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    MK808 reacted to nathaniel in [12.10.04] T-ara donate textbooks to Korean Malaysian School while in Malaysia   
    [12.10.04] T-ara donate textbooks to Korean Malaysian School while in Malaysia





    During their visit to Malaysia, girl group T-ara made a donation to a Korean school.
    T-ara were in Malaysia on the 3rd for a showcase, and while there they supported Korean school that was not being supported by donating Korean textbooks.
    The T-ara members said to the Korean-Malaysian students, "We hope that Koreans can stand proudly and grown. We will work hard to promote K-POP everywhere we go to."
    They continued, "I hope you will be able to benefit from our contribution. We hope to take the opportunity to come back and donate to the Malaysian Korean School every year."
    T-ara traveled to Thailand today to film "M!Countdown" for on the 5th.
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    Source: http://www.mydaily.c...28351139&ext=da
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    MK808 reacted to nathaniel in [12.09.27] T-ara's Ham Eunjung suing SBS "Five Fingers" producers for 140 million won   
    [12.09.27] T-ara's Ham Eunjung suing SBS "Five Fingers" producers for 140 million won






    T-ara's Ham Eunjung has filed a lawsuit against the SBS drama "Five Fingers" producers after she was removed from her lead role in the drama.
    Ham Eunjung's law agency representing her filed a lawsuit for 140 million won (approx ~$125,000 USD) against the drama producers of "Five Fingers" at the Seoul Central District Court.
    After appearing at a press conference for the drama "Five Fingers", Eunjung was suddenly removed from the cast.
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    Source: http://m.media.daum.net/media/culture/newsview/20120927122506767
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    MK808 reacted to nathaniel in [12.09.26] After Hong Kong showcase, T-ara's Malaysian showcase sells out at record speed   
    [12.09.26] After Hong Kong showcase, T-ara's Malaysian showcase sells out at record speed





    After selling out their Hong Kong showcase, T-ara's Malaysian showcase sold out at a record speed.
    T-ara stood in front of 3,000 fans at their successful Hong Kong showcase on the 18th and on October 3rd, over Chuseok holiday, T-ara will be in Malaysia for their Malaysian showcase.
    T-ara will hold a showcase in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, and all 4,300 seats were sold out. The showcase officials commented that because of the hot reaction from T-ara fans, they are considering increasing the seats to 5,000.
    T-ara plan to go on an Asian showcase tour early next year until the middle of the year. They will go to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. In the second half of 2013, they plan to go back and hold full-scale concerts instead of showcases.
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    Source: http://news.nate.com/view/20120925n26458
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    MK808 reacted to Mllktea in [SPAZZ] My autographed Day by Day album is here! >.<   
    OOk guys here it is, i've participated in a T-ara giveaway contest and i've won the prize along with 6 others!!! I'm so happy so i'm here to share my joy with other Queens ^^
    Autographed Album (ALL 8 MEMBERS YO!):

    Autographed poster (ALL 8 MEMBERS AGAIN YO):

    Conclusion: QRI has the nicest signature ever! lolol.. ok i mean she even took the time to draw that crown thing haha ow man she's cute >.<
    * I used to think my japanese collection is the most prized thing i've got. BUT NOT ANYMORE! Make way for the autographed Day by Day album in my korean shelf!
    Japanese shelf:

    Korean shelf: (still looks ugly though , i'm working on that LOLOL)

    Queens come share if you got any autographed T-ara stuffs.. i'm happy and i thank all you queens who helped me (even if you didn't thank you!)
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    MK808 reacted to nathaniel in [12.09.21] T-ara to spend their Chuseok holiday in Malaysia   
    [12.09.21] T-ara to spend their Chuseok holiday in Malaysia





    After having a successful showcase in Hong Kong, T-ara will have their first showcase in Malaysia and plan to spend their Chuseok in Malaysia.
    T-ara will have their second ever showcase in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 3rd at a venue with over 4,300 seats.
    Following their Japan tour, T-ara will plan to promote across Asian from early to mid next year in Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.
    T-ara successfully completed their Japanese tour earlier this year with dates in six different cities and there were the first Korean girl group to perform at the Budokan theater.
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    Source: http://news.nate.com/view/20120921n11228
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    MK808 reacted to nathaniel in [12.09.20] T-ara to hold various concerts across Asia next year   
    [12.09.20] T-ara to hold various concerts across Asia next year





