Girl group T-ara was caught in a heated scandal last year associated with ex-member Hwayoung and bullying. However, they bounced right back into the game, launching promotions for “Sexy Love.”
Now, rumors of a sub-unit from the girl group is made official as Core Contents Media released a teaser photo for member Jiyeon. An Opinion Editorial (Op-Ed) was written recently by Kim Yoon Kyum of a Korean media outlet, TVDaily, and caused a hot discussion.
The Op-Ed voiced disagreement with how Core Contents Media refused to keep the concept as well as the name of the sub-unit a secret. The author also addressed that when celebrities such as Kang Ho Dong or Kim Gu Ra were caught in a scandal, they left the scene for ‘disturbing society,’ without confirmations of the accusations whatsoever. Many criticized T-ara for ignoring advice of rest, and the girls’ appearances at year-end award shows received many negative reviews.
The writer of the Op-Ed concluded, “A point that I am interested in is to see how much this unit group will be promoted. The label Core Contents Media has already started a ‘pollution’ distribution on the public by starting its supply of offensive promotions.”
As well, netizen are also arguing that the choice of members for this sub-unit are inappropriate; members Jiyeon, Hyomin, and Eunjung are already well-accomplished in terms of popularity whereas members Qri, Soyeon, and Boram deserve more time in the spotlight.
What do you think?
Article by: Emily
Edited by: Mariam