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T-ara/Hwayoung Controversy: Cliff Notes Edition

July 30, 2012 @ 10:17 am
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Over the weekend, T-ara has been the hot topic throughout the world of K-Pop, causing many fans to worry. Fans' worst fears were then confirmed, when CCM (Core Contents Media) announced that Hwayoung would no longer be a part of T-ara. Let's take a look at how this chaotic story came about.

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The Initial Spark

[July 25th/ July 26th] T-ara puts on special unit performance at their Japanese Budokan Concert
[July 25th] T-ara members' tweets following Budokan concert receive some criticism

The Fuel

[July 27th] Core Contents Media to make a major announcement regarding T-ara
[July 27th] T-ara's Hwayoung leaves an ambiguous tweet
[July 28th] Netizens uncover meaning behind T-ara Hyomin's Twitter profile picture
[July 28th] T-ara's Boram unfollows Hwayoung on Twitter?

The Fire

[July 29th] Performances from July 29th's episode of SBS 'Inkigayo'
[July 29th] Netizens share more incidents of T-ara's Hwayoung supposedly being bullied
[July 29th] Fans demand T-ara's Eunjung be kicked off 'We Got Married' and 'Five Fingers'

The Explosion

[July 30th] [BREAKING] CCM announces Hwayoung will leave T-ara
[July 30th] Hwayoung's sister, Hyoyoung, tweets in response to Kim Kwang Soo's announcement
[July 30th] Hwayoung strikes back on Twitter
[July 30th] Full press release from Core Contents Media regarding Hwayoung's departure from T-ara
[July 30th] CCM's CEO Kim Kwang Soo interviewed regarding Hwayoung's departure
[July 30th] CCM reveals the dark side of Hwayoung, mudslinging ensues

The Aftermath/Damage Report

[July 30th] T-ara to proceed with their August comeback as scheduled
[July 30th] SBS PD states he will no longer cast T-ara, T-ara concert may flop
[July 30th] Netizens dig up evidence of Hwayoung being bullied? T-Jinyo group formed demanding truth
[July 30th] Five Fingers to proceed with Eunjung still a member of the cast
[July 30th] SBS PD Ryu Chul Min apologizes for his tweet regarding Hwayoung & T-ara
[July 30th] CCMs Kim Kwang Soo speaks of a possibility for Hwayoung to rejoin T-ara
[July 30th] T-ara's former back-up dancer claims Jiyeon once slapped Hwayoung
[July 30th] Online café 'T-Jinyo' (We Demand the Truth from T-ara) gains more than 160,000 members
[July 30th] T-ara's Hwayoung was responsible for Jiyeon's 'bad attitude'?

Extended Drama/Damage Report

[July 30th] 5dolls' Hyoyoung sheds tears over her twin sister Hwayoung
[July 30th] Petition asking for the disbandment of T-ara gains over 71,700 signatures
[July 30th] CEO Kim Kwang Soo meets with the parents of Hwayoung and Hyoyoung
[July 30th] Advertisers begin to pull T-ara after controversy
[July 30th] Two more idol groups suspected of bullying
[July 31st] Police refute CCM's claims of filing reports for investigation of the alleged back dancer
[July 31st] T-ara's Eunjung misses VIP showing of "I Am a King"
[July 31st] T-ara to temporarily halt scheduling future events?
[July 31st] T-ara's apperance at 'K-pop Yeosu Expo Super Concert' canceled
[July 31st] Former T-ara member Hwayoung tweets message for fans
[July 31st] Witness refutes CCM's statement of Hwayoung's "unacceptable behavior"
[July 31st] Kim Kwang Soo reveals that although there were conflicts, there was no bullying in T-ara
[July 31st] Daewoo Securities remove Eunjung's image from advertisements
[July 31st] Photo of an individual, speculated to be Hwayoung, visiting the CCM office goes viral
[July 31st] T-ara's Eunjung has been removed from the homepage picture for the National Police Agency
[July 31st] Entertainment agencies begin face-to-face chats and restrict SNS use due to 'T-ara shock'
[August 1st] Hwayoung leaves a secret message for fans on Twitter?
[August 1st] Hwayoung's father reached for comments after controversy
[August 1st] T-ara's first domestic concert to be postponed

The Resolution(?)

[July 31st] CCM and Hwayoung have resolved their differences?

Stay tuned to allkpop, as the story is still developing and we will update as soon as we learn more.

[Note: Dates listed in this article are in EST rather than KST]

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draVidian
· Posted November 30, 2014 @ 8:58 am

i didn't know there was such issue about T-ARA in the past,, kind of make me rethink being a fan of Jiyeon of T-ARA

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LilDino_Eunji
· Posted October 12, 2014 @ 12:34 am

Well, i respect your opinion to that. Issues are part of their work. For me,  t-ara already moved on from this. Just like us, we have issues in life that we want to get away from it. Issues in life will never define how good we are or how bad we are. That's my opinion. 

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LilDino_Eunji
· Posted October 9, 2014 @ 10:27 pm

Urgh...it's been a long year. Why these people always bring this up? can you just grow up? T-ara is different now. Whatever happened in the past should leave in the past. Geez.

kpop_foreverrr
· Posted October 11, 2014 @ 7:09 pm
what do u mean this was posted in 2012..
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LilDino_Eunji
· Posted October 11, 2014 @ 10:58 pm
i know it was posted 2012.,some netizens still bringing this issue.
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kpop_foreverrr
· Posted October 12, 2014 @ 12:11 am
well even tho this was before, i still think its important because im not sure if t-ara is good or not
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draVidian
· Posted November 30, 2014 @ 8:58 am
@kpop_foreverrr true that
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r0xyo8
· Posted September 26, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

​thats why i started to hate t-ara.. bcuz of their attitude

_Yang_JinLee_04_
· Posted June 4, 2014 @ 1:14 am
even if i don't even known them much.. I'd loved them and their songs so afterall i've known this , i don't really hate them even if hwayoung is out of that group. So STOP hating them...
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kpop_foreverrr
· Posted October 11, 2014 @ 7:08 pm
@_Yang_JinLee_04_ y tell her to stop hatin? its her opinion, respect it.
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guild
· Posted September 26, 2013 @ 12:33 am

​I really think those first two titles should've been switched.

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