‘The Unit’ Former T-ara member Han Areum explains the bullying scandal


Idol Rebooting Project ‘The Unit’ will premiere tonight on KBS World.

Among many contestants, T-ara‘s former member Han Areum surprises everyone when she shows up as a contestant. She addresses the reason why she left T-ara in the past saying, “I can’t say that there was no beef. But we all fight even with our family. The other members were young, and I was even younger. It was a minor discord that exists in any family.”

Then she goes on to explain the rumor that she was possessed with a spirit. She says, “There was such rumor, too. I posted selfies of myself in a Halloween costume, and those pictures spread with such rumors. So I ended up having sociophobia. I was hospitalized for a month and received mental treatment.”

When asked why she decided to appear on ‘The Unit,’ she says, “I was practicing while looking at the mirror and thought it was a waste for me to remain a trainee.”

‘The Unit‘ is a survival reality show aims to give those idols who had already debuted a fair chance to demonstrate their talents that they may not have been able to showcase before. The contestants will form male and female unit groups of nine members each and compete to become ‘The Unit’ to represent Korea!

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Showtime: Wed 23:00 | Re-run: Thurs 05:30, 10:30, 18:20 (Seoul, UTC+9)