Looking back, a lot of things could've been different if only this hadn't occurred, or if only people had actually looked carefully and scrutinised the incident, instead of blindly cursing and harassing the girls.
Jimin wouldn't have been sacrificed and would be much happier and brighter.
The girls wouldn't have been put on hiatus for so long.
Yuna might not have left the group.
And we could've seen them standing together, happily as a team.
But there are not many if-only's in this world...
Now what I dearly wish for is for them to successfully weather through this and comeback. It might not be their peak popularity but at least it would be a consolation. The ending to a story matters the most, and I really don't want AOA's ending to be defined by their ruination by a cooked-up scandal from an obsessive liar. They really deserve the best, and they should get it.
And Jimin and Yuna... this might sounds a bit selfish and unrealistic but I wish they could comeback together either with the group or as solo artists - especially Jimin, who deserves a good end after everything she has been through. But if she doesn't want to, or needs time to heal, then I respect that too. As long as she's happy.. I wish.
And Kwon Mina... idgaf about what her apologists say about her mental health. She needs to apologise publicly, not only to AOA, but also to all the bullying victims and people with mental disorders whom she used for clout. They trusted her, and she abused that trust just so she could go after AOA, the people whom she is indebted to for her accomplishments, and whom she destroyed because of her own jealousy. She has always demanded accountability from people, now it's her turn to show some.
More time passed, and we arrived at the time where she said she did not have any proof that the incident actually occurred. I remember losing my temper and saying something like "thanks for wasting my time" under that post (which has since been deleted). Around this time or sometime earlier, I completely sided with Jimin and A5A. I defended them more frequently, trying to tell others the story from their side. How effective it was I did not know, but in my mind that was the only thing I could do to make up for them.
More time passed and Mina's stories became increasingly wild, including one where she said she was misquoted by the media and she never said she was bullied despite pushing it for almost a year (which confirmed what I thought about her being a clout chaser), and we finally arrived at the big reveal on 8/9. Initially, I thought I would be happy that I was proven right (and I was for some time), until the guilt and grief settled in when I thought about the girls suffering over a lie.
A lie. For one whole year. During which they were every subjected to the most hateful insults (eapecially Jimin, Chanmi and Seolhyun) and were harassed non-stop. This put quite a bit on my mood which was why I went quiet for a while until it got better..
I still don't know why despite what I learned from the conclusion of T-ara's false accusation scandal, I still thought someone who only had their words was believable. Because that was what I thought at the beginning, regardless of whether or not I went after the AOA girls, which only makes things marginally better. I should've questioned all this from the start. It also makes me wonder that despite all this, would people actually learn? T-ara's incident concluded in 2017, yet only 3 years later people still jump on the bandwagon without any proof. I really don't know after this, will people actually question things more often, or will the same thing that happened repeat again. I don't know...
Other people who've known me earlier might remember me saying this, but for those who arrived later, this may count as my self-reflection of what happened over the past year. If I'm going hold other people accountable for what they said, I should also hold myself accountable too.
When those allegations against Jimin first came out, I sympathised with Mina and at one point believed her words. I didn't go after Jimin and bombard her with hate like others, but neither did I defend her in any way. As to the reason why, I'm actually not sure, but perhaps I thought it wasn't worth my time doing all that... that is the only possible explanation I can think of.
Then some time passed by, and instead of quieting down, she accused a number of people like Seolhyun and Chanmi as bystanders. As I defended them against people who flooded them with hate, I also starting to question things. Why did she do that even though she said everyone except Jimin were her friends? Why did she leave her close friends Hyejeong and Yuna to take the hate, instead of coming to their defense? At this point, I really should have started questioning the validity of her statements against Jimin, but I only chalked it off to her being irresponsible in venting her own pain, and not caring about whether her friends suffered or not. How foolish..
More time passed by, and then someone lodged a police report to investigate this incident. Yet, contrary to what I expected, she rejected it. It was then I suspected something was off with her accusations.. I can't exactly describe how but it just feels wrong that one would reject an investigation that would prove their claims true, especially when she claimed that she had "evidence" and "witnesses". Apparently she wanted to move on, but again this was contradicted when she continued to issue inflammatory accusations against the members. These persistent actions as well as her unwillingness to let the matter be investigated convinced me that she wasn't after justice, but clout. It was then that I moved away from her and leaned closer to Jimin and AOA's side.
Is it just me, or do Jimin antis/Mina apologists tend to believe people easily, even if they don't have any proof? Two people (Mina and Youkyung, the first of whom has already been exposed as a liar) who literally only have words to back up their argument, is that all you got? Seriously? By that logic even I could cook up a scandal with my limited creativity lol.
As for Chanmi... lol, she literally is one of the closest people to Jimin. Even her mom supports Jimin. The only instance where there was any negative thing her mom said was about the company lol.. perhaps try more reading comprehension lol.
As for the image shaming, thanks for demonstrating to people what Mina apologists/Jimin haters are really like. They don't even try hiding that their strongest argument is against someone's appearance. Well sorry to disappoint you, I might like beautiful faces but an ugly person is far more preferrable than a hack like Kwon Mina. And since Jimin is nowhere near ugly...
Warning: angry rant.
About all those people who insist that Jimin bullied Mina, even after everything was revealed, using the argument that she was strict (heh).
至于那些认为我们支持智珉就是三观不正的人，那我也说一句: 三观不正的人是那些包庇权珉娥陷害别人，支持她陷害别人而且毫无悔过之心的权粉! 智珉虽然严厉可是她 (至少从没有被害妄想症的人的角度看) 没有祸害别人! 权珉娥? 呵呵。
Yuan Tong (元瞳). The embodiment of obsession combined with shaky principles and a lack of introspection of one's deeds.
1) She hid the truth about what happened and let Jiu Chen (九宸) suffer just because he swore to shield their family (essentially taking advantage of him);
2) When the truth came out, she blamed Ling Xi (灵汐) for her family's fall from grace and later took the opportunity of capturing her to kill her and her father;
3) She murdered other people, including her own friends and comrades, just so she could play the hero and regain what she believed was hers.
All this while she plays the victim and believes that everything was the fault of the other girl, forgetting the choice to harm others was made wholly by her. And even though Jiu Chen initially protected her out of sympathy, as her actions became increasingly cruel he eventually decided it was not worth it.
Really reminds me of KMA to be honest. And the fact that Yuan Tong actually looks a bit like her only makes me hate the character even more.