MINZY Recalls Being Called "Traitor" For Leaving 2NE1

Karen Jane Ng

Posted at July 08, 2020

Minzy was a guest on Sandara Park's talk show Video Star and it was an emotional reunion for the 2NE1 members.

During her guest appearance, Minzy talked about the criticism she received back in 2016 when she decided to leave the K-Pop group which also featured Park Bom and CL. "We had a really long hiatus... I was having a hard time because of the hiatus. Personally, I was also depressed and very stressed because of that," she recalled.

"Then after I left the group, people called me a traitor. The rumors and false reports spread. Honestly, that was the hardest thing for me to handle. I was 22 years old at the time. I think I just didn’t look at the media online for quite a while, because it was too hard for me to deal with." The confession brought Dara to tears.

Minzy then took the opportunity to share how Dara inspired her. "When I watched Sandara, as a co-worker, I saw how many different things she does, how she takes on new challenges and grows," she said. "I think that gave me a lot of strength when we were going through a hiatus. She was the mom in our group."

Still, Dara apologized to Minzy for not being able to show much affection to her when she needed it. "I feel like I wasn’t able to take care of you, our youngest member, a lot. I felt very sorry. It must have been so hard for you at such a young age. I regret that."

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