Former Sharp member Lee Ji Hye gave her two cents on the T-ara issue recently and what she said shouldn’t surprise anyone.
On July 30th’s airing of social broadcast Palm tv‘s ‘Lee Ji Hye’s Secret‘, Lee Ji Hye talked about the ongoing situation with T-ara for the show’s ‘Today’s search words’ segment.
Lee Ji Hye shared, “Sharp broke up because of the group’s disharmony. It’s hard for me to talk about T-ara when one member has left.”
She continued, “(The stories) may be true or not, but I think all are victims and attackers in one. In addition to Hwayoung, all the members are really getting hurt.”
Lee Ji Hye pointed out, “There can be anxiety about new members in a group. Their ways of living and goals are each different. Also, since they’re young and don’t have much experience, they can’t help but run into trouble with one another. Because the T-ara members are young, it’s going to be a big wound for them.”
She comforted T-ara by commenting, “My wound went on for a long time as well. It’s important to just watch from the side lines without any rumors.”
I think her words are important primarily because they express a sense of “this ain’t unique, get over it”.
This shit that fans do where they pretend every group is a bunch of best friends is idiotic. Conflicts likely happen weekly, if not daily, it’s just that this situation happened to get out in the open.
Plus, she basically says that T-ara are the ones getting fucked by Core Contents Media and company here.
Then there’s actor Ahn Jae Min, who came specifically to Eunjung‘s defense.
On August 1st, the actor wrote via his official Twitter page, “The Eunjung I know is extremely pure. She is a lonely person, and her personality is far from that of a typical celebrity. She’s the kind of friend who despite having just arrived from Japan and is running on little sleep goes to see her peers’ performances and even attends the after-parties.”
He continued, “She not only takes care of those around her, she is the only person who has had the same personality for the past 10 years. We never really talk about anything related to T-ara, so being surprised as to what happened, I am in the process of looking it up. As a family member who has known her for so long, this is extremely upsetting.”
“She must be having such a hard time right now, but I’ll pray that everyone will get better with time,” he added. “I love you, dongseng.”
In regards to Hwayoung, he wrote, “How hard must it have been, and how hard it must be now. Both parties will only end up with scarred hearts, and I hope that this whole thing will be resolved sooner than later.”
Probably just defending a friend, but it’s a reaction to people labeling all T-ara members as incarnations of evil when it’s likely that’s not the case at all. It doesn’t mean she’s innocent, but just that conflicts between humans are always more complex than the black and white scenarios people are trying to envision.
For her part, Eunjung left a cryptic message on her fan cafe.
On July 30th, the singer took to her fan café and wrote, “Thank you so much.. and I’m sorry.”
What does it mean? Uh … nothing?
Still though, it’s perfect, because you can go around the Internet and see people taking her comment to mean whatever they want it to mean. Why do I keep pushing that confirmation bias thing? Because it’s fucking true and I’ll shove it down your throat like Eunjung shoves rice cakes in Hwayoung‘s mouf.
Nobody wants to admit this, but the best answer until we know more is simple: “I have no fucking idea what the truth is.“