K-pop fans have been shocked and concerned about the well-being of former AOA member and actress Mina, who has been sharing multiple posts on her personal Instagram account, revealing that she was “bullied” during her days the girl group.
According to allkpop.com, Mina stated in her post that one member of the girl group had continuously bullied and tormented her, which she later went on to name the member as Jimin.
Jimin reportedly then posted and subsquently deleted a short message which simply read “Fiction”, seemingly denying Mina's claims. Mina then proceeded to take to Instagram once more, to directly respond to the latter’s post.
Fans were alarmed when she posted an image of what looked to be self-inflicted scars on her left wrist.
The 26-year-old wrote in a lengthy caption in Korean, saying “Try saying it's fiction, you'll be punished by heaven. Don't be like that. There are witnesses and evidence. I'm sorry, but there's no need to hear from both sides because I did nothing wrong…. They say those who say hurtful words usually can't remember them. Please erase my memory too. Please, please. Then again, you could probably see my wrist and not feel any guilty, right? You'd probably curse in my face."
She added: "Fiction? To say it is would be fiction that's too scary… I just feel it's so unfair that I became ruined because of you, unni. I'm in pain, and I'm going through a hard time. What I want is for you to come in front of me and admit your wrongdoing and apologize sincerely. I think that would be enough. Unni, you bullied me, and you're living well. For me, opening my eyes every day is torture, but I have to feed my family. Please acknowledge it and apologize to me. I want to let go of the lump inside my heart too, okay?"
However, Mina’s latest Instagram post comes with updated information that Jimin has since apologized.
In an Instagram post today (Jul 4), Mina posted an apology to her fans for making them worry and causing discomfort to the public.
Here’s the entire post which has been translated from Korean into English:
"First, I apologize for causing such a commotion throughout the whole day and causing discomfort to many people. There have been many articles that must have been hard to keep reading. Some might not even have wanted to know about it. Many people came to see me at my house, worried. So I apologize to everyone for making you worried. There was a lot of gossip since these areactions a celebrity shouldn't have committed. So I'm just very sorry. A few hours ago, the members and even the manager came to my house to talk. At first, Jimin unnie came very angrily so I was baffled. I asked her is that a facial expression a person who came to apologize should have?
We had a bit of a struggle when Jimin unnie asked where the knife was and if she should just kill herself too. But we settled down and sat down to talk. She said she didn't remember and I continued to talk about all the bullying. Of course, I probably wasn't so clear-headed but she kept saying she doesn't remember. She claimed that she did such and such things but didn't do such and such things. Of course, I can't remember every single detail but I clearly articulated the things I can remember as we continued to talk.
Jimin unnie thought we resolved everything on the day of her father's funeral. But it was a funeral so I only went to comfort her. In her perspective, she probably thought things were good since I messaged her on that day and she said sorry without remembering her own actions. She could've thought that way. But how can eleven years of pain just go away in a day? On that day (of the funeral) we never talked about what I went through. How can we talk about such things at a place like that? Of course, I comforted her with all my earnestly. But I returned to my old self after. I was so broken so how can I return to normal in one day.
Either way, we continued to talk. After listening, Jimin unnie just continued to say 'I'm sorry.' She apologized and I've decided to accept her apology. She went back home and the members who stayed behind made me promise not to think of doing bad things. It ended with me promising to clear my head. I believe our fathers are both watching from heaven. I can't write lies so, I honestly wondered if Jimin unnie is able to feel even an ounce of guilt because of her facial expression at the beginning. Either way, she continued to keep saying she's sorry. Yes, I received an apology. I did hear it, but I don't know what to say. Honestly, I wasn't able to see her being ready to earnestly apologize to me. It might just be an inferiority complex or maybe I was just so angry with Jimin unnie. She could have been earnest so I can't just make my own conclusion.
Since this incident has come to light, I will now calm down and put efforts into becoming better while getting treatment. I'll make sure there isn't any more commotion. I'm very sorry.I will put effort into fixing myself from hereon. There are so many people who went through distress because of me.I'm really sorry, I'll admit it. I still won't able to write positively about Jimin unnie even in this post. Honestly, I can't remember her apology that she gave me at the end. I just remember being so angry that I just kept looking at the ceiling. I'm broken to the point of no recovery so I can't be fixed right away, but still I should put forth the effort. I've decided to. I won't mention anything about this incident any more or write about it. I won't just say things without filtering.I'm not good at writing so I don't remember what I wrote.But I apologize once again."
According to the same article in allkpop.com, before this post was made, Mina told her fans not to stay silent if they are being bullied as well and to always fight back.
"If there is anyone who is going through a difficult time because of someone else. Don't stay silent. Grab someone and talk to them. Sleeping pills? Don't ever take them because there will be no end. Don't live like me. Do everything you want to, express yourself, and say everything you want to say. Please live that way."