Regarding her decision to retire from the entertainment industry, former AOA member Jimin shares his heartfelt thoughts in his latest TV appearance.
Read on to find out more.
Former AOA member Jimin talks about coming out of retirement to appear on the show
Most recently, former member and leader of AOA Jimin appeared on September 20 on the JTBC entertainment show Second world.
This episode featured performances by artists after forming a band of two members. Jimin in particular has teamed up with former Wonder Girls member Yubin on their individual scene.
While they were both getting ready for the show, Jimin and Yubin went out to eat together and had a casual chat. As they ate, Yubin mentioned that Jimin had retired from the entertainment industry and eventually came back from retirement to join the show.
“I think you made an important decision to be on this show. Didn’t you say you wouldn’t be working in the entertainment industry again? ” Yubin Jimin asked.
In July 2020, Jimin announced her departure from AOA after member Mina accused the idol of being the perpetrator of bullying for more than ten years, leading to Mina’s withdrawal from the group in May 2019. The same month, Jimin retired from the industry entertaining and was out of the reach of the public for over two years.
Regarding her decision to come out of retirement, Jimin said, “I was still thinking. Should I really do this or not? “
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Jimin and Yubin
She then expressed her concerns when she chooses to work in the entertainment industry again as she realizes that many may be against it given that she was at the center of the bullying scandal.
“I was wondering if I could handle it. I will be able to hear good things, but I think I will hear a lot of bad things as well, ”said Jimin.
She added: “I was afraid to hurt a little too. I thought a lot about it and decided it, so I don’t think I will regret it [the decision]”.
Jimin and Yubin
Yubin Hopes Jimin Will Win in “Second World”
Hearing this, Yubin praised Jimin for his appearances on the show so far. She said, “I think you did a really great job at Second world“.
Jimin responds by saying, “Didn’t you tell me that first day of recording? [the show] too? These words were very comforting. “
Yubin added that she can see that Jimin really loves music very much and that it was a great decision for her to appear on the show.
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In an individual interview, Yubin even expressed hope that Jimin would win after what she went through. “I said I participated in this program without wanting to win, but this time I want to win for Jimin.”
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With a script by Robyn Joan