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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

T-ara best replies wrap up following Hwayoung's "meeting" with Kim Kwang Soo

Just wanted to squeeze these in before we're met with another onslaught of BS from Kim Kwang Soo tomorrow morning...


Article: [Exclusive] Kim Kwang Soo "Hwayoung, visited me with twin sister and sobbed..."

Source: Ilgan Sports via Nate

1. [+343, -2] These are the titles of future articles I am predicting:

- Hwayoung apologizes "It was a mistake.. My fault"
- Kwang Soo "I forgive Hwayoung... She will return to T-ara"
- T-ara's tearful press conference, a group hug of warmth
- [Photo] T-ara finally becomes one
- Hyoyeon, Jiyeon suffer from internet shock and social phobia
- Solution to online witch hunting is urgent
- Netizens' anger now turns to Hwayoung
- T-ara sheds tears on Strong Heart "Nobody was on our side" 
- T-ara successfully completes concert, members cry a sea of tears
- T-ara confesses on TV special "We are all victims"
- T-ara's new album 'daebak' tops music charts
- Jiyeon, Hwayoung "Now we are best friends"
- Hyomin and Hwayoung release new sel-ca, netizens claim they look like siblings

2. [+205, -2] No matter what Kwang Soo tries to do, the game is already over. The public has already turned their backs on the group. Even if Hwayoung were to return to T-ara, nobody will care. The group will have no choice but to disband.

3. [+206, -4] It's true that Hwayoung was threatened to write her tweet. A picture of her outside the company came up on Pann 40 minutes before her tweet went out. Right after, Kwang Soo released an article saying that she had visited the office to apologize.


Article: 'Hwayoung Office' picture emerges... Is a new page being turned in the T-ara case?

Source: Asia Today via Nate

1. [+1,221, -16] And exactly which netizen said "T-ara fighting"?

In the article, the reporter claimed that a netizen commented, "Fighting to both T-ara and Hwayoung."

2. [+1,095, -17] Where did the reporter get these netizen comments from? The only comments I saw were people saying they felt bad for Hwayoung ㅋㅋㅋ Or is this the response of the Core staff?

3. [+1,009, -11] Don't even think of using the word regroup


Article: [Exclusinve Interview] Hwayoung "I was on my way to apologize to the CEO after writing my tweet" 

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+532, -4] Newsen, you are amazing ㅋㅋㅋ Let me just laugh ^^ ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+459, -7] What's funny is that it still hasn't been confirmed whether the person supporting her in that picture was Hyoyoung or one of her parents. And are you crazy expecting us to believe that a reporter was just randomly driving his car around the block before "bumping into her"? And if you really had bumped into her right then and there, you should've released the article then. Why are you coming out with it now? I'd really like to pretend that I'm fooled by your antics but the quality of your lies are just so low.

3. [+450, -4] They first said that they didn't bully her and that there was no discord.. Then they changed the story to "there was a reason there was discord"... and when T-ara should be the one apologizing, they forced Hwayoung to apologize... So they basically admitted that they bullied her and yet they still haven't apologized? Wow, #*&(@)#.


Article: T-ara Hwayoung-Kim Kwang Soo meets late at night, what did they say?

Source: Sports Chosun via Nate

1. [+548, -11] Who in the world would believe this?

2. [+513, -8] He's already threatened Hwayoung's parents, what makes us think he wouldn't do the same to Hwayoung? Please just give it up and disband. I used to be a big fan of Soyeon back in the day, but now I don't even want to see her face...

3. [+517, -15] "The controversy has finally reached its conclusion with a direct meeting between Hwayoung and Kim Kwang Soo." Look at Kim Kwang Soo's determination to finish the controversy ㅋ


Article: A secret in Hwayoung's tweet message?... "Only the fans know"

Apparently, if you take the first letter at the front of each line in her tweet, it spells out "Only the fans know", as highlighted in the picture above. Fans are claiming it to be a cryptic message.


