If you hadn’t heard by now, the latest chapter in the T-ara bullying saga is member Soyeon giving an interview to the Chosun Ilbo, speaking about the Hwayoung situation and the bullying accusations, then promptly getting into a serious car accident that led to her hospitalization.
The reaction was sadly predictable, with gobs of people crying out “karma”, which only reminded me: 1) how ridiculous people are and 2 ) how much I hate the concept of and belief in karma.
Q: Let’s get straight to the point. Was there a ‘bully’?
A: I also saw the ‘evidence’ the netizens uploaded online. I did think that if that was all they saw, the ‘bullying’ point of view could have made sense. It is true that there were negative feelings towards Hwayoung during our Tokyo concert. When Hwayoung claimed she couldn’t perform because of her leg, and when she was at the beauty shop by herself when we were practicing, there was a fight between the members. Following the performance, we told the President to handle this for us. Starting from that point, many things happened and we didn’t know that it would lead to Hwayoung’s departure.
Q: Are you saying that the members did not want Hwayoung to leave the group?
A: Not at all. We all learned about this through the articles. We were angry at our company. All we said was there was a point of conflict, so we asked them to find a solution. If Hwayoung leaves like this, the blame goes to all of us. But our President told us, “let’s do it like this for Hwayoung’s sake”. We felt very torn.
Q: The other members never left out Hwayoung? Is it true that there were rifts in your relationships?
A: There are 7-8 teenage girls in their ‘teens and twenties, all staying together. Everyone want to be famous and become recognized, so it’s impossible to have no conflicts at all. Every day, members fight and apologize, stay together and separate. It was a similar situation with Hwayoung. If you’re asking if we had bad relationships because of that, then everyone in our group has bad relationships.
I didn’t write about this because I didn’t think it would be a story. It seems plausible enough and it’s all public relations at this point anyway.
Essentially, I didn’t think it was a big deal and it certainly wasn’t something you would say she deserves to be hospitalized for…
…but that’s exactly the reaction that came after Soyeon was involved in a serious car accident.
While traveling down to Busan on August 13th at approximately 7:00 AM for the shooting of her drama ‘Haeundae Lovers‘, her vehicle slipped on the rainy road and hit the guard rail twice before flipping on its side.
Other than Soyeon, two stylists were passengers in the vehicle. All passengers were taken to the emergency room and underwent CT and X-ray scans.
“Due to the sudden rain, the car must have slipped. The managers are now hurrying to the scene of the incident,” said a representative for Core Contents Media. “Since the car has flipped over, this incident seems bigger than we anticipated. The 119 response team responded at the scene and transported everyone to the emergency room.”
“Thankfully, Soyeon seems to have suffered no big injuries on the outside. But since this is an accident first of all, her filming schedule for today has been cancelled and will undergo a full test,” the agency concluded.
Thankfully, there were no serious injuries, but she is all fucked up.
In the photos that StarNews was able to obtain, Soyeon was hospitalized with a brace around her neck, and reportedly appeared to be in a lot of pain.
Her agency added, “There are no major external injuries, however, she is in a lot of shock, and has been since the accident. She has been experiencing pain in her neck, shoulders, and back. For now, we have decided to cancel the ‘Haeundae Lovers‘ shoot she has today, and whether or not she will attend future shoots will be decided with the staff members after observing her condition, however, Soyeon is displaying great determination and ambition for this project.”
As I said earlier, none of this stopped people from jumping for joy at the sight of Soyeon injured.
It’s hilarious because by their own shitty logic karma will come back to get them for celebrating the serious injury of somebody else.
Besides that though, I really really really hate people bringing up karma for any reason nowadays.
1) It’s bullshit superstition.
No rational person can believe the world works this way. People don’t get what they deserve. You don’t need statistics to back that up, just go around and live life. Assholes live fucking forever and innocent kids starve to death*.
*If I die soon after writing this post, some asshole is gonna say, “LOL KARMA”. If that happens, then I hope there’s an afterlife so I can become a ghost and give them death by explosive diarrhea.
2) It’s been twisted into something used to wish ill on others.
Like most things in religion, it’s supposed to be something to control the believers. As in, it’s supposed to make you do good in the world out of fear of getting absolutely shafted in this life or the next.
Somehow though, karma has become the go-to word when something bad happens to somebody you don’t like. Basically, it’s become a way to express to everybody what a piece of shit you are, but you get to hide behind some bullshit religious concept to take the edge off.
Laughing at natural disasters, wars, and human suffering is not what karma was meant to be used for, so grow some balls if you’re gonna be a dick.
3) Even using it in a positive way is pretentious as shit.
The fact that you would only do good in the world because you believe it will come back and reward you is pretentious as hell.
How about just being a nice person? Fuck.
In conclusion, stop citing karma every time you want to be a horrific human being because it makes no logical sense to do so by your OWN GODDAMN LOGIC. It’s a mind-numbingly stupid belief to begin with, plus you make everybody dumber for using it as an excuse to hide the fact that you’re a piece of shit.