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Goo Hara’s story is one of the most tragic and rough in kpop history. And in light of the recent events, I’d like to share it.
It’s pretty possible that most of you (ppl who weren’t around for 2nd generation prime) dont know Goo Hara or her legendary group KARA. The group was among the top three girl groups nation wise, and number one in Japan.
But when KARA debuted it wasn’t very popular, so when one member left, the company saw the opportunity to revamp the group and they added two new members. One of those was Goo Hara. She was introduced as main dancer and visual.
Hara’s integration helped the group. Her innocent beauty in contrast to an effortless sex appeal caused men and women, children and adults, to fall in love with the idol, and this new fandom catapulted the group. Even though before debut she already had many fans, she already had antis too. A big portion of the original fandom rejected the integration of Hara. So from day one Hara had a strong individual fandom, but the group’s fandom hated her.
Hara became the it girl of the moment, getting all the commercial contracts - this generated animosity from the fandom that questioned why she was the only one who was given the opportunities and why she did not participate in the commercial activities of the group. This did not weigh much on Hara at first, since she was somewhat accustomed to hate for no reason - in high school she was the victim of such extreme bullying that she had to change schools several times. She had the general public in her palms, so a portion of the fandom hating her was manageable.
But the love and support from the general public didn’t last long, as netizens searched the internet to find something to destroy her and succeeded. They found Hara’s teenage blog from before she was and idol, and in it they found photos of her in a hostel on her 17th birthday with her boyfriend at the time. They published them saying that Hara had had a romantic stay at the hostel and therefore she had sex while being a minor. And although the company denied it and Hara’s friends said it had been a group trip, the netizens sought witnesses to support their accusations and thus began the gossip that Hara was promiscuous. This accusations gained notoriety when her relationship with Junhyun of B2ST became public. And so netizens invented her love affairs with many idols.
The situation reached a climax in Radio Star, when the MC asked KARA what topic they didn’t want to talk about, to which Hara replied “dating.” The three MCs started joking with Hara’s promiscuity in a rather heavy way. And although it is well known that this type of image is harmful to an idol (mostly female idols) the MCs continued with the jokes. Hara tried to laugh it off but it was a comment from Kyuhyun that made her crack, being the gossip expert on the show, he said “if I said what I know, her career would be over.” It was then that Hara threw him a bottle of juice playfully and then broke into tears. Hara was accused of being violent, unprofessional and disrespectful by netizens. And when one of the MCs came out in her defense and apologized for what they had done, the netizens said that “Hara’s tantrums had forced him to apologize” and they hated her more.
Shortly after this, KARA disintegrated. But despite everything, Hara made a fortune as a commercial model. And there is nothing that netizens hate more than a successful, independent and wealthy woman. Especially if she achieves so despite public hate. And even more, if this successful, independent and wealthy woman is best friends with another successful, independent and wealthy woman (Sulli) that netizens also tried to destroy. And so, Goo Hara moved on with her life, even though the hate never stopped.
On September 4, 2018, Goo Hara (who is 1.64 and is so thin that she has been accused of being anorexic) was accused of beating her boyfriend. For the following week there were no signs of Hara, while the boyfriend appeared in the media several times a day giving interviews about it, and saying that she had gone crazy when he tried to end the relationship. He said he wasn’t going to go public at first but when he got home he realized she had “disfigured” him and his face “is a big part of how he makes a living” (he’s a hairdresser) so he decided to let everyone know the type of person she is. At some point the guy gave an interview in a hospital gown and connected to serum, despite having given interviews without these things several days before, and the hospital records shows he only had scratches. But despite being suspicious, the netizens did not need more, and cited what happened on radio star, her promiscuity and her friendship with Sulli as evidence of her violence and imbalance, and demanded jail time for Hara.
