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T-ara's former hairstylist talks about the bullying incident on 'Heard It Through the Grapvine'

By KpopJoA   Monday, March 13, 2017   94,654   2,856   0
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Hairstylist Kim Woo Ri discussed T-ara's bullying incident on Channel A's 'Heard It Through the Grapevine' broadcasted on March 13.


Having previously worked as T-ara's hairstylist, Kim Woo Ri commented, "While T-ara was still a rookie group, the girls worked really hard during the course of 3-4 years as they acquired a strong bond."


She continued, "However with the addition of a new friend, the bond shifted. It is clear that T-ara had done nothing wrong."


Kim Woo Ri mentioned, "Hwayoung called the staff in charge of washing hair at the beauty parlor, 'Shampoo.'  Instead of calling her 'hair and makeup artist', she'd say, 'Let's go, Shampoo'. And that is what led to the rumors spreading among the staff," surprising the audience.




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c2J Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Why is he bringing this up again though? After all these years? How come he never came out and actually defended T-ara when everyone was calling them bullies? This guy is just trying to get attention.

epicdomotime c2J Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I'll just recopy my response from earlier to respond to your questions: Hwayoung's family is rich and they previously used money and power to squander any rumors. Because the issue blew up so big recently and out of Hwayoung's family's control, people can now more safely expose the dirt that happened back then. Furthermore, many staffs did try to expose what happened back then, but were either shut up because of Hwayoung's family or nobody bothered to listen to them. During the time of the issue, literally, the entire Korean public turned its back against T-ARA, which is why they resorted to the Chinese market to begin with. Also, the guy doesn't need attention. He's a popular stylist who makes a fine living and name for himself.

intricate Tuesday, March 14, 2017

a stylist said it so it -must- -absolutely- be true.... right?

pink_oracle intricate Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What about 3 stylists and a former CEO?

intricate pink_oracle Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Unless it's (ex)T-ara it doesn't matter -at all-.

changminbaby Tuesday, March 14, 2017

wow she is so rude

midnightbee Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I remember when an actor stepped up to defend Eunjung back then, he was facing a lot of backlash because people just want to believe what they want to believe. He just ended up shut his mouth and distanced away from Eunjung. People kept saying why no one spoke up, why can't you ask... why no one LISTEN back then?

bangeryun94 midnightbee Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I remember that. She was in a drama and she was dropped like a burning coal.

BigBlueagain Tuesday, March 14, 2017

He stepped on the nerve and she validated it by her response. Just keep giving Hwayoung allll the rope she needs to hang herself with.

xloveseoul Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Again she sketchy af. She really is like those evil women in those kdramas but this is legit her personality. Girl, bye.

abdalminator Tuesday, March 14, 2017

what makes me worry is her drama could get bad rating because of her problem

BigBlueagain abdalminator Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Good. Let her go through some of the BS she's caused others.

3xplorer BigBlueagain Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Yeah but have you thought of the other actors and staff working hard?

BigBlueagain 3xplorer Tuesday, March 14, 2017

... and? They get paid to work. I'm tired of people using "working hard" as a justification for something. In the end, only results matter. Can you get those results without work? No. But the cold, hard, reality of the world is that you can work your ass off and still fail. If she isn't thinking about her co-workers when she opens that huge cavernous mouth, why should I?

choi_an_ni 3xplorer Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I agree with you

abdalminator Tuesday, March 14, 2017

basically its all to late and its all come back to HER

KanilleC BigBlueagain Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Just because she doesn't care what comes out of her mouth does not mean you should do the same, tho (if I'm interpreting your comment correctly). A lot of successful dramas are based on ratings. Yes, the other staff are working super hard for it and to be brought down by a member's attitude problem is a sad and real issue; and it shouldn't be normalized. Sure; reality is that people do let you down. But next question would be "how can it be fixed?" Rather than "so be it." As much as I dislike her attitude right now I still wish the best of the staff in the drama ^^

bangeryun94 KanilleC Tuesday, March 14, 2017

They can always fire her, like Eunjung was fired because of her Hwayoung's treachery.

abdalminator Tuesday, March 14, 2017

oh my God, there was spoiled pretty rich girl like her in high school, who has many friends which also just like her and have to get anything what she wants

Starlightwarrior Tuesday, March 14, 2017

why didn't he speak up earlier.

epicdomotime Starlightwarrior Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hwayoung's family is rich and they previously used money and power to squander any rumors. Because the issue blew up so big recently and out of Hwayoung's family's control, people can now more safely expose the dirt that happened back then.

my_love_is_moon epicdomotime Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I see... i almost had the thought that maybe some of them really hates Hwayoung to be in the group and tried to kick her out.

s0ne221 my_love_is_moon Tuesday, March 14, 2017

same man. i still dont whether its true or not. im so easily swayed. one minute i decide that they did bully her and the next minute i think she's a snake lol i just hope the ACTUAL truth comes out one day so we can all point our fingers at the RIGHT person

epicdomotime my_love_is_moon Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Well I won't disregard the fact that T-ARA did ostracize Hwayoung. Because of her attitude, she was not only difficult for staff to work with, but also the T-ARA members. It was already reported that T-ARA members did already try to discuss with Hwayoung about her behavior and to work out a solution, but Hwayoung completely refused to cooperate. Consequently, T-ARA resorted to, though not direct bullying, isolate her (esp. since the CEO wasn't listening to them because he was backing up Hwayoung's family). So in a sense, T-ARA members did generally not want Hwayoung in the group and they DID ostracize her (though they did not bully her in any way that could hurt her; rather, members kept their distance). But it wasn't like T-ARA couldn't handle new members or something; they were perfectly fine when Ahreum joined the group.

7amdowh s0ne221 Tuesday, March 14, 2017

the actual truth is already out there? a lot of celebrities and all of t-ara staff defended t-ara back in 2012 but no one cared. There is absolutely no prove that t-ara bullied her, all the made up proves were proven wrong 100%. And there are proves that hwayoung is a liar.

ladyjae Monday, March 13, 2017

most of you guys seems to not know that kim woori is not your typical mere hairstylists. he's not those types that others could just easily insult or step on. nobody deserves to be treated like that anyway. and there must be a reason why he's suddenly telling others about this. he's not one to go around and make up stories about others

Kminyoungiee ladyjae Tuesday, March 14, 2017

he didn't say that she insulted him, HwaYoung called one the workers "shampoo" he is just say it happen. This is being brought up beause of the earlier news and thats the concept of the show. I don't know how close she is to the lady to call her that. But yeah Kim WooRi wouldn't be making up stories.

jeyjin Kminyoungiee Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Calling someone "shampoo" is more then insulting-It's degrading, ungrateful and very disrespectful. You're reducing a very important role to an item they just happen to use.

Kminyoungiee jeyjin Tuesday, March 14, 2017

i never said it wasn't. But as we know people who are close call each other names. all I said was that I don't know how lose the two are. he didn't point out the workers reaction as she could have been laughing or shocked

jeyjin Kminyoungiee Tuesday, March 14, 2017

ok i see your point and the person did come back and say that it was editing.

ladyjae Kminyoungiee Wednesday, March 15, 2017

theres a reason why the staffs said that they couldn't work with her anymore. calling others with such names and maybe her attitude could be a major reason to that.

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