T-ara....the tangle becoming ugly !
Who would have thought there would be another ‘Tajinyo’ !!
It's surfacing in the form of ‘T-Jinyo’ with membership surpassing 200.000 in the first 48 hours. The ugly side of K-pop fandom and K-netizen has reared it's head once more....it will take some awesome
Ghost Rumor Busters to resolve this, and some fast 'n smart move on the part of KKM , CCM and T-ara. Hwayoung and her sister must be happy with the development...since there's many people on her side. Sorry to all of you who are wondering what in " T-ara-nation " I'm talking about...I don't have time to explain it to you from the beginning... being too busy getting mad at the ugly development of the issue...and where it's heading.
Just get rid of illogical assumptions and un-supported rumors by fans or netizens and focus on facts, then maybe we'd get a clearer vision of the tangle...
First, would you believe the observation and the opinion of people who only sees and interact with T-ara in short-spans of time....or the observations and opinion of people who are with them every day, for many years, through thick and thin ? I won't believe any statement from people who are not closely related to T-ara. I also won't believe any opinions of bullying formed on the bases of variety show [or any show] captures and unproven testimonies. I've been bullied before... I sympathise and feel very bad for Hwayoung if it's true...but I won't believe it's true if there's no solid evidence. If the bullying rumor is true....then T-ara members and CCM have got some explaining and apologizing to do. On the other hand, if it's true that Hwayoung has been behaving badly and making problems for T-ara...then she has got some explaining and apologizing to do.
Second, in average..the six ladies of T-ara have been around for three to four years....with Eun Jung, Jiwon and Hyomin being the members who have been in T-ara longest...since they've been trained since 3 years before T-ara's debut in 2009. Boram, Qri and Soyeon was added to the group when Jiwon [now a member of Spica] and Jiae [who changed her name to Hana and now a member of the duo Jevice] left the group in 2009. In 2010 CCM added Hwayoung to the group....
imo this was the decision that started the debacle. To the shock of many, CCM also added two more members this year....Dani and Areum . Now....if we were in the [2nd] original T-ara's line up's shoes...I bet we wouldn't take kindly to major changes.....since the members have been cooperating and working together just fine before the additions. They've been over-worked and stressed....members have been getting injuries...and the supporting staff have been overworked and stressed also....remember when members admitted that they have never had time to return home these 3 years ?...I read it somewhere. Well, in this situation, any glitch [specially in the form of an uncooperative member] would result in negative situations and responses. KKM/CCM, not the T-ara members, is mostly at fault here.
Third, looking at the length of time they've been together [not counting Dani and Areum who's just appeared] ....Hwayoung is the member who's had the shortest time as a T-ara member...about 2 years?. Now, each T-ara member has a number of fans....it stands to reason that the number of fans of Eun Jung, Jiwon, Hyomin, Boram, Qri and Soyeon each would be bigger than Hwayoung's, since they've been in T-ara longer.....but I don't see a lot of fans supporting their bias in this issue....I also don't see many people supporting T-ara as a group, I only see people bashing them and championing Hwayoung ....it looks really fishy...suddenly there's this big number of people supporting Hwayoung and bashing T-ara, is there more to it than hate ??
Fourth, ....more to it than hate.....yes, there is....at the end it comes down to jealousy, exploitation, money, profit, popularity, rivalry and the competition on staying alive in the K-pop scene.Will there be any parties who will gain something if something bad happens to T-ara ? Remember Tablo?....‘Tajinyo’ totally destroyed his career [not to mention him, his family and his life] and Epik High's awesome rise to fame [they were gaining high popularity outside of Korea also at the time]. Till now I don't understand the motivation of ‘Tajinyo’ and I probably never will.....just very happy for Tablo and Epik High because they are getting it together again !! I wouldn't want something like this happening to T-ara.....being the subject of netizen's enthusiastic and brutal bashings...it is a terrible thing to see...like watching an ugly monster rising, going out of control and destroying everything.....the signs are already there... with the appearance of ‘T-Jinyo’....jeopardized advertising contracts ...and now, a petition asking for the disbandment of T-ara. Creating and debuting a group takes years and years [of sweat and tears ]....alas, netizens [or distorted public opinion] can break that group in a day.
Fifth, it's a terrible shame if this doesn't work out for the better....T-ara is one of the top Girl Groups in K-pop, they rose to become the second biggest girl group in Korea in 2011 by ranking at number 8 in the Gallup Korea poll, and when Forbes Korea reported their 2011's list of the "Top 40 Power Celebrities", T-ara ranked seventeen, making them the third most powerful girl group and the seventh most powerful female celebrity according to Forbes. T-ara's "Roly-Poly" mv and song reached number one on various online real-time charts just after an hour of it's release and became the most downloaded, streamed and top grossing song of 2011 in Korea, according to Gaon and other major charts ["Roly-Poly" topped the Gaon Top 100 Digital Singles for 2011 with a staggering 364,153,533 points]. Their debut Japanese single "Bo Peep Bo Peep", debuted at number one on the Oricon weekly singles chart, making T-ara the first non-Japanese girl group to rank at number one for a debut single in Oricon history. T-ara's "Cry Cry" mv starred Jiyeon and actor Cha Seung Won, along with Hyomin, Qri, and Eunjung. "Cry Cry" hit number one on various Korean charts including Gaon and Naver. "Uri Saranghaetjanha" , a Christmas ballad with label mates Davichi, reached number one on the Gaon Chart and reached number two on the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100. Their Funky Town album with the lead track "Lovey Dovey" reached number one on both the Gaon Weekly Singles chart and the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100. Recently, their first Japanese album Jewelry Box , released on June 6, 2012... debuted at number two on the Oricon weekly albums chart. I mean...I'm not even a fan [only like Eun Jung in WGM and dramas].....and why am I outta breath explaining things to you ?...Just feel that's it's a shame to end T-ara's development....
Oh well, a fat good this rambling of mine will do...antis will just be antis for the fun of it....there's no logic to them....you'll go crazy if you follow their posts. I just want to say all the best to T-ara members and Hwayoung....may all of you learn something from this and be more mature in your actions in the future....and may you all stay alive in this scary K-pop jungle.
Gee....I did have a lot to say on this....mianne...
ps. Ham Eun Jung....fighhhtiiing !!