Amid the controversy over Core Contents Media’s cancellation of a contract with T-ara’s Hwayoung, the number of members of T-ara’s anti-cafe, We Ask T-ara to Reveal the Truth, is increasing geometrically.
As of July 31 at 8:30 a.m., the number of members of the online cafe exceeded 252,000. This cafe was opened on July 29 by people who were outraged by the rumor that T-ara’s Hwayoung was being bullied by other members, asking T-ara and their agency, Core Contents Media, to reveal the truth.
On July 28, Kim Kwang Soo, the CEO of Core Contents Media, said he would make an important announcement about the rumors about T-ara on July 30, and he announced that the agency would cancel its contract with Hwayoung.
After that, the number of members of the T-ara’s anti-cafe increased rapidly, exceeding 57,000 within a day.
As Core Contents Media announced its cancellation of the contract with Hwayoung, she now has to leave the team. It’s been only 20 months since she joined the team.
Some people say the decision of the agency doesn’t make sense because Hwayoung is actually a victim of bullying.
However, Core Contents Media says the rumor about Hwayoung being bullied by other T-ara members is not true, but rather Hwayoung has done many things that surprised many people. The agency also says it had to make this decision because her behavior was not appropriate for a member of a girl group and she didn’t want to improve her behavior at all. They insisted that Hwayoung was not a victim of bullying but a member who caused trouble to other T-ara members and staff.