T-ara’s Eun Jung Speaks Up for the First Time
T-ara’s Eun Jung opened up for the first time since she came under fire regarding Hwa Young’s departure from the team.
On July 31, Eun Jung left on her fansite Eun Jung Chan Yang Dot Net, ‘Thank you, and I’m sorry.’
This was the first statement she made since Hwa Young left T-ara, and is thought to be an expression of the mixed feelings and gratitude she feels toward her fans who continued to support her through the controversy.
Netizens, of course, have sprung to their feet to voice their own opinions on the post. Many fans have shown support, but a majority have been debating what she could have meant.
Everything started when the T-ara members left tweets that were allegedly aimed at Hwa Young, leading to speculation that the member was being bullied by the rest of her team. On July 30, Core Contents Media rep Kim Kwang Soo announced that Hwa Young would be leaving the team and her contract would be cancelled, but the measure only led to more backlash from netizens.
On July 31, T-ara’s agency maintained that it would take strong legal measures against netizens who spread false information. The group was to push through with an appearance at the Expo Super Concert to be held in Yeosu on August 1, but the appearance was cancelled soon after.
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