A Japanese staff member who worked with T-ara has called shenanigans on Core Contents Media CEO Kim Kwang Soo‘s attacks on Hwayoung‘s character.
She said, ‘When I was with T-ara as an interpreter and magazine assistant, I noticed that Hwa Young never really talked with anyone and was very quiet. She just did her work. To us staff, however, she always showed a smiling face. She gave the best impression out of all the members. I heard that she seemed to feel like a stranger because she was a new member, so I tried to make her feel comfortable. She still seemed weak, so I thought perhaps she wasn’t getting along well with her members. Unfortunately, I guess in showbiz the idols with strong personalities live on while the kind and friendly ones find it hard to do so.’
Of course, this doesn’t prove anything because it’s only one anecdotal example, but stories like this are certainly not going to help KKS convince the public that this was all Hwayoung’s fault.
Japanese singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu basically summed up what most people are probably feeling about the situation.
On July 30, the singer tweeted, “Outcasts are no good. Really low! They say the ones that are outcast have a problem too but that’s all a lie. The ones making others outcasts are 100%, 1000000000% bad! How much the tormented must be suffering… just reading the news makes my heart hurt.”
She added, “Though I’m not a group so I can’t be outcast, if I was together all the time with a group? I think I’d want to quit! I don’t think I would want to go.”
The singer also added her disappointment in T-ara saying, “I used to like T-ara but… I really don’t like this and I can’t understand. I really don’t like it.”