Former AOA member Mina first uploaded a series of posts revealing her experience as a bullying victim of an AOA member on July 3.
Mina mentioned that this member bullied her to the point of extreme thoughts so fans were concerned about her.
There wasn’t a name in the first post, but when Jimin responded to Mina’s allegations and Mina finally named her, fans were shocked. They demanded that AOA’s agency, FNC Entertainment, do its best to handle the bullying controversy.
Afterwards, Mina posted her final update on the situation, saying that Jimin “apologized” to her. Jimin soon posted her official public apology on her official Instagram account.
Even yesterday, I cried and begged and cried again. Nevertheless, I am very sorry to Mina, as her feelings about me won’t be easily resolved.
– a part of Jimin’s public apology on Instagram
And Mina couldn’t help but post her reaction to Jimin’s apology as well — her posted apology is now deleted from her Instagram account.
I’ll never forget that glare when you came in. I’ll repay you with the same thing when I die. All the eyes and ears that were in my house are the same as you.
– a part of Mina’s reply to Jimin’s public apology
Fans worldwide are disappointed in the rest of AOA members for allegedly “enabling” Jimin’s bullying actions towards Mina, especially after reading her choice of words in the line: “All the eyes and ears that were in my house are the same as you”.
❗❗Please remember that none of them did anything to help Mina. and Jimin basically admitted that they r all the same(bullies) in her Ig apology.
AOA members on their way to apologize to Mina after 10 yrs only because they got exposed: pic.twitter.com/O6OYscjQVo
— KERMIT'S FOOD (@jojopuffs_) July 4, 2020
Fans believe that even though they weren’t the bullies themselves, they were “enablers”.
The other AOA members, man idk. Though they weren’t direct perpetrators, they were enablers. They were silent while Mina was getting bullied, they knew what was going on but they still renewed their contracts with AOA. Now, they’re siding with Jimin? Istg I love Seolhyun but… pic.twitter.com/AuGIyR4Lyl
— papii Off (@dothatthangjay) July 4, 2020
i feel disappointed to seolhyun and hyejeong and all the members that in mina's house yesterday, based on mina's post no one stood up for her and if this true uhmm..goosebumps and disgusting, yow! jimin(aoa) wake up!!! u disgusting bitch
— seulrene, smngg 1billionviews (@leileeeeeei) July 4, 2020
for those who doesn’t know yet, mina has said that the other members were just the same as jimin. let’s be honest, after ten years they should have know about that but they didn’t say anything and that’s even worse.
— jissie (@0809_petals) July 6, 2020
[+428, -3] AOA members, you better read this. You may think that your careers were ended because of Mina but don’t you dare blame this on her. You guys buried your own futures because of your selfishness, not because of Mina.
— 🖤💖 (@babylone97) July 5, 2020
fuck aoa besides mina and choa because the fact they wanna go to her house to try to "comfort" mina when they shouldve done that shit 10 FUCKING YEARS AGO. i have no remorse or forgiveness for the other members even if they act like they cared because it's wrong all the way. pic.twitter.com/3l00o15cdG
— °ʲⁱⁿⁿⁱᵉ°👽🍳 (@jinniebevibin) July 4, 2020
so you’re telling me aoa members sided with jimin?? they’re just as horrible as jimin like they enabled jimin on bllying mina for 10 years.
a decade of allowing mina to suffer. this is so fcked up and i hope jimin and other aoa members will face the consequences of these!
— ann & (@artsyseuIgi) July 4, 2020
Because of this, online arguments between fans have been triggered.
1. Do NOT call me a bitch.
2. Mina herself that AOA members & managers sided w jimin
There’s no way in hell they didn’t notice jimin bullying Mina in 10 years of being together.
If you support bullying esp to this extent, block me. https://t.co/rpHOShKgL6
— k-idols in gay 🏳️🌈 (@kidls_gp) July 4, 2020
Some fans, on the other hand, still find it hard to believe that the rest of AOA members could do something as allegedly enable Jimin’s bullying.
I don't know you guys but it's really hard for me to just despise/hate aoa, i know it's foolish but i support mina and all members except that girl, it's just hard for me to drop everything, i grew up listening to them, I still have so many unanswered questions too…
— seolsa (@aoaluvme) July 5, 2020
At the end of the day, fans just want Mina to receive a sincere apology from everyone who has wronged her.
jimin leaving the group won't solve the problem. mina deserves a sincere apology not just from this girl but from the company, staff and other members
— Paula (@syjungies) July 4, 2020
FNC Entertainment is currently under fire for the “poor way” they handled Jimin’s bullying issue. In conclusion to the bullying issue, Jimin has now withdrawn from the group, as of this writing. She has also left the industry.