The CEO, Kim Kwang Soo, mentioned "in deference to the complaints by T-ara staffs (19 people includes 5 stylists, 7 hair & make up artiest, 5 on site managers, and 2 team managers), Hwayoung's contract as a member of T-ara will be voided effective immediately with no conditions." He also denied that this has nothing to do with the recent controversy with the bullying reports that erupted from T-ara members' tweets. "Although the staff of CCM still want to stay with Hwayoung, we apologize that we could not forsake the arguments of the staffs, he said. Before this announcement is made, there is a rumor that Hwayoung is bullied by other T-ara members, so the company said that they will have an important announcement to make. I'm actually glad that she leaves T-ara. I think she deserve a better life!