    Despite controversies, T-ara has resumed activities as a girl group not only in Korea, but in the whole Asian market.
    On the 20th after completing their first showcase in Hong Kong, officials from Hong Kong suggested that T-ara have a large-scale concert with 15,000 seats next time.
    On the 18th, T-ara met 3,000 local Hong Kong fans with their showcase at Star Hall. All 3,000 seats were sold out but it was reported than over 500 fans showed up outside the venue who were unable to get tickets and singed and danced along during the showcase.
    An official said, "There was a bigger reaction than expected. There are requests coming in and we're currently talking about having a solo concert for them next year on an outdoor stage."
    After the lively reaction from Hong Kong fans, T-ara are confident to spread out in the Asian market. After their Hong Kong performance, T-ara has big plans for next year.
    The official said, "Compared to other idol groups, T-ara has a lot of diversity in their music which is a big advantage for them because it helped develop a large fanbase for them in Southeast Asia. Their likelihood of success in Asia is good and there are plans to go to Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines next year but starting with promotions in Japan. We want to aim for an Asian version of a World tour.
    2NE1 held a world tour in 10 different cities across seven different countries and SNSD and Wonder Girls have also held concerts across Asia, the Americas and Europe. T-ara is the next girl group who can possibly accomplish this and will begin with the Asian market.
    T-ara returned to Korea on the 19th through Incheon International Airport and will continue to promote "Sexy Love" through music shows this week.
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    Source: http://news.nate.com/view/20120920n03235
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    MK808 reacted to s-park in [12.09.17] Video HD - T-ara Fancams @ Hong Kong   
    [12.09.17] Video HD - T-ara Fancams @ Hong Kong



    Arrival















    Press Conference















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    cr : respective uploaders


    thanks xphilx27 for sharing!!
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    MK808 reacted to s-park in [12.09.18] Video - T-ara Fancams @ Hong Kong Showcase Concert   
    [12.09.18] Video - T-ara Fancams @ Hong Kong Showcase Concert



    IGCBY



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMwtn_QrsfE&feature=youtu.be







    WAYBLT



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO30_a-Ut7Q&feature=plcp







    DBD



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FApTzMGRlg&feature=plcp



    LD



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTLVUrENxpM&feature=plcp







    ENCORES



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp9qiKOQipA&feature=plcp



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSqX2ZH3pKA&feature=plcp







    I'm sure there are pretty more to be uploaded..



    ***


    Please do share some fancams here if you have too that are not posted here..Thank you!
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    MK808 reacted to nathaniel in [12.09.18] T-ara greeted by over 700 Hong Kong fans at airport   
    [12.09.18] T-ara greeted by over 700 Hong Kong fans at airport





    Core Contents Media revealed that more than 700 fans gathered at the Hong Kong airport to greet T-ara at their arrival.
    T-ara arrived in Hong Kong for their first showcase in Hong Kong on the 17th. Fans rushed to the airport to see T-ara and because of this, T-ara had to leave the airport through a different route than planned.
    After arriving, T-ara went to a press conference with attracted over 100 media outlets.
    The showcase is on the 18th at 8:00 PM (local time) at the Star Hall in Hong Kong. All 3,000 seats are sold out.
    T-ara was offered the VVIP treatment, but passed. This will be their first time in Hong Kong.
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    Source: http://news.nate.com/view/20120918n12230
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    MK808 reacted to nathaniel in [12.09.03] T-ara's "SEXY LOVE" website crashes after 30,000 simultaneous connections   
    [12.09.03] T-ara's "SEXY LOVE" website crashes after 30,000 simultaneous connections





    T-ara's "SEXY LOVE" website (sexylove.ccment.com/) crashed.
    On September 3rd, T-ara's "SEXY LOVE" music video was released and their website was released, but afterwards the website's server became so clogged by so many visitors that it crashed and wouldn't load.
    The "SEXY LOVE" website with the music video was originally made for 7,000 people to access at a time, but 30,000 simultaneous connections were requested at the same time which made the server go down. Currently, T-ara's agency is looking for a replacement (server) where more than 30,000 people can access it at a time.
    T-ara's "SEXY LOVE" music videos were released on September 3rd in three versions including a 15-minute drama version, a dance version, a making-of version and a music video was also released for the sad ballad "Day and Night" which is performed by T-ara's Areum, Gavy NJ's Geonji and the 4-octave girl Shannon. Overall, there has been over 2,000,000 views on them all through sites like GomTV and YouTube.
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    Source: http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201209031255111410
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    MK808 reacted to chloeownsyou in [12.08.29] T-ara release handwritten apology   
    T-ara release handwritten announcement of apology