Time after that, Hara finally appeared on the media, which she had not done because she had been hospitalized due to the beating that the boyfriend (the alleged victim) gave her. Attack that damaged her internal organs to the degree of causing severe bleeding. Incidentally, there was damage to her intimate organs, so a rape is suspected, although it was never confirmed as such. And although Hara presented evidence and a witness, the netizens did not believe her, they said that she paid the witness and that, because she was promiscuous, her word had no worth. It was then that Dispatch revealed that the boyfriend had offered them the premise of the matter, then screenshots of the guy blackmailing Hara with an intimate video that he filmed against her will came to light. Just then the netizens decided to listen to her. The witness (Hara’s roomie) came out to give her version of the facts: the guy had entered without permission with the access code and had woken Hara by kicking the bed. The witness and the messages proved that Hara had broke up with him and he wanted to blackmail her with the intimate video and threatened to end her career, Hara tried to take the video, and the guy beat her up. After that, he destroyed averything and anything he could find at the apartment, while Hara begged him not to publish the video. In the week that Hara was hospitalized the guy sent her threats and fragments of the video as blackmail.
For a while Hara had the empathy of the netizens, but the case was never resolved judicially, and the public eventually forgot what happened and attacked Hara again. This year Hara uploaded a photo to her social media for the first time, thanking the support she received in those difficult moments. And the netizens accused her of attention seeking, they said that if she was really hurt she shouldn’t be on social media after what happened, and accused her of being unaware of the damage she caused her ex - who could no longer show his face in public. Soon she went to Japan to fulfill previous contracts and they accused her of fleeing, of indifference and said that what had happened hadn’t been so serious if she was already working and she had made a big drama for nothing. Meanwhile the ex is active in social media and opened a new beauty salon, which was very successful. And as if that were not enough, the ex-boyfriend, Junghyun (B2ST) ended up entangled in the Seungri/Rising Sun scandal. And although it has been said that he was not an active participant beyond commenting on the videos that JJY sent, the netizens insisted that there were videos and intimate photos of Hara in the infamous chats.
After this, Hara uploaded a picture and netizens accused her of getting plastic surgery. Hara said that she had eyelid surgery for medical reasons and asked people to stop attacking her, but the netizens ignored and attacked her for the surgery.
May 25th 2019, Hara was found unconscious in her apartment. It was said it had been a suicide attempt. This incident, unlike others in the world of kpop, did not have a wave of positive and empathetic comments wishing her recovery, but the comments were insults, offenses and ridicule towards Hara. They even reproached her for her lack of success in committing suicide, accused her of faking it, said that the news were false to get attention and attacked her more than ever.
Soon after that Hara los her best friend.
This news were devastating but they were not a surprise, at least to me. I made a post about Sulli’s passing asking people to support Hara, because I knew that she would be next. She had already tried. And she got hate for not succeeding.
A lot of the kpop fandom now wasn’t around for most of the second generation mess. We had idols poisoned, attacked, and destroyed by netizens. There still are many idols victims of slave contracts and abuse but back then you saw the proof of those things regularly. With idols passing out and stuff.
Korea, specifically its treatment of celebrities is crap. Its inhuman. As international fans we should spread love for idols. And ask the companies to care for them, we should watch for their best interests as humans. What Hyuna and Edawn are doing, going on variety shows and doing photoshoots together as a couple is huge. What Mamamoo has been doing is huge. What Holland is doing is huge. Please support the idols who are actively fighting to change Koreas celebrity culture. ITS IMPORTANT.
And its important to know the stories of idols like Hara, Hangeng, T-ARA… because this idols were victims and where given nothing but hate. Hate that ended their careers or in Hara and Sulli’s case, their lives. Hate kills. Haters kill. Not allowing people to live a plenty life, kills. Not allowing people to make mistakes, kills. I hope you read Hara’s story and pay attention to female idols with a bad reputation, they’re vulnerable in so many ways. And I hope that, in the future, when an idol survives a suicide attempt y'all wont ignore it like you did Hara.
