Kim Kwang Soo drops a nuclear bomb on T-ara's career

Nearly every single article in the top 30 this morning is related to T-ara, as expected. I'm sure you can predict the netizen response to this controversy, but here's a slew of the best replies coming your way anyway.

Enjoy what's left of your career, T-ara.


Article: SBS Ryu Chul Min PD, refuses to cast T-ara upon Hwayoung's termination

Source: TV Daily via Nate

1. [+4,058, -28] The PDs know insider secrets so it seems they're just letting everything out now. It's good, explode everything that's hidden. Korea is going crazy right now.

2. [+3,771, -27] Ryu Chul Min PD is the best.

3. [+3,595, -24] He's amazing.


Article: 'Released' Hwayoung, dramatic twist? Kim Kwang Soo "I hope she genuinely realizes.."

Source: Star News via Nate

1. [+2,218, -20] He's using the same media play tactics he used years ago with Nam Gyuri. At the time, he claimed he'd let Nam Gyuri back if she realized her mistakes and turned her into a weird person with the media. And I think it was on Radio Star where he said that they had made up and she was about to return... but that ended up being Kwang Soo's own little charade without taking anything of Nam Gyuri into consideration.

2. [+2,104, -28] The sound of his words are akin to the sound of the shit dropping out of his ass

3. [+2,000, -21] What is he saying, he's totally disregarding all of the bullying Hwayoung had to endure and he's just saying whatever the hell he wants;;; What a horror story


Article: "Bullying is not the problem"... Kim Kwang Soo CEO, terminates Hwayoung's contract

Source: Dispatch via Nate

1. [+4,108, -34] That's good because now that Hwayoung's out of the group, it's our turn to outcast T-ara

2. [+3,692, -32] Are you kidding right now???ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Sounds like it's going to get fun ㅋㅋㅋ I'm looking forward to the hate T-ara is going to earn now ㅋㅋ I hope you guys are determined!!

3. [+1,680, -14] I'm getting the determination to try being an anti for the first time in my life


Article: Hwayoung's termination creates 'T-Jinyo', a nuclear bomb-like reaction emerges out of netizens' determination to reveal the truth

Source: TV Daily via Nate

1. [+2,412, -20] T-ara has to be reported to the broadcasting association or the ministry of gender equality and family because school bullying is such a huge problem in Korea right now, how could anyone dare have a girl group that is at the forefront of bullying and bad behavior come out on TV? Everyone needs to report this so that T-ara can't come on TV and influence kids like this.

2. [+2,067, -31] Can't the police investigate this?? The level of torture Hwayoung received, on top of violence...

3. [+1,826, -21] Let's all go join T-Jinyo


Article: Hwayoung's Twitter ambigous confession "Facts without truth" Curiousity goes up

Source: TV Daily via Nate

1. [+4,100, -72] Find strength, Hwayoung. There are a lot of fans supporting you..

2. [+3,489, -41] I noticed that Kangho changed his name and has been working as an actor lately. He's trying to pull off the same stunt with T-ara, isn't he. Amazing, quite amazing just how dirty they can be.

3. [+3,231, -36] It's so obvious this is Kwang Soo's pathetic desperation to make money.


Article: T-ara's Japanese staff, "Hwayoung was the only quiet one" Japanese fan response? 'Sympathy'

Source: E-News 24 via Nate

1. [+2,669, -11] What are you going to do now, Kwang Soo? You hated on Hwayoung for saying she had caught the celebrity disease, but look what just came out of Japan?? ㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+2,176, -12] Who do you think is correct? Kwang Soo, who's known for manipulating the media, or a foreigner looking in from the outside? There's a saying that no matter where you go, the bad in you will be seen. Hwayoung, find strength.

3. [+1,995, -10] Translation of the staff's tweet: "When I participated as an interpetor and assistant for T-ara's magazine photoshoot, it was around February at the time. Hwayoung did not talk to anyone and was really quiet. She did not talk to the make-up artists or the members and just did what she was told to do. To our staff, however, she was always smiling. She had the best first impression. We heard that she was a new member so that she might not be accustomed to the situation so we tried our best get her comfortable.. But it's true that Hwayoung looked like she had no strength. Since she was a new member, I thought she was just nervous or used to the members yet.. But it seems that her relationship with them did not get better with time. How pitiful... The majority of the kids that are in variety think they're beautiful and have strong personalities, so it's hard for bright and kind children to survive..."