    "We write this letter after much deliberation.The past month has felt longer than the time it took us to debut and the time we've promoted under all of your love.First, we would like to honestly apologize for making so many concerned.We admit that we were immature in not being able to resolve our differences in opinions within the group and letting it out publicly, and we are all reflecting on it together.We deeply apologize for acting without thought.If we had understood each other, shared, and acted more maturely, none of this would have happened..We think that thought every day in misery.Looking back, we've always overcome any hardships together while chasing the same dream, and it breaks our heart to think that all of those good memories are being seen in a bad light.We also think that Hwayoung must have gone through a hard time for being misunderstood as being ostracized.We were all surprised at a result none of us thought or wanted and feel upset that we can no longer be together again.We hope that Hwayoung no longer has to face any pain again.We apologize to everyone for concerning everyone with this issue and disappointing those that loved our music.This hardship was an opportunity of learning for us.We are supposed to be the strength of many, and have now learned how much responsibility we have on our shoulders, as well as how responsibly we must act.To our parents, who live for us, and our fans, who will remain by us until the end to love our music...And to everyone we disappointed, we want to work hard so that our apology will be accepted.We are genuinely sorry. We ask that you also give your everlasting support and love to Hwayoung, who must have had a harder time than us.We will always support Hwayoung no matter what.From all of T-ara.
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    Translated by netizenbuzz: http://netizenbuzz.b...t.html?spref=tw
    Original article: http://news.naver.co...082920410105052
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    MK808 reacted to kkyc222 in [12.08.29] Actress Kim Hye Eun "Soyeon staying on Haeundae Lovers, please applaud!"   
    Actress Kim Hye Eun "Soyeon staying on Haeundae Lovers, please applaud!"





    “It is not an issue that can be solved by leaving the drama. Ostracizing/bullying is clearly a serious societal problem, but where there is debate but no confirmed facts or truth, to unconditionally accuse and criticize young adults is not right. To push the young into a difficult situation because of the existence of a debate, is this something that adults should do?”
    Actress Kim Hye Eun, who also appears in Haeundae Lovers with Soyeon, candidly expressed her thoughts about the T-ara issue. On the 28th with an interview with Daily Economy Star Today, Kim Hye Eun said “There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the drama, including Soyeon’s appearance on the drama and the Busan dialect, but on set, the atmosphere is still happy and enjoyable.” “It is true that there are many unfavorable aspects, but they have to be solved wisely one by one.”
    Kim Hye Eun said that day: “To already have promised to appear in the drama, and to have already participated in over 5 filmings, behaviour like ‘Because of your response, I will cut you out’ is wrong.” “In the T-ara incident, most importantly, it is the adults who have made the bigger errors. I want to applaud the decision of the production team to continue working together under circumstances of debate in order to not disappoint the hardworking actors.”
    She continued: “Partial conversations over twitter or SMS between young adults cannot be used to make judgments on everything.” “One cannot say who was at fault, but to avoid similar situations and to prevent kids from getting hurt, care and wise judgments are needed from adults. In particular, if the agency can take some action on behalf of the children, that would be great. Very anxious”
    At the same time, she expressed: “No matter what the problem is, to just solve the superficial issue is not the way to resolve the problem.” She added, “Right now, Soyeon, as the object of anger, is in a dilemma. If she ignores the situation and chooses to leave the drama unconditionally, then the viewers’ wounds might feel more comfortable, but the heart will not be cured. Even if the surrounding circumstances are loud and noisy, isn’t it a good thing that the actors’ acting and the production team’s hardwork together receive praise for the drama?”
    On the other hand, Kim Hye Eun’s charismatic acting as the wife of President Yang in Haeundae Lover has received praise.
    ***
    Translated by @kckclalala via Chinese translation: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/1826234863
    Original article: http://news.nate.com.../20120829n07603
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    MK808 reacted to nathaniel in [12.08.24] Han Yeono, "Eunjung was threatened by the 'Five Fingers' PD"   
    [12.08.24] Han Yeono, "Eunjung was threatened by the 'Five Fingers' PD"