REST IN PEACE🙏💔💔🙏
You got to pass on your knowledge bro.
This is a follow up to my other drawing featuring SkekOk and SkekLazul. Enjoy!
SkekShod © Jim Henson
SkekLazul © Me
These are the references for the offspring of the skeksis and urrus.
Here’s some info of the childlings:
Skeklings are typically born with back fur and tail fur. They usually don’t grow hair until a few weeks after they’ve been born. They nurse for two months until their teeth grow in.
Urlings are born with a full head of hair. They do eventually grow hair at the tip of their tail after a month of being born. They nurse for five months until their teeth grow in.
Hybrids are a little tricky due to the fact that there hasn’t been any born yet. It is assumed that they are born with a full head of hair, back fur, and tail fur. It’s almost assumed that they nurse for about six months.
Childing Designs © Me
The Dark Crystal © Jim Henson
TDC Second Gen Kiddos
I was bored one night and thought, “Hey let’s do some second gen stuff.” So these babus were born! I did draw two others sets besides this one but those would be spoilers for my story so I won’t be posting them for the time being.
I did give them names (the order will be from the top, left to right): SkekSaar, SkekLazul, SkekNor, SkekMesa, UrBao, and UrGro.
The Dark Crystal © Jim Henson
Bonds/Characters © Me
The Poor Guy
That moment when your skeksis husband looses his cool because of your cute hybrid child.
SkekGra/UrGoh © Jim Henson
UrSkekling © Me??
Childling Concept Art
I was inspired to make my own version of skeksis, mystic, and hybrid offspring after seeing others’ interpretations on here. I might draw a better version of this with details later on. For right now enjoy!
The Dark Crystal © Jim Henson
Bonds AU © Me
Character sheets from #secondgen #generation
Ok so since I’m an absolute sucker for making 2nd generations for any series ever, here we go. I know I’m not super active on here so I’m hoping this will encourage me to post more :)
First, choose a prompt. Make sure to specify whether it’s dialogue or situation!
Then choose a ship for the future kids! Here are all I have Gen 2′s for
Throne of Glass:
A Court of Thorns and Roses:
The Lunar Chronicles:
Just to be clear, these are future generation kid fics. They are slightly ship fics, but they mostly focus on my headcanon second generations.
lmfao i love that i write a grumpy “atheists face religious discrimination too” post on pillowfort a few days ago and then suddenly “atheists’ connections/disjunctions from Christianity” becomes a Topic on our tumblr dash
clearly this is a Sign :V
Before getting engaged and married, Cress went off and explored the world herself for a year. She was the one to propose to him. Thorne may or may not have bawled like a baby. Anyway, Cress falls pregnant a month after they get married and completely by accident… and with twins nonetheless. She goes into labor three weeks early on Throne’s birthday while they’re orbiting Earth. Thorne doesn’t want to land because he worried it would hurt her or the babies… so he calls Jacin and asks him how the hell to deliver them. Jacin walks him through it. Despite Cress’s pregnancy being a little rough, delivery was actually a breeze. She’s one of those women that everyone hates because she barely felt a thing.
Artemis “Arti” Selene Thorne Is born on 23 May 134TE
Apollo Dmitri Thorne is born 6 minutes after his sister on 23 May 134TE
Unlike Cinder, Scarlet had the easiest pregnancies in the world. She has a miscarriage between the first and second child, but other than that, it was ridiculously easy for her to actually get pregnant. They end up having three kids. Much to Wolf’s dismay, Scarlet refused to stop working on the farm while pregnant. He was only able to convince her to stop lifting heavy things when she started the third trimester, but even then she would just tie a rope around said object and drag it. Wolf was still frustrated, but Scarlet always says, “I’m not lifting it!” so he couldn’t argue her on it.
Lovell Logan Kesley is born on 29 November 131TE
Percy Montague Kesley is born on 3 October 134TE
Jolee Maha Michelle Kesley is born on 30 September 136TE