Article: T-ara, adds a new member... Confirmed eight members!

Source: MBN TV via Nate

1. [+1,078, -4] They did all that to Hwayoung, imagine what they'd do to a 14 year old. Dani's so young so her mouth is probably small, she might die if Eunjung tried to shove rice cakes down her throat too!

2. [+949, -7] Dani? You better be careful or you'll be bullied with rice cakes down your throat

3. [+937, -4] They're just crazy, aren't they... Do they still not realize what's going on???


Article: Hwayoung, apologizes in tears to Kim Kwang Soo CEO

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+1,234, -12] They're trying to swap the victim and the aggressor around. Shouldn't it be T-ara that should be apologizing? You guys are just out from this industry.

2. [+1,168, -8] I'm going crazy...ㅋㅋㅋ Do they think we're fools? Pissing me off right from the early morning

3. [+1,084, -6] Already expected this article to come out since yesterday...


Article: Hwayoung apologizes to company, how will Core respond?

Source: Mydaily via Nate

1. [+676, -7] So he called in Hwayoung to walk with her injured leg all the way over to the office to force her to write a tweet, which she managed to get out of by cryptically including "Only the fans know"... I've seen a lot of bad people in my life, but this is my first time seeing someone of this level. You are all going to hell. This is not something a human being should get away with doing.

2. [+584, -0] It's a dirty world we live in where a victim has to apologize towards her aggressor

3. [+561, -1] Those determined girls couldn't even last two days before they broke down when Hwayoung had to endure their bull for three years


Article: Hwayoung visits office, forced to write tweet? 'mixed opinions'

Source: TV Daily via Nate

1. [+479, -4] The case has gotten so big that it's no longer just Hwayoung's issue alone. Even if the victim says to stop, I don't think this case will go away anytime soon. People are worried that the netizens are just in an uproar momentarily, but I think this will last for a long time, just like how netizens still haven't given up on Jiyeon's webcam controversy. This will go on just as long, if not longer... I have a feeling T-ara will disband.

2. [+461, -5] Kwang Soo and T-ara still don't get it, do they? They can't handle just three days of hate and are already fooling around like this? How are they going to survive with such weak determination compared to Hwayoung, who had to survive three years of being treated like trash? Show us how strong your determination is, T-ara, because this is just the beginning.

3. [+400, -4] They made up my a$$


Hwayoung was dragged to the Core Contents office and forced to write her Tweet

Article: "Hwayoung, dragged to the company office and forced to write her Twitter post?" 

Source: Segye Ilbo via Nate

1. [+186, -5] This picture has been proven to be real

2. [+181, -4] They still haven't realized their wrong and are now threatening Hwayoung. Until when are they going to act like trash? Ham Eun Jung, don't say sorry or thank you to your fans, you should be apologizing to Hwayoung first and foremost. Until when are you going to act in the same manner as rubbing feces all over your parents' faces?"

3. [+166, -5] They act as if they're going to murder Hwayoung if T-ara has to disband


Here is the original account:


"Moments ago, I saw Hwayoung go into the Core office while being supported by someone (I think it might have been her unni). She had a cast on her leg and wasn't able to walk properly T_T Here's a picture."

"The picture was taken 40 minutes ago and she's still in the office at Nonhyundong. Before taking this picture, I saw Kwang Soo in there first. He was on the phone with someone, saying, "It's not on the search rankings for Naver or Daum anymore... There's nothing else to do (smile)."

Source: Nate Pann


The same street during the day, different angles:

The real reason Soyeon wasn't able to join SNSD?

A post has been up for a while now about the "real reason Soyeon wasn't able to join SNSD", but I held back on it because there hasn't been any concrete evidence on it. It's worth a read anyway if you're into that sort of gossip, so here you go below.


This is an article written by a reporter for a gossip column two years ago, and netizens are starting to claim that the anonymous member in question is Soyeon.

