwayoung 'Bully' Rumors"
T-ARA unit group T-ARA N4 expressed that they were sad and distraught that they were not given a chance to talk about the 'Hwayoung crisis' from last year.
T-ARA N4 appeared on Mnet "Beatles Code 2" and explained the Hwayoung bully crisis from last year. Talking about the SNS messages, they stated, "We were young and did not think before we acted. We all were in a fight for two days. Letting the argument go overnight was a mistake."
Eunjung commented, "With all the online rumors and videos going around, although they were not true, it made us start to think that maybe we did do that and that we were a bad person."
The members all agreed that they did go through much heartache and pain since the rumors and that they will continue to strive and work hard to show their best efforts
T-ARA N4, Country DiaryT-ARA N4 Opens Up about Controversy
T-ARA N4 will open up to talk about the controversy that endangered the integrity of the team last year.
On May 6, T-ARA N4 will go on air on the episode of Mnet's 'Beatles Code.'
In the preview clip released on May 3, members of T-ARA N4 are shown visibly shaken and drenched in tears as they discuss the controversy that spiraled down the team last year.
When asked by one of the hosts about the alleged alienation of now former member, Hwa Young, who ended up leaving the group, T-ARA N4 members all shed tears as they shared their thoughts and explanations. Eun Jung opened up first by stating, "I wanted to be honest about that" while other members added, "We did not know she would leave the team," and "We were heartbroken