    Korean Actor Labor Union (CEO Han Yongsoo) has claimed that Eunjung being kicked off of the cast of SBS drama "Five Fingers" was due to blackmail/threats.
    On the 23rd through a press release, a member Han Yeono said, "The union members and manager have asked for reasons why Cho Younghun PD removed Eunjung. The answer about Cho Younghun PD was that he said, 'Voluntarily leave! Or we'll create a withdrawal form' and threatened her."
    Following, they said, "Eunjung gave up her schedules and left MBC's 'We Got Married; in order to appear in SBS 'Five Fingers'."
    They finished by saying, "The union has a strong protest against the unilateral measures that the publishers and the PD Cho Younghun did to remove Eunjung from 'Five Fingers'. The union members will look to getting Eunjung reinstated back and request that they give sincere apologies to everyone involved and the viewers."
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    Source: http://star.mk.co.kr/new/view.php?mc=ST&no=535911&year=2012
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    MK808 reacted to kkyc222 in [12.08.23] "To restore Eunjung's reputation, we will advocate her rights!"   
    "To restore Eunjung's reputation, we will advocate her rights!"





    Regarding Tara Eunjung's receiving of an unilateral notice of termination from the drama production company, the Korean Entertainment Management Association (KEMA) has expressed its position.
    The KEMA on the 23rd published to the media an article titled "Opinion on the Unreasonable Unilateral Breach of TV Drama Contract"
    According to this article, for the success of Five Fingers, Eunjung had given up her other schedules, including overseas activities, showing her sincerity to fully participate in the drama production, but the production team of "Five Fingers" on the 21st, requested with no legitimate reason, that Eunjung leave the drama on her own accord, mentioning that if she did not comply with the request, they would put pressure on Eunjung and her agency.
    Eunjung's side did not understand this, and requested for a reason for withdrawal, but the production team only referred to the modification clause of the contract stating that the situation was not in the best interests of the drama production.
    The KEMA stated "If it is necessary to change the cast during drama production, it should be be discussed with the actor under the premise of mutual understanding and negotiation, but the production team and SBS on the 22nd did not relate any information to Eunjung about her withdrawal, but announced her termination through the media"
    It also stated "Through various evidence and proof, this association has verified and is shocked by this oppressive act of the production team."
    The KEMA said "This association works to improve the practices of drama production and to develop a healthy industry by eradicating old practices. Therefore, from a few years ago, starting with the problems of unpaid acting fees, this association has worked to improve such unreasonable contracts and practices." "Such efforts can been seen in the 'Drama Production Standard Acting Contract' project developed along with the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.
    KEMA's article concluded by stating "We will advocate for Ham Eunjung's rights to restore her reputation as she has been unreasonably harmed as described above. To ensure that all relevant parties in this incident will not be harmed, we anticipate a reasonable solution from the drama production team."
    English translations by @kclalala via Chinese translations by Ham Eunjung Baidu (@hameunjungbar)
    Original source: http://sports.chosun...ceDate=20120823
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    MK808 reacted to nathaniel in [12.08.21] Eunjung to have her first filming for SBS "Five Fingers" on the 22nd   
    [12.08.21] Eunjung to have her first filming for SBS "Five Fingers" on the 22nd






    Girl group T-ara (Eunjung, Hyomin, Boram, Jiyeon, Qri, Soyeon, Areum) member Eunjung will have her first shooting for the SBS drama "Five Fingers" tomorrow.
    On the 21st, drama officials confirmed that she will begin filming beginning on the 22nd. According to officials, the first filming for Eunjung was scheduled earlier but postponed because of scheduling problems.
    They said, "Because of issues with Eunjung's character concept, her filming schedule was delayed more than the rest and she will join and proceed with her first filming now."
    Ham Eunjung plays a restaurant employee, Hong Dami, who dreams of playing piano. She will be in a love triangle with Ji Changwook and Joo Jihoon's characters.
    The first episode featuring Eunjung will broadcast on September 1st (5th episode).
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    Source: http://star.mt.co.kr...&outlink=2
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    MK808 reacted to nathaniel in [12.08.09] T-ara's Hyomin will attend "One Thousandth Man" press conference on the 14th   
    [12.08.09] T-ara's Hyomin will attend "One Thousandth Man" press conference on the 14th






