At 12am this morning Core Contents Media CEO Kim Kwang Soo announced Hwayoung has been released from T-ara.
“In deference to the complaints by T-ara’s staff of 19 people (5 stylists, 7 hair & makeup, 5 on-site managers, 2 team managers), Hwayoung’s contract as an artist will be voided effective immediately with no conditions…We wish to impress upon the fact that this has nothing to do with the ‘bullying’ reports surrounding T-ara,” CCM said. “Although the staff of Core Contents Media stayed up into early morning discussing with the T-ara members who all wanted to stay with Hwayoung, we apologize in saying that we could not forsake the arguments of the staff members…We deeply apologize for the many incidents which made everyone who loved T-ara nervous and worried, and we have nothing but sadness to convey such an unsettling incident on their third anniverary. We also apologize again to the T-ara members and wish Hwayoung all the best as a powerful rapper,” CCM continued, “since Hwayoung has great potential as a rapper we decided to end her contract without conditions and we believe that she will grow into the future as a free artist.”
After the news had been announced Hwayoung, and her twin Hyoyoung took to Twitter to express their thoughts:
Hwayoung: “…facts without any truth”
Following the girls’ Twitter comments the CCM CEO revealed examples of Hwayoung alleged bad behavior.
Before T-ara’s live broadcast for KBS Music Bank, with two groups ahead, Hwayoung did not want to perform, even though it was decided she would sit on a chair due to her leg injury. As a result members Eunjung, and Hyomin had to learn her rap in the time before they got on stage, therefore Hyomin made a mistake.
While going home the CEO claims she through a “tantrum” infront of fans, and reporters by throwing her crutches down, sitting and threatening to yell at their manager in public.
After releasing this statement he had this to say:
“We will not be revealing any more of Hwayoung’s similar behaviors outside of the ‘Music Bank’ incident because we do want to protect her. I am also sorrowed by the words left on Hwayoung’s Twitter.”
This is turning out to be quite a dramatic ordeal with a lot more than meets the eye. There is a lot more news, and drama involved in this case so stay tuned to Asia 24/7 for more information.