News / Hot Issues / Buzz

Japan Fans Turn Their Backs on T-ARA, "I Was a Fool to Like K-Pop"

By Staff Writer | July 31, 2012 02:34 PM EDT

Japan Fans Turn Their Backs on T-ARA, "I Was a Fool to Like K-Pop"
Japan Fans Turn Their Backs on T-ARA, "I Was a Fool to Like K-Pop" (Photo : d)

Japan fans stated, "I guess this is the harsh reality of K-Pop" and "I feel like a fool for liking T-ARA over KARA and Girls' Generation. I quit being their fan."

Like Us on Facebook

On July 30, Core Contents Media announced the withdrawal of member Hwayoung, causing quite a commotion in the entertainment industry.

After hearing about Hwayoung's withdrawal Japan fans have begun to criticize T-ARA. Many fans expressed their opinions and thoughts about this incident on various community boards and sites.

Japan fans were shocked to hear that one of their favorite K-Pop girl groups had bullied one of the members.

On one online community, a post read, "Why is it that Hwayoung is portrayed as a bad person here when she is in fact the victim?" and "Hwayoung's withdrawal? This is the worst decision. T-ARA will most likely not be able to perform much in Japan anymore."

Yesterday on Japan's twitter, words such as T-ARA, Hwayoung, bullying rumors, termination of contract and others were ranked in the top 10 words.

Core Contents Media had stated that due to Hwayoung's rash behavior during performances as well as other incidents was the reason for her withdrawal. Japan fans questioned the company as to why then did they have Hwayoung stand in the center for their new song, "Day By Day" performance. It seemed like the company was throwing all their problems onto Hwayoung.

After Japan fans heard about the videos of the other members bullying Hwayoung, many looked up the videos to see for themselves. After seeing the videos, Japan fans commented, "While all the other members look like they are having fun, Hwayoung seems to be all alone" and "If they are like that to her on camera, I wonder how hard it was for her off camera."

There also many internet users that are not only criticizing T-ARA, but K-Pop as whole. Even international fans who have enjoyed K-Pop are now thinking differently about it. Some fans commented, "I heard that the K-Pop industry was bad, but I didn't think it was this extreme", "Singers who only look to fame and money will not last long in this industry" and "Withdrawing a member so that they can continue their fame and make money in Japan. This is the harsh reality of K-Pop."

Today, Core Contents Media CEO Kim Kwang Soo also stated, "All these false messages and articles that are appearing on the internet are not making things better for T-ARA or Hwayoung. I have met with Hwayoung's parent yesterday and have explained to them the situation. We have discussed Hwayoung's future plans as a singer as well."

Please join the discussion/debate regarding T-ARA's scandal on KpopStarz forum

Tagged :  T-ARA, Hwayoung, K-Pop

Featured

Press Conference 06.30.15 | 09:27AM EDT

SISTAR Discuss Their Penchant For Catchy Summer Tunes

With the success of their latest single "Shake It," the members of SISTAR explained how they built their reputation as K-Pop's definitive summer girl group.

Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 06.30.15 | 09:24AM EDT

Girls' Generation Said To Have Filmed 3 Music Videos For July Return

The music videos were reportedly shot in sunny Thailand and are currently in post-production.

Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 06.30.15 | 08:16AM EDT

Wonder Girls To Make Comeback With Song Penned By JYP

JYP Entertainment's Wonder Girls are set to make a comeback with a new track penned by the company's head, Park Jin Young.

Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 06.30.15 | 08:02AM EDT

BTS Reach New Heights Surpassing 10 Million Views On 'I Need U' And 3 Million On 'Dope'

BTS demonstrate their immense popularity with high view counts on their latest music videos.

KpopStarz Is Looking For Enthusiastic Entertainment Contributors Reach Millions On The Web.
Real Time Analytics