The July 7 episode of “Video Star” featured company Minzy, Jamie (Park Jimin), and EXID’s Solji opening up about malicious feedback, their careers, and extra.
The hosts requested Minzy if it’s true that she actually auditioned for each YG Entertainment and SM Entertainment on the identical day.
“When I received a dance contest, I acquired a casting provide from YG,” responded Minzy. “The humorous factor was that I used to be additionally contacted by SM. I went to audition at SM first.” Her fellow 2NE1 member Sandara Park is a co-host of the present, and he or she expressed her shock after studying this element.
When requested if her senior artists at YG had taken excellent care of her, Minzy shared, “G-Dragon and Taeyang stated because it was my first time in Seoul, they needed to provide me a tour of the town. I went with them and Sandara to the theme park in Jamsil.” Sandara Park additionally reminisced about how they’d purchased them meals too.
Solji shared, “I first debuted in 2006, which was a interval when there have been a number of feminine vocalists like SeeYa and Brown Eyed Girls. I debuted with 2NB, however we didn’t make it huge. Our idea was ‘the feminine Fly to the Sky.’”
Jamie additionally stated that the day or two earlier than her contract ended with JYP Entertainment, the company’s founder Park Jin Young apologized to her. She shared, “He stated to me, ‘I needed to attempt a number of issues, however because you’re good at this and good at that too, I used to be very conflicted over what path to go in.’ He advised me that he was sorry that he hadn’t been capable of shortly determine that out. I feel that he was ready throughout these two years. Rather than pressuring me by telling me to do that or that, he was extra so telling me to search out what I wish to do.” She stated that since he’d proven consideration for her as an artist, she was capable of finding her personal musical id and she shared her thanks.
When requested how she reacted when he stated that to her, she stated, “I acquired actually choked up! I didn’t think about he would suppose like that.”
Jamie was then inspired to say one thing to Park Jin Young by a video message, and he or she seemed to be attempting to carry again tears as she started to talk. She stated to him, “You by no means pressured me and at all times advised me good issues, so now I’ve discovered the music that I wish to make. That makes me so grateful. I’m going to carry out cool and sincere music on stage, so please watch over me. I like you.”
The idols additionally spoke about coping with extreme malicious feedback and extra through the years.
Solji shared that when she was on hiatus resulting from hyperthyroidism, malicious commenters had advised her she ought to go away the group and never hurt her workforce. She stated, “I used to be actually sick and resting, and I used to be already feeling actually sorry as a result of I couldn’t be with them. So once they stated that, I even thought, ‘Should I actually go away?’ I feel I used to be actually damage by these malicious feedback.”
When requested if she’d spoken about it along with her fellow members, she stated she had. “I feel all of us cried over it,” she stated. “The members have been purposely not contacting me as a result of they didn’t wish to strain me or make me really feel sorry. And since they have been busy whereas selling and I didn’t need them to be listening to me, I used to be simply pondering, ‘I must get higher quickly.’”
Solji additionally spoke about the way it felt to need to cease selling due to her well being points. Solji spent a yr and a half on hiatus and underwent orbital decompression surgical procedure, and a yr in the past she was advised that she’s made a full recovery.
“I debuted early in life and I additionally had an extended interval the place I used to be unknown,” she stated. “Then after I grew to become an idol once more and was doing nicely, I instantly grew to become sick. It made me suppose so many issues, like, ‘Why is that this occurring?’ I can smile now, however on the time I used to be actually struggling.”
She went on to say that she’s been contacted by folks by direct messages on social media who’ve the identical signs as her and ask for recommendation on the place to go for remedy. “I reply to all of them,” she stated. “When they see how I acquired by it and am capable of work once more now, it makes them suppose, ‘She was fighting it however she’s working once more now. I can try this too.’ I wish to present them that, so it makes me work more durable.”
Minzy was requested about malicious feedback that she acquired too.
“The factor that damage me essentially the most was folks commenting, ‘She’s critically ugly, how might she be a singer?’” she stated. “I assumed that to be a singer, you needed to be good at singing. I used to be very damage after I noticed these issues at such a younger age. It made me suppose, ‘Am I actually that ugly?’” Solji empathized along with her as she stated, “I acquired these feedback quite a bit too.”
The hosts then introduced up how Jamie was within the information for the way in which she handles the sexual harassment she’s dealt with online.
“It was so extreme,” Jamie stated. She defined that she was extra shocked than indignant over the messages she acquired over social media, describing her shock over “somebody dwelling on the identical earth as me, with a mind similar to me, sending these issues.”
“One factor they’d do was ship pictures of me that they’d edited,” she stated. “Or they’d examine my physique to some sort of fruit. They placed on full-body latex and ship me a video of that, they usually even made moaning noises.”
She described how because the particular person hadn’t acquired the shocked response from her that they’d been anticipating, they saved making completely different IDs and sending her related issues. She then defined why she’d determined to report them. “It wasn’t that I used to be having a tough time over it,” she clarified. “I needed it to simply finish it after they’d despatched it to me; I didn’t need them to ship it to different folks.”
Next, Minzy talked about being the topic of hate and rumors after leaving 2NE1. “We had a very lengthy hiatus,” she stated. “To be sincere, we have been a bunch with solely two full albums.”
Host Kim Sook was shocked by this remark since 2NE1 is recognized for having so many hit songs. Sandara Park defined that this was as a result of lots of the b-sides on their albums had completed nicely.
“I used to be having a tough time due to the hiatus,” stated Minzy. “Personally, I used to be additionally depressed and really confused due to that. Then after I left the group, folks known as me a ‘traitor.’ The rumors and false studies unfold. Honestly, that was the toughest factor for me to deal with. I used to be 22 years outdated on the time. I feel I simply didn’t take a look at the media on-line for fairly some time, as a result of it was too exhausting for me to take care of.”
Minzy then stated that there was one thing she needed to say to Sandara Park. “When I watched Sandara, as a co-worker, I noticed what number of various things she does, how she takes on new challenges and grows,” stated Minzy, and Sandara Park started to cry nearly as quickly as her buddy started talking.
Minzy additionally started to get choked up as she stated, “I feel that gave me a number of energy once we have been going by a hiatus.” The present famous in a caption that 2NE1 skilled a three-year break.
Sandara Park’s fellow hosts shared that she doesn’t normally discuss different folks however she’d spoken quite a bit about her worries about Minzy’s look on the present that day, like a member of the family would.
“She was the mother in our group,” stated Minzy. “She was at all times caring for us and looking for us.”
Sandara Park tearfully stated, “I’m not the kind of one who exhibits affection, so it’s solely recently that I’ve expressed myself quite a bit. I do issues like sending hearts in messages. When we have been selling, I really feel like I wasn’t capable of deal with you, our youngest member, quite a bit. I felt very sorry. It will need to have been so exhausting for you at such a younger age. I remorse that.”
“Video Star” airs each Tuesday on MBC at 8:30 p.m. KST.