Less than a week away from their comeback, KARA suffered an unfortunate accident on a KBS radio program that prematurely leaked their new song.
On the August 16th broadcast of KBS 2FM's 'Super Junior's Kiss the Radio', KARA's unreleased song was aired prematurely without permission. Through their official Twitter, officials of the radio program stated, "KARA's unreleased song was aired today. It is the fault of the person that chose the song without checking whether the album had been released yet, as they had only checked to see that it had passed KBS regulations. We ask that the listeners of 'Sukira' please not share the day's recordings."
PD Jung Hyun Jae additionally wrote on the program's message board, "I am the person that chose the song, and I would like to apologize to KARA, their representatives, and their fans for causing this ordeal. I am completely at fault for not checking the release date for the song. I cannot express how sorry I am at the thought of them worrying over the song's leak. I will make sure that this does not happen again. Should I discover a personal recording being shared, I will work to see that it does not get out any further."
At the moment, the program's official homepage has ceased its replay service and edited out their list of songs viewers are able to request. Unfortunately, with the song already leaked, there isn't much else they can do to fix the matter.
A representative of DSP Entertainment expressed, "The water's already been spilled and there's nothing we can do now, which makes it all the more upsetting. To prevent this from happening again, we need better security measures but there aren't policies in place to make it happen."
Netizens commented, "This is not something that an apology can fix", "The KARA members must be so upset", and "How irresponsible".
Regardless of the hiccup, stay tuned for the release of KARA's fifth mini-album 'Pandora' on August 22nd.
Source + Photos: Mydaily via Nate