Now former AOA member Jimin’s past alleged bullying and actions towards other members and Mina are resurfacing online and gaining much attention from netizens and fans. After former member Mina revealed how she suffered mentally from Jimin’s wrongdoings through a series of posts on Instagram, FNC Entertainment ultimately posted an official announcement that Jimin had withdrawn from the group and the industry.
Regardless of Jimin’s departure from the group, countless accounts of Jimin’s alleged bullying towards Mina and the other members are continuously popping up online. From allegedly bullying former member Choa to Jimin stealing Mina’s present received from a fan, the exposure doesn’t seem to end.
One AOA fan posted on an online community board revealing how their favorite member of the group was Mina and how sorry they were to her now that everything had been allegedly revealed about Jimin.
The fans shared a series of photos revealing messages received by the members after attending fan meetings.
“Thanks for the headband!”-Mina
I don’t know how else to prove it but I’ve been a fan of AOA since “Mini Skirt” and my favorite member was Mina. When I heard of Mina’s withdrawal from the group, I thought it was because she wanted to pursue acting so although I was sad I continued to support her. Sometimes I would bring gifts for Mina and I would see Jimin wearing the gift I gave to Mina. I would ask Jimin, why are you wearing the gift I bought for Mina?
“Sorry…I won’t steal Mina’s gift hahah”– Jimin
Although the fan shouldn’t feel bad, they still felt that maybe saying something to Jimin might have affected how Jimin would treat Mina.
Looking back now, I feel bad for saying that to Jimin because after reading about everything that happened, I felt that maybe the backlash might have gone to Mina, making her situation even harder. I know I shouldn’t feel guilty though because I didn’t know about what was going on with them but as a fan I still feel bad.
Netizens who saw the post wrote messages of support to the fan letting them know that they don’t have anything to be sorry for. If anything, it was probably because of true fans like this that Mina was able to stay strong all these years.
On July 3, Mina first uploaded a series of posts, revealing an AOA member bullied her to the point of extreme thoughts. Jimin responded to such allegations, but then Mina continued to share posts detailing what happened to her. She even revealed how her agency at the time, FNC Entertainment, did not take any corrective action. Early on the morning of July 4, she posted her final update on the situation, revealing Jimin apologized to her.