Ever since rumors about T-ara member conflicts began circling online, netizens have been pooling together what they believe is proof of the bullying.
Posted on various online websites, netizen claim that
T-ara has been bullying Hwa Young on various television shows, playing
off their actions as a joke.
Several screen captures of the
group show Hwa Young, sitting at a distance away from the group. One
picture showed Hyo Min poking Hwa Young in the eye, while another showed
Hyo Min covering Hwa Young away from the camera.
showed Eun Jung, forcefully stuffing a large rice cake into Hwa Young’s
mouth, despite her scrunched up face. The other members laughed as this
was going on.
When T-ara was featured for KBS’ Star Life Theater,
Eun Jung revealed her personal discomfort and hesitation in adding one
or two members to the group, believing that it could ruin the atmosphere
of the team.
Also on the same show, Ji Yeon negatively remarked
that she has never seen Hwa Young reading a book before and it’s for
show since there is a camera.
While some of these claims by
netizens seem forced to fit the situation, in light of the drama that
has been happening, netizens are inclined to believe that some of the
jokes that T-ara members played on Hwa Young during the broadcast were
gradual hints that lead to the controversy that happened on July 30.