T-ara’s Worst Nightmare? Receives Silent Protest & Cheers for Hwayoung at First Live Performance

On September 8, T-ara made their first public appearance at the “K-Pop Eco Concert” in honor of the “2012 World Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources,” sharing the stage with BoA, SHINee, EXO-K, APink, and more. 

While T-ara appeared on mnet’sM!Countdown” and MBC’sMusic Core” on September 6 and 10 respectively, both performances were pre-recorded. Their live performance at Jeju Island was their first in front of fans since the controversy. 

When the girls came onstage, they were received with boos by the crowd. While T-ara put on their best, singing and dancing to their new title track “Sexy Love,” the audience retaliated by turning off their glow-sticks and remaining silent throughout their ten minute performance. As soon as their song ended, some cheered and shouted “Hwayoung,” the former T-ara member who was supposedly bullied by the group. 

Videos of T-ara’s performance at Jeju surfaced various online communities and have become the hottest trending topic of the weekend.

Check out one of the fancams from the concert below!