T-ara has begun experiencing a backlash from the Hwa Young controversy.
netizens becoming increasingly critical of the war of words being
issued by Core Contents Media and former T-ara member Hwa Young, T-ara
is now beginning to experience a definite decrease in popularity.
T-ara members have now been branded as bullies and is facing its
biggest crisis to date, with some 6,300 fans already having left T-ara’s
fan cafes and beginning to voice their displeasure at the recent
unfolding of events.
In addition, fans have begun cancelling
their reservations for T-ara’s upcoming Seoul concert with comments such
as, “I have no intention of watching a seven-member T-ara without Hwa
Young”, “I have no will to go all the way out to Jamsil” and “What is
the real truth? I’m just going to cancel my T-ara concert reservations.”
upcoming August 11 exclusive concert had previously revealed it had
sold out all its standing and R-section seats leaving just 600 seats
With fans beginning to cancel their reservations, the outcome for T-ara’s concert remains unclear.
One of T-ara′s major fan cafes, Mystique, also caused a shock by revealing it had changed into a T-ara anti-fan cafe.
operator left a message on July 30 detailing the reasons saying, "I was
very disappointed to see the recent turn of events with T-ara. Though I
liked T-ara from its debut, I experienced a severe disappointment
through this incident. My heart is broken that the feelings I had [for
T-ara] the last three years has burst like a bubble. I no longer have
the heart to operate this cafe anymore."
operator added it has plans to change the cafe into a Hwa Young cafe.
The cafe, though not an official fan cafe of T-ara, has been in
operation since May 12 of 2009 and currently has 38,711 members.