"This piece of news is about a female idol group member, idol group 'T' specifically. They say that one of the members was caught dating their married manager by his wife, who demanded that she be cut from the group immediately. To pacify the wife, the company held the member back, but once things became quiet again, the member was caught dating him once again. Of course, she was caught, and the wife demanded that she be cut from the group again. The company, however, refuses to cut her because she's the only one that knows how to sing in the 'T' group. Eventually, the case died off quietly."


To follow up with the article, a person claiming to have worked with KBS and CJ as a FD (floor director) wrote an account of a time where he overheard two writers talking about Soyeon running away in the middle of night with her manager, which is why she was cut from SNSD.

He uploaded several behind-the-scenes pictures of things like show scripts, fan gifts received from Sunny's fans, and a picture of K-Will rehearsing for 'Immortal Song 2', to prove that he indeed worked in the industry.  You can check the pictures at the source below.


Source: Nate Pann


A couple of you asked to find out who the two anonymous groups mentioned in a recent article talking about more idol group bullying were. I saw it come up in the top 10 last night but I think k-netizens are trying to keep it out of the spotlight to focus the issue on T-ara until some sort of justice is served.

At this point, it could also be media play by Kim Kwang Soo in an attempt to drive attention away to other groups. If so, netizens caught on and aren't having it, as all three best replies are focused on T-ara.

1. [+2,171, -9] Hwayoung, I'm glad you're out of T-ara... You escaped a falling plane.

2. [+1,803, -9] Kwang Soo is so good at pretending... There's so much evidence being revealed and he claims teamwork to be the issue.... His 'determination' is truly the best.

3. [+1,689, -17] s*x machine no determination acting prodigy Park Sun Young


Queens destroy their T-ara CDs and memorabilia

I don't know what there is much more to stay...


Image Source: Daum Telzone

Monday, July 30, 2012

T-ara's Hyomin found to have a past as impressive as Jiyeon's webcam

So netizens did some digging into Hyomin's past this weekend and found some interesting stuff. Hyomin was apparently involved with a social circle during her junior/high school career that was basically what'd you call 'iljins', or the school's group of delinquents.

Hyomin's name, ID, and e-mail was found on an iljin community board that organizes nationwide iljin meetings where delinquents will basically get together and party, drink, hold events, etc.

The activities involved in these "events" are just as bad as it sounds, as it'll usually start off with a sexy dance competition, then a kiss time where students grope and kiss each other as a competition, and finally 'xxx machine', where students are dared to strip down bare and act out the motions of doing it. Finally, the girls are auctioned off and dared to meet with older men, all for either a cash prize or a couple packs of cigarettes.

The event in question made it to the news at the time, where a couple students were interviewed on what actually went on. They revealed, "The events happen during summer or winter break, and are usually for the iljins to get to know each other better. The order of events is usually the sexy dance machine and then the xxx machine, but in order to qualify, you have to strip down bare. For just a prize of two cigarette packs, there are some girls that will even pretend to do it with other male students while they're naked."

Where is Hyomin in all of this?

The event releases a list of the names attending, and Hyomin's name, picture, and junior high school is listed.

Netizens went further and digged into the old fancafe where Hyomin's profile was listed and found several posts made by her. To further confirm that it was her, they tried to send a message to see what e-mail the message would be sent to.

Lo and behold, the e-mail the message was directed to was, the same ID as her current Twitter handle.

Proof shots of the summary above attached below:

Source: Nate Pann + more proof shots by other netizens here

New member Ahreum's past is up too, but I figured who gives a crap about her now that T-ara's over so I didn't translate it.. Anyone interested?

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


Sunday, July 29, 2012

T-ara performs on 'Inkigayo' sans Hwayoung, 'injury vs discord'

The T-ara related articles in the top 10 this morning on Nate. The viewer message board on the official 'Inkigayo' homepage is full of complaints about T-ara.

They apparently pre-recorded the stage because they found out about the fandoms organizing a Hwayoung fanchant for their stage.


