Although I’m more towards consistent groups like SNSD or 2NE1 who actually tries to keep their members together, I would have been perfectly fine with After School’s graduating system…that is, if all members get the same number of lines, which they don’t. (cry out for E-young and probably the soon-to-join Gaeun. It was nice because Pledis actually let their members graduate, which means there is still a chance that the newer members get to have a chance to shine.
But not so much with T-ara.
T-ara’s concepts have been a big hit, with I Go Crazy Because of You, Bo Peep Bo Peep, Cry Cry, Roly Poly, as well as Lovey Dovey. However, the concepts suit the adult group as it is. Adding a fourteen-year-old girl within them just won’t do. Not only will the group’s future songs be a little tangled with whether to be cute and full of aegyo or be mature and sexy, but T-ara’s activities will be a lot more limited because well, artists too young of age aren’t always permitted on various programs. (GP-Basic anyone?)
Also, how in the world is the girl going to fit in with such a big age gap between the members? Boram is 26, while the new Danee is 14. How do you even maintain a relationship like that? I know the age gap between Victoria and Krystal is also quite big, but at least they’ve been through a lot together as trainees, and friendship develops from that. On the other hand, while the other older members have done so much and achieved so much, there is a random 14-year old girl that popped out of nowhere to share their achievement. I’m not saying it’s unfair even I think it kind of is, but there will just be something lacking between them, and Danee might have a hard time being accepted by the unnies.
All in all, I am completely against what CCM has decided to put T-ara into. They have finally climbed to the top of KPOP, and now they have to start over again. All I am hoping right now is that the CEO isn’t dumb enough to take members out, because I swear I will be throwing diadems at his company building, just saying.
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