A Japanese staff member, who once worked with the T-ara members, stepped forth after Hwa Young’s departure from the group to talk about what she saw in the member at the time.
The staff member had helped
T-ara with its magazine shoot as an interpreter in February, and tweeted
about her impressions on July 30.
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.’
on the Hwa Young and T-ara issue has already spread to Japan. Many
outlets have reported on the incident, and netizens have been leaving a
variety of opinions in the comments.