Article: 'Inkigayo' discord T-ara pre-records their stage 'sans Hwayoung'

Source: TV Daily via Nate

1. [+1,233, -16] I saw them sing the employment song. How about you guys look for new jobs as well.

2. [+1,054, -21] They have no shame --

3. [+1,000, -33] Get off the stage and go look for jobs, although I'm sure you'll all fail your interviews


Article: T-ara, performs on 'Inki' without Hwayoung.. fan support amidst controversy

Source: Star News via Nate

1. [+1,381, -34] It was obvious the members couldn't hide their disgruntled facial expressions, the overall atmosphere just seemed very chilly ㅋㅋ Especially during Hyomin's rap, I wanted to hit her ㅋㅋ They looked as if they were thinking that they'd be fine without Hwayoung.. Hwayoung's the best at rapping in the group, find strength Hwayoung

2. [+1,332, -32] Boram's facial expression looked like the devil's, how could she have gotten so much uglier? And Hyomin sucked at lip syncing.. but oh yeah, it's because she doesn't know how to memorize lyrics, right? You have no shame, don't you. Did Yebbeun say it was okay for you to crawl out with no shame like that?????

3. [+1,222, -25] Their fakeness is daebak


Article: T-ara, the 'worst third anniversary' ever, stained by their discord

Source: Mydaily via Nate

1. [+566, -7] Third anniversary?? That's just your own personal group anniversary... ㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+449, -8] There's a line in the movie 'Sunflower' where someone says, "Trash is just trash!" Trash can never change. I don't even want to watch over them pretending to reflect over their actions. I just want them to disappear from the public's eyes.

3. [+402, -9] I'm embarrassed of myself for having once been a T-ara fan


Article: T-ara, pre-records 'Inkigayo' without Hwayoung

Source: Mydaily via Nate

1. [+754, -9] Look at their facial expressions full of determination

2. [+669, -11] So that's why we couldn't hear the fan chants supporting Hwayoung.. because it was a pre-recording. They're really smart ^^

3. [+649, -6] In the time they're on Twitter, they should think about practicing their singing tsk tsk. Their rapping was a complete mess.



Netizen shares pictures of T-ara's Boram purposely breaking Hwayoung's umbrella?

Article: Boram purposely broke Hwayoung's umbrella at the 'Idol Championships'?... Netizens say, "It gets more worse the more we find out"

Source: TV Report via Nate

With the controversy surrounding the bullying of T-ara's Hwayoung getting more serious, another set of pictures apparently adding evidence to the case has been fueling the fire online.

Posted on an online community board on the 29th, the OP shared two photos from MBC's 'Idol Star Championships' under the title, "Boram breaking Hwayoung's umbrella".

The pictures show Hwayoung holding a broken umbrella, and according to an account by the OP, Boram apparently began trying to break Hwayoung's umbrella with her own umbrella. The first and second pictures indeed show that Hwayoung's umbrella changed shape for the worse.

The OP went on to add, "L and Ricky began glaring at Boram after they caught on to what was going on."


1. [+2,019, -28] Wow, they really have no hole to escape to ㅋㅋㅋ There's just one too many evidence

2. [+1,892, -46] They're hopeless ㅋㅋㅋ Just disband, that's the solution. Hwayoung fighting!!

3. [+1,173, -11] What's more shocking is that apparently all of the members were sitting in the car together when they made those 'determination' tweets. It's like we're watching a horror movie unfold.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Compilation of T-ara's bullying history revisited

So... As expected, nearly all of the top 20 posts on Nate Pann and Bestiz at the moment are all related to T-ara, with netizens scrambling to find "proof" left and right behind the mess.

Some of the proof seems doubtful, but here they are anyway.


1. Qri

Qri's getting positive/neutral treatment from the netizens. While others are posting up selcas she took with Hwayoung as proof that they've always been close (there are a ton of shots of the two together, I admit), others are more skeptical, saying she just might not be getting involved to avoid being bullied.


