Park Gyuri and Eunjung: the bullied girl group leaders?
Girl group KARA has been making headlines these days for their disagreement with their company DSP Media. However, leader Park Gyuri did not join the other members and claimed she did not even know the other girls had filed a complaint against their company. Because of this, rumors and speculation of bullying in girl groups have become a hot topic.
Since the beginning, Gyuri did not participate in the complaint against DSP media. Netizens are speculating that Gyuri was an "outcast leader" and was being bullied by the "natural leader" Seungyeon, but these claims have generally been refuted.
Netizens have linked this incident to T-ara's former leader, Eunjung, possibly being bullied. T-ara released a new album late last year and also added a new member, Ryu Hwayoung. The group leader was also changed from Eunjung to Boram.
Eunjung said in an interview with Newsen, "We thought there wasn't a group that is as close as we are. When these member controversies and bullying rumors started spreading around, we all just said 'huh?' and laughed about it."
Eunjung dismissed the bullying rumors by stating, "it was the first time we heard of leaders being changed in a Korean idol group. The act of members rotating to become the leader is just intended demonstrate every members' good traits to fans and to develop us. That's the only reason we will switch from leader to leader, so don't be concerned. It's even possible that maknae Jiyeon will become the leader"
Do you think that Eunjung and Gyuri were bullied? Or do you think netizens are over analyzing the situation?
Source: Tiaradiadem and Nate