T-ara recently posted a handwritten letter to apologize to all their fans and families. On August 28th former member Hwayooung broke her silence with a tweet, and now all the members shares their thoughts about the bullying scandal which involved the band.
Here is the translation:
"We decided to write this after a lot of thought. The past month has felt much longer than our trainee days and the days we've promoted receiving our fans' love. First of all, we sincerely apologize for causing concern and disappointing so many people. We feel that it was very foolish of us to not have resolved differences of opinion between the members before and to have spread our personal issues in public. We're deeply thinking about our future actions.
We sincerely apologize for acting thoughtlessly. We've been troubled every day by the thought that all of this could have been avoided if we had understood each other and compromised more and if we had acted more maturely. In the past, we all worked hard together for the same dream and overcame difficulties, and it was really painful to see all the good times we have had together being cast in a negative light.
We also think that Hwayoung has been going through a very hard time after being misunderstood as left in the cold. We were surprised by the outcome, which no one thought of or wanted, and we’re disappointed that we can’t all be together now. We only hope that Hwayoung will no longer face situations like this anymore.
We also apologize to everyone for causing concern with this recent issue and disappointing those who loves our music. We feel that we will learn from this issue. We’re supposed to give people strength, and we’ve now learned how much responsibility is on our shoulders. We’ve also realized that we must act responsibly.
For our families who live for us, for our fans who’ve continued to stay by our side, for the people who listen to our music… and for those who we’ve worried and disappointed, we’ll work harder to receive your forgiveness instead of being frustrated. We truly apologize. We also hope that you give your support and love to Hwayoung, who must be having a harder time than we are.
From all of T-ara".
T-ara are scheduled to come back on September 7th at SBS "Music Bank"