2. Jiyeon putting down Hwayoung on camera [VIDEO]

Cameraman: Hwayoung-ssi must like reading. 

Jiyeon: She's just like that because the camera's rolling. You're really funny, you know that?

Jiyeon: This is seriously my first time seeing her reading while being in the same group as her. 


3. Jiyeon ignoring Hwayoung's high five


4. T-ara ignoring Hwayoung at the idol championships. She ended up hanging out with INFINITE and SISTAR the entire time.


5. .gif explains itself


6. Eunjung forcing a large rice cake into Hwayoung's mouth (So what's the big deal? Koreans never joke with rice cakes because of its texture. It's thick and dry, making it easy for the person to choke or suffocate on it, especially when forced down like that. Her safety was the main concern.)

Rest of the caps + video here >>


7. Jiyeon's tweet (January 2012): [Jiyeon] There was a popularity vote and I got first place so here's my picture~ and Hwayoung got 0 votes hehe poor Hwayoung....ㅋㅋ


8. Hyomin... accidentally hitting Hwayoung? Accident or intentional, it's out there, so.. -shrugs-


9. On Hello Baby, Hwayoung mentioned that it was her 100th dayversary since her debut and Soyeon cut her off saying that's only her personal anniversary.


10. Boram supposedly denies Hwayoung's position in the group by leaving a birthday tweet to Hyomin calling her the "second maknae". In another tweet, she mentions Jiyeon as their "forever maknae". With Hwayoung in the group, Hyomin should be the third maknae considering she's an 89er and Jiyeon and Hwayoung are both 93ers. Only with Hwayoung gone can Hyomin be the second maknae like Boram claims...




12. Soyeon gave Hwayoung a candy she had dropped on the floor. 


13. Soyeon left out Hwayoung's dumpling when making soup because "it would make the soup overflow."


14. In Hello Baby, everybody was praising Qri for her drawing skills. Hwayoung asked for compliments too, but everyone ignored her and switched the topic.


15. Hwayoung had to bend over 90 degrees for Hyomin to sign an autograph...


16. Other idols received the support of their members when injured, unlike Hwayoung, who had to manage everything on her own with crutches.


17. A Japanese show went into T-ara's waiting room without telling them that they'd be filming. Hwayoung was the only one standing/without a seat. When she tried to sit down, Eunjung blocked her. It wasn't until staff came in saying that the cameras were rolling that Hyomin and everyone got up with smiles.


18. A magazine staff member tweeted (@beyondcloset): "I'm just now searching up what's going on with T-ara... Last month at a magazine photoshoot, we were working with an idol group. Before the shoot began, one member came and bowed 90 degrees to all of the staff members.. She left an impression on me so I asked who she was to the editor and she was T-ara's Hwayoung.. Sigh."


Full compilation of caps, videos, tweet caps, etc can be found here. + Here

T-ara's Hyomin and Boram fuel the fire

Because keeping your mouth shut for two more days IS THAT HARD. Really.


Article: Hyomin changes display picture to a cover with the words, "There is a reason for everything"

Source: TV Report via Nate

1. [+1,507, -40] So she's basically saying that there was a reason Hwayoung had to be bullied?ㅋㅋㅋ What kind of bitch does she think she is? Can T-ara just screw off or disband, I can't stand seeing them anymore

2. [+1,474, -34] I'm sure there's a reason for everything
Just like there's a reason you guys are bullies
Just like there's a reason Jiyeon stripped on cam
And just like there's a reason you guys are being hated
Got it? So stop whining

3. [+1,414, -32] She's basically proving that they bullied her... Thinking that it's okay to bully someone just because you have a reason is absolutely dangerous.. I regret once liking them as a fan...


Article: Boram, unfollows Hwayoung on Twitter 'Hyomin also changes display picture..' What is going on?

