Keyword: Hwayoung Been Bully
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)
K-PopGirl Groups Bullying Problems, Is There any way to Stop This?
'Girl group bullying issues' are always going to be a constant problem.
Starting with the 'T-ARA crisis' and Hwayoung, last week's episode of SBS "Strong Heart" showed Jewelry member Lee Ji Hyun talking about their past and the rumors they had about bullying. Because these bullying issues have become a social problem, agencies have been trying to find a solution on how they can block these situations from happening.
There are many different reasons for bullying to occur, but the two most agreed upon ones are jealousy and different opinions. It could be because one member is more popular than the rest or due to clashing opinions on various situations. This is why agencies have created a new concept called 'Discussion time'
T-ARA, Sexy Love, Mirage, Core Contents Media
It has been a week since T-ARA made its comeback.
Since the departure of Hwayoung, T-ARA has been suffering backlash from their bullying controversy. Everything was scrutinized, from their Twitter accounts to witness testimonies. Eunjung was suddenly replaced of the drama that she had originally been preparing and there were allegations that T-ARA's apology was fabricated and not written by them. However, despite all the bad press, they came back as a 7-member group on September 6, with their new song, "Sexy Love."
So let's look how they've been doing for the past week.
On September 3, T-ARA released their 7th mini album, Mirage. The group released 4 different versions of the "Sexy Love" music video and another music video for their next song, "Day and Night
T-ARA, Core Contents Media, Hwayoung
32 days after Hwayoung has been removed from the group, both sides have spoken up about the bullying rumors being a misunderstanding as well as showed their support for one another.
It took quite a while for it to finally come down to this. Although the agency had tried to calm down the situation, it only got worse. It came to the point where no matter what they did the public would not believe them.
Eunjung had even been removed from here drama role and Soyeon's appearance time shrunk drastically in hers. Unlike other issues, this one lasted for over a month.
T-ARA Members tweets after the Japan Concert
Last month, T-ARA members were in Japan getting ready for the Budokan concert
T-ARA to Comeback on September 3, ‘Cannot Push Back Any Further Due to Never-Ending Misunderstandings’
t-ara, comeback, mirage, sexy love, core contents media, HwayoungT-ARA to Comeback on September 3, 'Cannot Push Back Any Further'
T-ARA has finally announced their comeback after the 'T-ARA crisis'.
Today, Core Contents Media commented, "T-ARA will comeback with their 7th mini album, MIRAGE, on September 3. It was supposed to originally come out in August, but due to the 'crisis', it has been delayed."
They continued, "With the 'T-ARA crisis' getting more out of control due to the bullying rumors, Eunjung was even removed from her drama. Hwayoung recently wrote on her twitter that there was no bullying. T-ARA had been quiet about this issue for a month and they truly do apologize for staying quiet about it. The fact that they were quiet about it only caused more rumors and criticism and they apologize for the disruption they have caused
T-ARA, Hwayoung, apologyT-ARA's Official Apology Letter, Turning Point For 'T-ARA Crisis'?
Girl group T-ARA has been criticized by many due to the bullying rumors surrounding Hwayoung's dismissal from the group. Their handwritten apology letter has been revealed today on their official webpage.
Today, T-ARA revealed their handwritten apology letter on their official webpage. They apologized to everyone that was disappointed in them as well as expressed their feelings for Hwayoung.
With the recent rumors about T-ARA's comeback, this apology letter seems to have created a turning point for them. The fact that they wrote a handwritten letter about the T-ARA crisis and their thoughts and apologies on the matter has died down much of the hate they had been receiving
Hwayoung, Eunjung, T-ARA
Hwayoung expresses her sadness on T-ARA Eunjung's removal from her drama.
Today, Hwayoung wrote on her twitter, "I do not feel so great hearing about Eunjung's removal from her drama. While being a part of T-ARA, there were some disagreements, but due to that, people have made it worse by thinking that there was bullying going on. I'm also sad that because due to these twisted rumors, all the members must've been hurt by it. However, because we have all these good memories together, I want to forget the past and see each other and support each other with a smiling face. I am truly sorry to all the fans that have supported T-ARA."
This is the first time Hwayoung has updated her twitter since her last message which asked for everyone to stop making this 'crisis' worse
Following the issue with T-ara‘s member Hwayoung supposedly being bullied by the members and the speculation that followed with alleged testimonies and video captures, elementary students came up with “T-ara’s Bully Game,” where they choose a target to bully among fellow students. This “game” has been popular among students and is further spreading.
A shocking post was made today on an online community board relating to a story that happened to one student. The original poster of the thread is supposedly a 24 years old college student who found out about it. She wrote, “My niece and her friends know about the T-ara scandal and have been closely following it. They made a game out of it.”
She continued, “I was visiting my older sister and my niece, a 3 year elementary student was there, immersed in a kakaotalk chat
T-ARA, Hwayoung, Eunjung, Hyomin, Core Contents Media'Bullying Controversy' T-ARA, Reason for their Black Fashion
The after effects of T-ARA's now ex-member Hwayoung's dismissal has been huge. Even after 10 or so days after the incident, internet users are still attacking T-ARA members.
Members Eunjung and Hyomin gained attention during their drama press conferences as they showed tears when asked about the 'T-ARA crisis'.
Their style and facial expressions have changed drastically as well. Their usual cute and bubbly image seemed to have disappeared. They have been showing a very quiet and calm side to them.
Their usual fun and bright outfits have also disappeared. Eunjung and Hyomin both wore black outfits during their press conferences. It seems that they wanted to avoid any more hate from the internet users and anti-fans by wearing simple black dresses
T-ARA, Soyeon, Kim Kwang Soo, Hwayoung, Core Contents Media
The 'conflicting statements' between Kim Kwang Soo's announcement and Soyeon's interview have been becoming quite an issue. The 'T-ARA crisis' seems to be heating up again.
After the bullying rumors and Hwayoung's dismissal from the group, member Soyeon was the first to speak about the situation.
When asked about the problems within the group, Soyeon replied ,"8 girls in their teens and 20s are all living together. Everyone wants to be the center of attention and be loved by everyone. There is no way that we wouldn't have conflict. We fight and make up every day. The conflict with Hwayoung was similar. And if you're asking if were on bad terms, I can only say that all 8 of us are on bad terms then."
Soyeon also replied, "It is true that were a bit disappointed with Hwayoung at the Japan concert