‘Beautiful Concert’ Continues to Show T-ara with Hwa Young
MBC’s Beautiful Concert not only didn’t edit out T-ara’s performances for its broadcast, but also decided not to edit them out of its reruns. The bigger problem was that Hwa Young, the member forced to leave the group after a giant controversy, also appeared with T-ara.
On the August 26 broadcast of MBC’s Beautiful Concert, the T-ara members performed Day by Day and Roly Poly onstage. Hwa Young was also still present as a member of the group.
The broadcast was a rerun of the episode aired on August 21, which was recorded even farther back, but despite the complaints from viewers, it chose again not to edit the performance out.
The recording itself took place before the T-ara incident occurred, sometime in mid-July, and the broadcast was delayed because of London Olympic specials that took place in between. Airing a scene that made issues for the original broadcast in a rerun again, however, brings viewers to question what the producers were aiming for.
Some programs have aired episodes featuring T-ara members even after the incident, but it’s the first time a program has chosen to air an episode that shows all T-ara members, including Hwa Young.
According to the producers, they had reached the final decision to cut out the talk sessions and only air the performances after much discussion.
The day’s episode also featured Younha, Gilme & Eun Ji Won, Shin Hyo Bum and Sunflower.
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