T-ara’s first solo concert in Seoul has been postponed indefinitely, Core Contents Media announced on August 1.

“T-ara members came and sincerely requested the concert get delayed,” Core Contents Media said.

T-ara reportedly told Kim Kwang Soo in a separate meeting that, “With the whole on-going controversy, we don’t think we’ll be able to show our bright and energetic side during the concert. And the fans won’t feel happy about it either.”

CCM said they will discuss internally and reschedule the concert to a later date before the end of the year. Earlier reports indicated that thousands of fans upset about Hwayoung’s departure requested ticket refunds to the concert, resulting in the arena possibly being half empty for the concert.

Netizens commented, “This is just getting uglier,” “T-ara needs to disband,” and “Who knew this would get so serious?”