    T-ara's Hyomin will make her first appearance since the "bad press" began about T-ara.
    On the 14th, Hyomin will attend the press conference for the fantasy MBC sitcom "One Thousandth Man".
    Including Hyomin, Kang Yewon and Lee Cheonhee will also be there to talk about the drama. T-ara stopped all schedules and appearances and this is becoming a hot topic because it's the first time a member will make an appearance since the news broke.
    T-ara's Soyeon is currently in KBS2's "Haeundae Lovers" while Eunjung is in the upcoming SBS drama "Five Fingers".
    "One Thousandth Man" is a sitcom where a Gumiho has to find the last liver to eat to equal one thousand and follows her life and family story.
    ***
    Source: http://news.nate.com/view/20120809n19648
    Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem
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    MK808 got a reaction from guliasam in [12.08.05] True or not, the public will only believe what they want about T-ara's bullying situation   
    if people can be truly honest. if there was someone you knew irl whether its family, friends, etc. that did something disappointing or shocking. would you honestly go and disown them? you can say its somewhat different since t-ara are celebrities who technically affect a mass amount of people such as kids, but isn't what the netizens and what the media is doing also teaching people thats its ok to just tar and feather people for their wrong doings. are we living in some medieval times or something lol
    KKS messed up and so what if t-ara spoke up. most of you should know the answers of the netizens. its either they are lying or I knew it. for a situation like this to blow up. im sure most managers will try to keep their stars on the down low for protection. hwayoung has so called spoke out and people don't even believe her words. The daily new reporters I believe are suppose to write reports without bias and based on reliable sources. while the media(gossip) news reporters just write what will catch the attention of the viewers.
    you might not like someone for a specific reason, but you cannot deny the good work they do.
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    MK808 reacted to milkyway in [12.08.04] Backlash after T-ara appears on "Sebakwi", "We demand an apology"   
    Why Kqueen's are so stupid ? why they dont believe in their idols ? if you dont want T-ara give them to International queen's XD
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    MK808 reacted to shining star`★ in [12.08.02] Jo Harang comment on T-ara's situation "It must stop now!"   
    [12.08.02] Jo Harang comment on T-ara's situation "It must stop now!"



    Jo Harang decided to speak about T-ara's current situation of bullying.
    Jo Harang tweeted on July 30th, "You're here, but you're invisible. One day feels like a year, breathing is easy but you feel uneasy. The entertainment industry has the same environment as schools, companies, societies, institutes...This witch-hunting must stop for sure!"
    The next day, Jo Harang continued to post on Twitter this:
    "Starting from a young age, children start to acknowledge that you need to work hard in life [to get what you want], and you focus on this so much that you don't put any of your time into building a "relationship" and lack social skills. Lacking the experience of having a social life and troubles to maintain a relationship doesn't fade away when you suddenly elevate yourself into a high position (celebrey/famous)."
    Jo Harang was a member of "Jewelry", a group that also had to face a bullying controversy in the past, with her being the "witch-hunted member."
    Jo Harang tweeted again 31th July, exposing her uncomfortable heart: "The problem is brought by the public with a witch-hunt, even if it's not true [the rumor of bullying]. It was hard for me, back then, to have to read such articles [about me]. It is important [for T-ara] to overcome this and to live in the present."
    Netizens have reacted to these tweets saying thing like "Jo Harang seems to have troubles in her heart", "it seems that even idols are now refocusing themselves on the truth." "We need to brush off [this rumor] now"
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    Source: http://news.nate.com.../20120802n30382
    Translated by: shining star`★ @diadem
    *Usually don't post articles about Tweets from T-ara/other celebrities in the news section but this is different because she went through the same exact situation as the T-ara members being "witch-hunted."
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    MK808 reacted to min young in [12.08.01] Haeundae Lovers PD, "Soyeon is courteous and works hard"   
    i found it on youtube: just want to share
    Park Shin Hye tweets: News...while reading it from one to ten, it feels as if my body and heart are crying. Lets be strong together, please be strong..
    @ssinz 뉴스.. 하나부터 열까지 읽는 내내 온 몸과 마음이 우는 것 같다. 힘냅시다. 힘내요..
    Park Shin Hye ask Queen's to stay strong!!!!!!!!!!!
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    MK808 reacted to min young in [12.08.01] Haeundae Lovers PD, "Soyeon is courteous and works hard"   
    guess what SONE also support t-ara and queen's.....come on queen's we can attack those antis back
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    MK808 reacted to min young in [12.08.01] Haeundae Lovers PD, "Soyeon is courteous and works hard"   
    found on tumblr
    Guilty until proven innocent: The lynch mob against T-ara and who’s really to blame