Source: TV Daily via Nate

1. [+635, -17] Who does she think she is? She should know to just stay quiet but look, she's now back in the media once again. You call yourself a singer with the few lines that you pretend to sing... It's ridiculous to think that you're considered a singer of higher rank compared to so many other better people.

2. [+572, -14] And they fall deeper into the pit... Boram doesn't even have any popularity, and I remember she was criticized for using her parents to get to where she is... She's ruining herself;;

3. [+565, -15] Now all of Korea will unfollow you too


Friday, July 27, 2012

Kim Kwang Soo begins the media play, but can he cover the fuck up?

The T-ara controversy is slowly spreading its way into other sectors of their careers, just as the way K-Pop controversies usually work.

Another article talking about a cute Twitter conversation between Jiyeon and IU recently surfaced in the top 10 on Nate, but the best replies are discussing everything but.

Just for some background thought: Jiyeon's webcam strip show scandal never lost spotlight among Korean netizens like it did with i-fans. Instead, they've started referring to Jiyeon's webcam scandal as 'Yebbeun', a purposeful misspelling of the word 'pretty'.


Article: Jiyeon, explodes with jealousy over IU and Suzy's lunch date "What about me!"

Source: Mydaily via Nate

1. [+617, -38] Jiyeon ㅋㅋㅋ Why are you dissing your own member Hwayoung on Twitter? ㅋㅋㅋ You're such a disappointment. I thought your heart would be just as 'yebbeun' (pretty) as your face.

2. [+486, -19] Yebbeun Jiyeon~~ Hwayoung isn't the acting prodigy. Isn't the acting prodigy everything you showed on cam?? Right???

3. [+363, -17] T-ara's ranked #1 on search rankings~ ㅋㅋ for Hyomin, Eunjung, Soyeon, and Jiyeon bullying Hwayoung on Twitter because she couldn't perform at their concert since she was sick ㅋㅋ So foolish~~~ Just disband the group~~


Article: 'Music Bank' T-ara, Jiyeon and Hwayoung support Park Tae Hwan 'Looks Good'

Source: X Sports News via Nate

The problem with this article (which is also ranked in the top 10) is that netizens suspect it to be a form of media play by CEO Kim Kwang Soo to try and turn their public image to a positive light. It's suspicious because all of T-ara is present in the video mentioned in the article, but only Jiyeon and Hwayoung are specifically pointed out when there's really no reason for them to be. 

1. [+567, -18] I'm not really one to hate on idols since I usually like everyone, but I don't think this is right. She was injured - how could they diss her publicly on Twitter saying she was acting and lacking in determination? I'm disappointed in all of them minus Qri. Isn't the real acting prodigy Park Yebbeun? She tried to act like she didn't strip on cam and made noise saying she'd find the culprit with the police ㅋㅋㅋㅋ How about you think of your own position before trying to measure the determination of others? It might be fun for the group bullying one member like that but do you know how painful and miserable it is for that one person?

2. [+498, -7] Kwang Soo has finally begun his media play! I'm really looking forward to how he'll try and fix this mess ㅋㅋ

3. [+444, -7] So is this how acting prodigies support others


Article: T-ara Kim Kwang Soo CEO "Important announcement regarding T-ara on the 30th"

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+116, -6] Don't try to lie your way out of this and just disband the group. I don't even want to see their fakeness on TV, it makes me want to throw up

2. [+113, -6] T-ara disbands on the 30th

3. [+109, -3] I'm curious as to what excuses he'll give for the Hwayoung controversy

T-ara shoots their group in the foot over Hwayoung

To put a background to the article, you should read the translations provided by oniontaker here. The gist of it is that the members of T-ara were disgruntled with Hwayoung not being able to perform due to her injury and publicly dissed her on their Twitter accounts (although the company is trying to chalk it up as a hack).

This article shot to #1 on Nate as well as their board, Pann.


