On August 9, Kim Kwang Soo, the CEO of Core Contents Media , recently celebrated his birthday not with T-ara, by with his newest girl group Gangkiz. Following the party, he shared a photo from his party on his Twitter, which soon went spread like wildfire among various online communities.

Many noticed that T-ara was nowhere to be seen in the photo. One netizen posted, “Is T-ara taking time off to self-reflect? I don’t see them in the photo. Is he moving on to Gangkiz now?” Another commented, “It’s his first birthday since Hwayoung left T-ara yet he’s celebrating with Gangkiz…” Some netizens also stated that it wasn’t the right time for him to be holding parties, especially following the recent T-ara controversies. Others countered, “Even if there was controversy with T-ara, is it so wrong for a man to celebrate his own birthday?”