Ex-T-ara member Ryu Hwayoung faces backlash for derogatory post

Netizens believe that Hwayoung updated the post in response to T-ara bullying scandal

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Ryu Hwayoung is in the midst of a controversy yet again. She caught the attention of people after updating a controversial post on Instagram with a sly caption "Bullshit." She wrote, "dog sounds" on her Instagram page, and in Korean, it literally translates to "Bullshit." However, looks like this time netizens have no plans to take things lightly. In fact, fans are condemning her post and is replying with negative comments.

To recall, ex-T-ara member Ryu Hwayoung and her sister Ryu Hyoyoung has recollected the controversial 2012 scandal in a TV show, which has put T-ara in the spotlight once again for all the wrong reasons. Following this, the solo album of T-ara's Jiyeon has been put on hold. "However, former T-ara staff quickly came to the group's defense and leaked chat logs of Hwayoung and her twin sister, accusing them of being two-faced," Koreaboo reported

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The entire controversy began after one of its members tweeted about a "bad person," that gave the impression that the girls are been bullied by other members. Soon the issue was blown out and their agency, Core Contents Media, abruptly terminated Hwayoung's contract. The girl group maintained that the bullying issue was made-up by netizens.

Now, the issue has been rekindled and it looks like the timing of the incident has put the Jiyeon's preparations on the back burner. Soompi opined that Jiyeon doesn't want to use the scandal to gain publicity for the album and also she wants to be rated on the basis of her music. Being the youngest member of the group, Jiyeon was putting her hear and soul into the solo album that was supposed to be out in March or April. However, now it looks like the album has been put on temporary hold.

This article was first published on February 16, 2017