    The fallout from Hwayoung‘s split with T-ara has been nothing short of cataclysmic, and resulted in an all-out witch hunt against the current T-ara members. The group has lost endorsement deals, been forced to cancel concerts, fan cafes have shut down, petitions and groups to have T-ara disbanded and to uncover the truth behind the scandal have attracted hundreds of thousands of people, netizens have called for the members to be removed from their current television shows, a music program director has said he will no longer contact T-ara, and much more.
    In less than a week, T-ara has gone from being one of the most loved groups in K-Pop to the most reviled and hated. But whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty, and why are the members of T-ara receiving all the vitriol instead of their controversial CEO, Kim Kwang Soo?
    The bulk of the anti-T-ara bandwagoning has stemmed from various reports of bullying — virtually all of which have turned out to be either misconstrued or completely false. The situation has gotten so bad that anonymous posts on web forums have been picked up by the media and reported as fact, and everybody has been so desperate for answers that they’re not stopping to separate the fiction from the fact.
    A photo of Hyomin accidentally bumping Hwayoung as she raised her arm was transformed by netizens into “Hyomin pokes Hwayoung in the eye!“. A video of Hwayoung opening her mouth for Eunjung to put a rice cake in it suddenly became an attempt at choking by force-feeding, but what netizens failed to mention was that it was a Japanese game show where you had to put sweets into someone’s mouth and then try make a sound with your mouth full. As if things couldn’t get any more far-fetched, a photo of Hwayoung chatting with INFINITE and SISTAR at the ‘Idol Olympics’ broadcast was somehow turned into Hwayoung having to sit with them because T-ara wouldn’t speak to her.
    There was never any speculation that Hwayoung had been bullied before last week, yet now all it takes is a photo of her hanging with Bora to serve as evidence that she’s been ostracized by her own group. Does this selca of Eunjung and KARA’s Gyuri mean that they too, are victims of bullying? Anybody can take a photo and fabricate a story around it.
    There was even a shocking report that Jiyeon slapped Hwayoung across the face — a report that literally stemmed from an anonymous forum post from somebody claiming to be a member of T-ara’s dance team, Yama & Hot Chicks. When the leader of the dance team came forward to shoot down the false claims, it was too late. The article was already a most-read story across the web, and the damage was done.
    It should take more than some out-of-context photos, anonymous forum posts, and unsubstantiated stories to convince the world that T-ara is a pack of evil bullies who tormented and assaulted their bandmate. This is 2012, but right now people are acting like it’s the 1600s and we’re all at the Salem witch trials.
    The only thing that seems somewhat accurate in all of this drama is that there was an incident on last week’s Music Bank where Hwayoung was upset for an as-yet-unknown reason, and refused to go on stage for T-ara’s scheduled performance. This caused the other members to have to cover for her at the last minute, and resulted in a mistake being made during the performance. Some T-ara members were then unprofessional and tweeted their disappointment over Hwayoung’s actions, which led to them being labelled as bullies. This information about Music Bank does not confirm that T-ara are bullies, nor does it confirm that Hwayoung is troublesome. All it confirms is that Hwayoung refused to perform on Music Bank –which may or may not have been for a perfectly valid reason– and that the others members disagreed with that decision.

