Recently, Seolhyun created a hot topic of discussion when she claimed that AOA's earnings are divided equally among the members, even individual earnings from her solo promotions. She went on to explain that her earnings from all of her solo promotions, including endorsement deals, pictorials, acting roles, etc, are equally shared with the members.
On the January 13 broadcast of 'Bae Sung Jae's Ten', ChoA spoke up about AOA's share of earnings in an attempt to clarify. She said, "There's something that I want to say. There was a topic that became a hot issue after it was broadcasted. It was claimed that we equally share Seolhyun's earnings but we asked Seolhyun, and it seemed like she didn't know everything in detail because she's still young."
She continued, "It's not true. I can't explain in detail because it's about our contract but we can't be creating controversies. We know that Seolhyun has worked hard. It won't be right to share it equally."