Core Content Media CEO Kim Kwang Soo has told the press that former T-ara member Hwayoung was kicked out for her bad behavior and mistreatment of the group's staff.
Despite the highly publicized controversy surrounding the members of T-ara bullying Hwayoung, CCM holds that she was kicked out of the group because of her diva attitude. The only example given was of their July 27th "Music Bank" performance.
Due to Hwayoung's leg injury, she was supposed to sit in a chair on stage to perform her rap. However, as the group's turn to perform approached, she suddenly refused to perform. Fellow group members Eunjung and Hyomin were forced to learn the rap quickly in order to carry out the performance. The lack of preparation made the group mess up the performance.
After the show, Hwayoung reportedly sat on the ground in front of fans and reporters, threatening to throw a tantrum. Actions such as this have occurred in the past, causing the group's staff lots of stress.
"There were several managers who cried, saying they wanted to quit. Although the artists are important, I believe that the sweat and tears of the staff are equally as important. I could not stand by watching this destruction of teamwork any longer," Kim Kwang Soo stated.
The CEO has declined to go into further details about Hwayoung's sudden departure, stating that he does not wish to damage her image further.
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