“Some netizens really crossed the line!” MAMAMOO’s Hwasa Opens Up About the Impact of Harsh Comments on Her Journey

MAMAMOO‘s Hwasa Opens Up About Struggles with Cyberbullying

During the recent episode of tvN’s “Dance Singer Travel Squad” that aired on June 8th, MAMAMOO member Hwasa shared her reflections on a challenging experience she faced due to malicious comments.

The episode featured a gathering of MC Hong Hyun Hee, Kim Wan Sun, Eom Jeong Hwa, Lee Hyori, BoA, and Hwasa before their departure to Yeosu and Gwangyang in Jeollanam-do, grabbing the attention of viewers.

The Travel Squad engaged in a discussion on the topic of “If you could perform for only one person?” This question stirred deep emotions within Lee Hyori, who tearfully confessed, “Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes.”

Hwasa, on the other hand, reminisced about her 15-year friendship with Wheein, a fellow member of MAMAMOO.

With a smile, Hwasa shared, “We became friends in middle school, and we understand each other so well that we don’t need to say ‘I love you’ or anything like that. We have only sung songs for each other once, back in middle school.”

Kim Wan Sun and BoA also joined the conversation, confessing that they had experienced a decline in self-esteem as a result of receiving criticism instead of compliments after their performances.

As members of the Travel Squad, who have always prepared their performances independently, they could relate to the sentiment expressed.

Hwasa further revealed, “I tend to feel a lot of anger. It applies to both my stage performances and when I create music. I have noticed that there is a stairway that leads me to a climax when I embrace that fierceness.”

She singled out her solo mini-album, ‘Maria,’ as a period when she fully embraced her fierceness. Hwasa shared her feelings, saying, “I always approach music with a genuine heart, living earnestly. However, people judged me solely based on my appearance. I felt a bit disillusioned during that time. Regardless of whether the outcomes were good or bad, I thought, ‘I just have to let it all out on stage.’ I couldn’t express myself fully with people, so the stage became my only outlet.”

Lee Hyori nodded in agreement and mentioned her hit song, ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,’ revealing, “I wrote the lyrics for that song when I was embracing my fiercest self. I don’t remember much about that period, but I was dealing with a lot of stress. I let it all out, even going as far as dressing up as an alien.”

The candid conversation on “Dance Singer Travel Squad” shed light on the personal struggles faced by Hwasa and other artists, highlighting the impact of cyberbullying and the importance of finding solace and strength through their artistry.

Please note that additional context and details have been added to enhance the clarity and coherence of the translation.



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