The T-ara-Hwa Young controversy is beginning to take an ugly turn.
the initial press release and short and vague tweet response from Hwa
Young, a new press release was issued by Core Contents Media (CCM) on
Hwa Young and her actions.
Following T-ara’s Budokan concert upon returning to Korea, the group appeared on the July 27 episode of KBS’ Music Bank.
according to CCM, with just two groups left before T-ara’s stage, Hwa
Young unexpectedly said she would not be able to go on stage despite
having rehearsed to perform with T-ara while seated in a chair.
incident left members Ham Eun Jung and Hyo Min scrambling to prepare
for Hwa Young’s rap for the stage in a short time, which even resulted
in a mistake made by Hyo Min during the live performance.
following the performance, on the way back home, Hwa Young was said
have thrown her crutches, while in plain view of fans and members of the
press, and proceeding to sit on the ground.
When her manager
tried to regulate the situation, she is said to have threatened to
scream in front of everyone. CCM said some of T-ara’s fans even saw Hwa
Young not listening to her manager and had reported it to the press.
added, “Hwa Young acted not as the team’s youngest and as though a top
star but the other T-ara members put up with it until now as she was a
Lastly, CCM’s CEO Kim Kwang Soo shared, “It’s not just Music Bank
but such incidents involving Hwa Young have occurred countless times
and we wish to not disclose any further incidents to protect Hwa Young. I
feel very regretful over Hwa Young’s words left on Twitter. I don’t
think Hwa Young knew of the countess opportunities that were given to
her and I hope even now she will come to recognize her wrongdoing.”