On February 15, Hwayoung spoke up about the controversy regarding T-ara on Instagram. She wrote,
"(To malicious commenters) She did wrong~ I did wrong~ I guess you guys wanted some crappy official statements. The controversy started 5 years ago when we were young and immature, and when our lack of communication kept us from sharing our hurt feelings. Malicious commenters who would only feel relieved when we pull on each other's hair and make a muddy fight, you guys are the ones who need to control yourselves."
The bully controversy involving Hwayoung and T-ara resurfaced after Hwayoung's appearance on 'Taxi'. Criticism on both Hwayoung and T-ara are continuing til this day.