    Does anybody remember what happened to the Sugababes back in 2009? Keisha Buchanan was fired from the group amidst claims she was a bully, but fans and the public still took her side and blamed member Amelle Berrabah for the entire thing. People adopted a lynch mob mentality, similar to the one we are currently seeing against T-ara, and eventually their attacks against Amelle were so vicious that she had a nervous breakdown and had to spend three-weeks recovering in a treatment facility. Reports that Keisha had been a bully were never confirmed, the fans eventually calmed down and got over it, and life went on as usual. If only everyone had behaved more rationally and not jumped to conclusions, then Amelle’s unfortunate breakdown could have been avoided all together. (I should know, because I was one of the many people who sent abusive tweets to Amelle at the time!)
    While everybody is busy blaming T-ara for Hwayoung’s departure, few seem to be looking at Kim Kwang Soo, who may very well be more responsible for this entire ordeal than anybody else involved.
    In my April article about T-ara’s then-announced member changes, I expressed my concern over the way Kim Kwang Soo was managing the group. I said that he was creating an unhealthy environment for the group by encouraging them to compete against one another and by threatening to fire or replace any members who didn’t comply. Now that he’s made good on his threats, it’s T-ara who are being blamed.
    In the same article, I also took a look at how severely Kim Kwang Soo had been overworking T-ara. In a nutshell, the group hadn’t had a vacation since their debut in 2009 and hadn’t received a day off in one year, members were performing on top of serious injuries, Jiyeon collapsed on stage from exhaustion, and at times the group’s work load was so heavy that they had 12 schedules in one day.
    Now picture the kind of stress that would bring on the members of T-ara, and then remember that Hwayoung was not part of the original T-ara lineup. She was added to the group in 2010. So Hwayoung was added to a group that was already successful, a group that had been together for years (if you include their training days), a group that was being severely overworked in a high-stress environment, and a group that was encouraged by their CEO to compete against one another.
    If any of the unsubstantiated bullying claims are true, or even if Hwayoung was simply just an ‘outcast’ in T-ara, it’s not hard to see why.
    If you need any more proof that Kim Kwang Soo isn’t the greatest CEO on the planet, then look no further than Nam Gyuri. The idol was a member former CCM girl group SeeYa, before she left back in 2009 for financial reasons and to pursue an acting career. What followed was a messy and very public war of words in which Kim Kwang Soo revealed scandalous information about Gyuri in the press and claimed that she uncooperative and missed schedules, the remaining SeeYa members held a press conference and painted Gyuri out to be a selfish diva, and Gyuri called Kim Kwang Soo “the devil”, denied his allegations against her and implied that it was part of a smear campaign, and claimed her former bandmates were cold towards her and spoke behind her back.
    There was probably a little truth to both sides of that story, but at the end of the day, people are going to disagree and have conflicts. It’s a normal part of life, and it’s happened to everybody.

    When you’re looking at a Korean girl group, such as T-ara, a CEO is like the teacher or the parent of the group. The CEO has a responsibility to create a safe and healthy environment for the group, both at home in the dorm and at work, and to ensure that any petty issues are taken care of in a proper way so the dynamic of the group can remain positive and professional. Kim Kwang Soo appears to have done the exact opposite of that, and if there is any true disharmony in T-ara, it is he who should be held responsible before both Hwayoung and T-ara.
    As of now, the only real bullies in this whole situation are the netizens. Take one look at the comments section in a T-ara post on AllKPop right now, and you’ll either see a hypocritical flood of cruel and mean-spirited attacks directed at the group and its individual members, or just people laughing at the group’s current predicament. T-ara is being torn down for something that nobody even knows if they actually did or not. And if they did do it, then why did they do it? Not everything in life is black and white.
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    MK808 reacted to min young in [12.08.01] Haeundae Lovers PD, "Soyeon is courteous and works hard"   
    Jaemin's support for Eunjung

    The Eunjung I know is pure and simple, lonelier than anyone else, and with a personality unlike a celebrity. After returning from Japan, even without sleep, she will still keep her promise to watch her classmates’ performance until the very last scene. She is a friend like that. A friend who thinks that it is only natural to take care of the people around her. Her personality has been like that for the 10 years I’ve known her. She rarely talks about T-ara’s things, and how this incident happened, I’m shocked too. Although I’ve looked it up, even like that, this whole time I’ve always seen her as family, so I feel very sad and heartbroken. You seems to be very tired and burdened now, please stay strong. I pray that as time goes by, everything will be fine. I love you, little sister.
    cr: twitter
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    MK808 got a reaction from xxKazManiaxx in [12.08.01] Haeundae Lovers PD, "Soyeon is courteous and works hard"   
    wow. i really have to admire him because so many others have backed out on anything to do with t-ara. I don't know how long he has worked with soyeon or worked as a PD, but majority of a person's attitude can be seen after a few weeks unless they are that good at pretending. Just happy to see more good news towards the end of july regarding my girls compared to a big can of curry falling on my big toe today at work lol. july is really not my month this year lol.
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    MK808 got a reaction from Dandelina in [12.08.01] Haeundae Lovers PD, "Soyeon is courteous and works hard"   
    wow. i really have to admire him because so many others have backed out on anything to do with t-ara. I don't know how long he has worked with soyeon or worked as a PD, but majority of a person's attitude can be seen after a few weeks unless they are that good at pretending. Just happy to see more good news towards the end of july regarding my girls compared to a big can of curry falling on my big toe today at work lol. july is really not my month this year lol.
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