[Pann] More T-ara bullying clarifications

Pann: Must Read) Clarification of 'Rice Cake Eunjung', Boram's umbrella, IAC with Sungjong and Bora

(Check all caps at the source)

1. First clarification is the case where Eunjung supposedly 'force fed' Hwayoung rice cakes on a Japanese TV show. Caps break down what happened on the show and clarify that the group was divided into two teams: Hwayoung, Hyomin, and Qri on one and Soyeon, Jiyeon, and Eunjung on the other.

With snacks on the line, the two teams battled for victory through Wii games and Hwayoung, Hyomin, and Qri's team won in the end. Eunjung, who received the lowest points on her team, was given a penalty for her score where she had to hand feed the snacks to the winning team (this penalty was chosen out of a box of random penalties written on pieces of paper).

When she is feeding Hwayoung the rice cake, you can see the MC in the back smiling along with the girls, which shows that the atmosphere on the set was friendly and not at all a bullying atmosphere like people assumed. Japanese netizens who are more aware of the nature of their own variety shows agreed that the girls didn't look like they were bullying her at all.

At the end of the broadcast, Hwayoung is seen smiling with the rest of the girls.

There are also other caps where Hyomin has Jiyeon in a playful headlock with Hwayoung holding down Jiyeon's hands and face but nobody started rumors of Jiyeon being bullied because it was obviously seen as a playful joke on broadcast.


Then there were also caps where Hwayoung was seen sitting away from the other T-ara members and just talking to Sungjong but in reality, she was actually sitting with Qri and Eunjung while Jiyeon was playing her match.


The umbrella fancam where it was made to seem like Boram was wrecking Hwayoung's umbrella and Key and L were side-eyeing her.

In reality, the fancam showed Boram putting an umbrella over Hwayoung's head despite Hwayoung being taller than her.


1. [+92, -12] Instead of seeing only what you want to see, it's important to know what really happened. It's so wrong to immediately fault T-ara for everything without knowing what went down. I'm not a T-ara fan myself and actually like male idols but it's so unfair how T-ara gets all the blame.

2. [+83, -9] Once someone believes that something is right, they close their eyes and ears and only hear what they think supports their belief. ㅋㅋ The only truth is that the T-ara members whined about determination on Twitter because Hwayoung claimed to be sick but went to get her nails done. Netizens think they're gods, it doesn't matter if the truth is ever revealed because they won't care.

3. [+75, -12] I think if I was an original T-ara member, I would really hate T-ara. Hwayoung basically got a free ride off of all of the hard work the members and I worked to set up and she didn't even show any determination to work hard but caught the celebrity disease instead. How frustrating it must've been... It's sad that things got to this point but it's not liek T-ara did anything good and Hwayoung's just hopeless so I don't like either of them...;

4. [+41, -4] There are a ton of more clarification posts but every time they were posted, people were just like "so what~" "no one asked~" so it's not like we can do anything else. T-ara is the victim to a witch hunt.. ㅋㅋ Better late than never for posts like this to go up so I hope the public can see what really went down without bias.

5. [+38, -4] They're just victims to a witch hunt and I feel bad for them. T-ara said they'd reflect and went on hardcore shows like Radio Star and Beatles Code and whenever they cried and tried to tell their story, netizens covered their eyes and ears and refused to listen to them. And when they tried to move on and continue promoting, netizens would berate them for coming back out..

6. [+24, -33] Either way, it's true that T-ara directed their determination tweets at her. Whether or not Hwayoung was bullied.. I don't think what T-ara did was something to do publicly against their own member like that.

7. [+23, -3] T-ara has their own mistakes but there are also a lot of misunderstandings about what happened so I wish people would read this. I remember watching them cry and apologize over and over on TV and it's just an upsetting situation overall. I hope something like this never happens again and T-ara works hard and hopefully the public will open their hearts to them at least a little bit soon, although I'm sure it won't be easy ㅜㅜ

8. [+19, -11] But aside from all these caps that netizens suspected ㅋㅋㅋ you can't deny that all of the members directed tweets at Hwayoung and unfollowed her.. that's enough proof for bullying ㅋㅋㅋ and Hyomin admitted herself that they acted too immaturely

9. [+15, -3] Bullying was not committed by T-ara but the netizens of Korea who love to bring others down and refuse to believe anything that doesn't fall in line with what they want to believe

10. [+12, -1] Funny how T-ara has been getting hate over things that aren't even concrete for years now but male idols who are real criminals get to promote just fine ㅋㅋ