The truth about AOA Choa's disappearance and dating
AOA's Choa has been the center of controversy in recent weeks. You know, the female idol was suspected of going into hiding without any consultation with her agency because she hasn't participated in any activities of AOA since March. On May 16, she posted a long piece of writing on the Internet and said "I didn't go into hiding without any consultation with my agency. I've already talked about my break with the president of my agency when I filmed a music video of Excuse Me in December 2016, so please don't get me wrong".
So, here's the truth about Choa's disappearance and dating.
Choa has been very busy since her debut in 2012. She couldn't sleep well, and she had to manage a series of tight schedules. Of course, all the idols go through similar hardships, but it was so hard for Choa to endure it. (Choa is one of the hardest workers among k-pop idols)
In this situation, what made it harder for Choa to endure was that AOA couldn't have much success. AOA's popularity grew very sharply with "Miniskirt," "Short Hair," "Like a Cat," and "Heart Attack" in four consecutive hits, but the girl group's comeback in January 2017 was a failure. Both of the girl group's double title tracks, "Excuse me" and "Bing Bing" ranked very low on Korean online music charts, while it seemed like many of music fans were not interested in the songs at all. Actually, even though AOA has already become one of the most popular k-pop girl groups, the members couldn't make much money yet. Yeah, it's true Seolhyun appeared in a variety of commercial films, but her appearance fee is not very high, while she should share it with FNC Entertainment and the other 6 members.
Choa went into hiding to take some rest and escape from reality. And Lee Sukjin, her boyfriend was by her side. Lee Sukjin is the CEO of Najin Industry and he is 5 years older than Choa. He is very rich, and he gave much support and comfort to Choa as a big fan of AOA and her boyfriend when she was having a hard time. Actually, Choa even thought of quitting her job, but she could come back thanks to her boyfriend. When Choa disappeared, Lee Sukjin persuaded her to change her mind.
So, FNC lied about 3 things. First, FNC said there was nothing wrong with Choa, but it's true she disappeared and she even thought of quitting her job. Second, when it was reported that Choa is dating her boyfriend, FNC said "We will make an official announcement after asking Choa about it", but FNC already knew she's dating Lee Sukjin and what FNC did after the news was reported was discuss whether the agency and Choa should admit she's dating. Third, FNC denied Choa's romantic relationship with the 32-year-old divorcee because the agency thought it could have bad effects on her.
Anyway, I wish Choa happiness. And I hope the competent female singer will show her outstanding live performance soon again.
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