Article: Hyomin covers Hwayoung's rap part during her inury, 'Forgets lyrics and cheats by writing lyrics on hand'

Source: X Sports News via Nate

1. [+472, -13] You must be just dripping with determination, so much so that you can't even memorize your own song's lyrics ㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+467, -13] Hyomin, who does not have any determination, why don't you try becoming more determined ^^

3. [+451, -12] Lack of determination ^^ fightingㅋ


A pann post giving a rundown on the Twitter controversy has similar sentiments.

1. [+40, -0] They're so cruel;;; They're how old and they're still acting like little kids? I'm honestly so very disappointed with T-ara

2. [+30, -0] I've seen a lot of bullying within girl groups, but I've never seen one that made it so blatantly obvious like this, as well as with evidence. Sigh, Hwayoung should just leave the group.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

The "why would you do that" Edition: Nichkhun's family

Was it a good idea? Probably not.


Article: 'Drunk Driving' Nichkhun's family shows proof shot of their support 

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+1,119, -89] They could've consoled him on a personal level. They know that their tweets can make it to the press, do they think Korea's some kind of a joke? Nichkhun driving drunk is not something to be consoled for, they still don't get it, do they..

2. [+969, -72] Nichkhun's going to get more shit because of his family now... tsk tsk tsk

3. [+948, -78] Is he in a position to be needing consolation right now? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Do they think he's the victim here? And they call themselves his family.. tsk tsk tsk


2PM's Nichkhun apologizes, no one gives a crap

So after nearly three days of silence on his end, Nichkhun finally thought to write out a public apology and temporarily put his activities on hiatus to "reflect on his actions", as K-celebs like to say.

The reactions can only be described as ICE.


Article: 'Drunk Driving' Nichkhun makes a public apology "I would like to write this letter of apology for such an irresponsible act"

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+1,102, -180] ...The news really shocked me --;; The stupid fangirls that keep protecting him need to realize that they don't have the most basic common sense of a human being. If this had happened to one of their family members, how differently would they have reacted... Let's differentiate between right and wrong, you trash

2. [+1,232, -325] He used to be fine writing Korean on his Twitter, but now that he's done something wrong, he only writes in English. Just go back to Thailand. Just like Park Jin Young, I noticed that he was good at making up a public image for himself with media play on Radio Star. I liked him because I thought he was innocent, but now I don't even want to see him on TV.

3. [+942, -183] Drunkhun


Article: "Return after reflection"... Nichkhun officially announces halt in activities

Source: Dispatch via Nate

1. [+860, -139] When Nichkhun hits a person while drunk driving => Oppa could do that if he was drunk T_T
If a drunk driver hits Nichkhun => Son of a bitch, how could you call yourself human!!! Fuck!!!

2. [+916, -281] Do you HAVE to come back?

3. [+762, -486] Marijuana Jiyong, Kangin Prison, Yoochun Asthma, and now Drunkhun


Article: 'One Night', 'Drunk Driving' Alex reported, but not Nichkhun? 

Source: Mydaily via Nate

1. [+469, -72] Didn't you know that the show sucks on the assholes of the big three? ㅋㅋ Marijuana Dragon wasn't reported on either ㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+368, -73] I knew when the first article released today was about some music chart manipulation. A big company is not just a big company in size but because they have the power to cover for their artists whenever they fuck up. Anyway, I hope Nichkun hurries up and fucks off to his country. Screw off, foreigner.

3. [+345, -80] Go back~ to your country!!


Netizens race to come up with the most G-Druggin jokes possible, or at least it seems like it

Never ends, does it?

Ranked #3 in the top 10 articles for July 26th, 2012.


Article: G-Dragon and Seungri write product reviews 'Working as endorsement models outside of the CF'

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+312, -197] Smoke it smoke it smoke it ~

2. [+269, -219] Oh oh oh oh oppa marijuana style~

3. [+248, -210] G-Druggin's marijauana review: "It was so perfect, I didn't even know it was marijuana"

4. [+79, -82] GD's Marijuana Review: "I can just say I didn't know... My fangirls will protect me."