Article: Fans cancel T-ara concert pre-order tickets, fandom turns their back after Hwayoung's termination

Source: TV Daily via Nate

1. [+2,812, -19] Why would anyone go to their concert? Even if I got a free ticket, I wouldn't even consider it for a second

2. [+2,551, -15] I know what will make T-ara's concert sell out instantly. Plan these special events for the concert: Park Yebbeun's special strip cam show, Eunjung's rice cake feeding game, Hyomin's sugar daddy party, guess Boram's correct height and mental age, and who can break umbrellas the fastest game. In the end, the winner will be crowned 'acting prodigy' with a final contest to see who can pretend to cry and apologize to Hwayoung. 

3. [+2,547, -16] If they had admitted that they had made mistakes because they were young and immature, and apologized for those actions and promised to do better, they could've at least earned sympathy. But now, it's so obvious that they're trying to kill off Hwayoung for their own survival. Kwang Soo, you must be thinking that this will go away in a couple months... and you're right, that's probably what will happen, but you have basically just proven that you are nothing but trash to the rest of the world. Don't live like that.


Article: [Exclusive Interview] Kim Kwang Soo CEO "It will be hard for Hwayoung if the truth is revealed"

Source: Ilgan Sports via Nate

1. [+3,287, -43] What kind of CEO is this?... This company is hopeless. He's basically telling her to shut up or expect to get hurt.

2. [+2,793, -34] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Look at him trying to manipulate the media again after Hwayoung dissed him on Twitter ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+2,526, -32] Did he just say he wants Hwayoung to stay quiet ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ


Article: T-ara's company "Hwayoung refused to perform during live broadcast"

I didn't check if this article was translated by allkpop or anywhere else yet but it's basically saying that Kwang Soo is claiming Hwayoung refused to perform on the July 27th episode of Music Bank. She was originally supposed to sit on a chair and rap, but with just two teams left to get on stage, she flat out refused, forcing Hyomin and Eunjung to memorize her rap in a hurry.

Then on their way back home, she apparently threw her crutches to the floor in front of fans and reporters and threatened to scream when her manager tried to get her back up.

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+5,094, -87] If Hwayoung had really thrown her crutches on the ground, fans and reporters would have uploaded it to the internet immediately. Why is he staying quiet on Jiyeon's strip cam, Hyomin's iljin rumors, and all of the other proof shots of the members torturing Hwayoung? Kwang Soo, do you feel good about having tried to turn Hwayoung into a bit** when she was the one being bullied? The more you try to push Hwayoung out of this, the faster T-ara will meet their end.

2. [+4,584, -88] T-ara probably beat her up before she tried to get on stage...

3. [+4,412, -63] Kwang Soo has finally come out with his rebuttals ㅋㅋㅋ I'm going to go crazy laughing ㅋㅋㅋ Because at least I have a brain ㅜㅜ


Article: T-ara-Hwayoung, will their secrets be revealed... Company reveals one secret as a warning

Source: OSEN via Nate

1. [+2,951, -32] Determination Kwang Soo, let's hear some of those dozen secrets, shall we?

2. [+2,901, -38] There are two known bullies in the group, and he's trying to say that all six of them were bullied by ONE new member??? LOL...

3. [+2,785, -35] Reveal your proof then because we have tons of proof of the counter side.


Article: T-ara Boram Hwayoung, unfollowed a year ago... "Nothing to do with bullying"

Source: Star News via Nate

"Boram and Hwayoung got into a fight a year ago on SBS Inkigayo and Hwayoung yelled at Boram to the point until she cried. That day, Boram unfollowed Hwayoung."

1. [+1,711, -30] So he basically proved that they've been bullying her since a year ago. Boram's 27 years old, does she really want to be acting like this at her age? Just because she's short as a midget doesn't mean her mental age can be as low as it wants.

2. [+1,555, -19] Unfollow is Hwayoung's fault, Hyomin forgetting her lyrics is Hwayoung's fault, being bullied is Hwayoung's fault, they're saying everything's Hwayoung's fault

3. [+1,527, -20] So dirty. They're turning the victim into the attacker ㅋㅋㅋ I have nothing to say to that ㅋㅋ When does Kwang Soo's media play end?ㅋㅋㅋ I feel so bad for Hwayoung, but this is actually for the better! Find strength, Hwayoung


Article: "Jiyeon's attitude problems were caused by Hwayoung" Company reveals it isn't the first time Hwayoung acted out

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+1,638, -24] They seem to be thinkng they can treat her any way she wants in the media now since she's been terminated from the company. Core is going to fail soon anyway so let's all just wait.

2. [+1,486, -17] It's obvious Kwang Soo is getting desperate now.

3. [+1,072, -20] I'm just waiting for the part where he blames Hwayoung for Jiyeon's strip cam