5. [+66, -44] The guys are really having fun in the comments with this, aren't they ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Find strength, GD


The cluster that is 2PM's Nichkhun and his DUI (Part 2)

You might be thinking, "So he wrote an apology on his affidavit, what's the problem?" Well, the problem is that that shit don't fly in Korea since they basically take it as a demonstration of your remorse.

All of these are from the top 30 articles released on July 25th, 2012.


Article: Because of his lack of Korean skills, Nichkhun writes one phrase "I'm Sorry" on his affidavit

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+3,730, -414] I remember Nichkhun saying on TV that he pretends he doesn't know Korean when it's not of benefit to him

2. [+2,831, -131] Let's honestly stop shielding this. He made a mistake, and he needs to pay the consequences for it.

3. [+2,629, -201] Either he had nothing to say or he wanted to pretend being a foreigner

4. [+444, -6] Is it really because he doesn't have the Korean skills?? Didn't he write on Twitter himself or was it just the company writing for him?
"To all of the people that talk about the flooding in Thailand without a care, as a Thai person, I feel offended. And instead of acting without thought in Thailand, please show respect for the country and set your attitudes straight." - Mentions left to Block B
How about you get some respect for Korea and realize that drunk driving is basically a miss murder..

5. [+403, -14] He could've written it in English. Is he joking with the police? I lost respect after seeing this.


Article: 'Drunk Driver' Nichkhun, his past statement earns attention "A car is not a toy, it can kill a person"

Source: TV Daily via Nate

1. [+694, -53] Victoria's facial expression says it all. How about you set yourself straight first, fool.

2. [+608, -45] So you knew and yet you still did it.

3. [+584, -51] Wow! And this is how your career ends with one hit... --


Article: 'Drunk Driver' Nichkhun, is this the start of the aftermath?

Source: Sports Seoul via Nate

1. [+327, -12] No matter who it is, drunk driving is never acceptable.

2. [+287, -18] Why did you do it...

3. [+289, -24] I used to think so well of Nichkhun.... but now........


Article: 'Drunk Driver' Nichkhun, deleted from water park homepage 'Aftermath Begins'

Source: Sports Chosun via Nate

1. [+545, -55] "To all of the people that talk about the flooding in Thailand without a care, as a Thai person, I feel offended. And instead of acting without thought in Thailand, please show respect for the country and set your attitudes straight." - Mentions left to Block B

2. [+517, -39] Make money like a Korean, commit a criminal act like a foreigner

3. [+355, -71] Delete him from the Galaxy endorsements too ㅋㅋㅋㅋ


Article: 'Idol Star Olympic' PD "I spent all night editing Nichkhun's cuts"

Source: Sports Seoul via Nate

1. [+643, -32] The PDs working his ass off when it's not even his fault

2. [+620, -33] Sigh... Not even the PD's fault..

3. [+653, -206] I hope the fucker doesn't try to come back on variety shows later just to cry tsk tsk

Everyone's looking forward to Epik High's comeback, no sign of Tajinyo

Everyone probably already expected the "joining YG" part, amirite?


Article: Epik High gears up again, to release a new album with YG.. 'Expected Hit' 

Source: OSEN via Nate

1. [+680, -90] Epik High is finally making a comeback T_T I'm so excited

2. [+588, -85] Oh, looking forward to it~ I've missed Epik High

3. [+579, -82] "No matter what anyone says, I can never give up my dream"


Article: "Epik High contracts with YG.. Full support for September comeback" (Interview)

Source: Star News via Nate

1. [+405, -33] I've been a fan since their first album so I've been waiting for this news for a while. Looking forward to their new album +_+

2. [+289, -26] We're not the ones that choose the company for them, it's up to them. I trust that they'll work that much harder!

3. [+280, -37] TN: Long list of stupid shit whatbecomes has done to date.