Goo Hara's story is one of the most tragic and rough in kpop history. And in light of the recent events, I'd like to share it.
It's pretty possible that most of you (ppl who weren't around for 2nd generation prime) dont know Goo Hara or her legendary group KARA. The group was among the top three girl groups nation wise, and number one in Japan.
But when KARA debuted it wasn't very popular, so when one member left, the company saw the opportunity to revamp the group and they added two new members. One of those was Goo Hara. She was introduced as main dancer and visual.
Hara's integration helped the group. Her innocent beauty in contrast to an effortless sex appeal caused men and women, children and adults, to fall in love with the idol, and this new fandom catapulted the group. Even though before debut she already had many fans, she already had antis too. A big portion of the original fandom rejected the integration of Hara. So from day one Hara had a strong individual fandom, but the group's fandom hated her.
Hara became the it girl of the moment, getting all the commercial contracts - this generated animosity from the fandom that questioned why she was the only one who was given the opportunities and why she did not participate in the commercial activities of the group. This did not weigh much on Hara at first, since she was somewhat accustomed to hate for no reason - in high school she was the victim of such extreme bullying that she had to change schools several times. She had the general public in her palms, so a portion of the fandom hating her was manageable.
But the love and support from the general public didn't last long, as netizens searched the internet to find something to destroy her and succeeded. They found Hara's teenage blog from before she was and idol, and in it they found photos of her in a hostel on her 17th birthday with her boyfriend at the time. They published them saying that Hara had had a romantic stay at the hostel and therefore she had sex while being a minor. And although the company denied it and Hara's friends said it had been a group trip, the netizens sought witnesses to support their accusations and thus began the gossip that Hara was promiscuous. This accusations gained notoriety when her relationship with Junhyun of B2ST became public. And so netizens invented her love affairs with many idols.
The situation reached a climax in Radio Star, when the MC asked KARA what topic they didn't want to talk about, to which Hara replied "dating." The three MCs started joking with Hara's promiscuity in a rather heavy way. And although it is well known that this type of image is harmful to an idol (mostly female idols) the MCs continued with the jokes. Hara tried to laugh it off but it was a comment from Kyuhyun that made her crack, being the gossip expert on the show, he said "if I said what I know, her career would be over." It was then that Hara threw him a bottle of juice playfully and then broke into tears. Hara was accused of being violent, unprofessional and disrespectful by netizens. And when one of the MCs came out in her defense and apologized for what they had done, the netizens said that "Hara's tantrums had forced him to apologize" and they hated her more.
Shortly after this, KARA disintegrated. But despite everything, Hara made a fortune as a commercial model. And there is nothing that netizens hate more than a successful, independent and wealthy woman. Especially if she achieves so despite public hate. And even more, if this successful, independent and wealthy woman is best friends with another successful, independent and wealthy woman (Sulli) that netizens also tried to destroy. And so, Goo Hara moved on with her life, even though the hate never stopped.
On September 4, 2018, Goo Hara (who is 1.64 and is so thin that she has been accused of being anorexic) was accused of beating her boyfriend. For the following week there were no signs of Hara, while the boyfriend appeared in the media several times a day giving interviews about it, and saying that she had gone crazy when he tried to end the relationship. He said he wasn't going to go public at first but when he got home he realized she had "disfigured" him and his face "is a big part of how he makes a living" (he's a hairdresser) so he decided to let everyone know the type of person she is. At some point the guy gave an interview in a hospital gown and connected to serum, despite having given interviews without these things several days before, and the hospital records shows he only had scratches. But despite being suspicious, the netizens did not need more, and cited what happened on radio star, her promiscuity and her friendship with Sulli as evidence of her violence and imbalance, and demanded jail time for Hara.
Time after that, Hara finally appeared on the media, which she had not done because she had been hospitalized due to the beating that the boyfriend (the alleged victim) gave her. Attack that damaged her internal organs to the degree of causing severe bleeding. Incidentally, there was damage to her intimate organs, so a rape is suspected, although it was never confirmed as such. And although Hara presented evidence and a witness, the netizens did not believe her, they said that she paid the witness and that, because she was promiscuous, her word had no worth. It was then that Dispatch revealed that the boyfriend had offered them the premise of the matter, then screenshots of the guy blackmailing Hara with an intimate video that he filmed against her will came to light. Just then the netizens decided to listen to her. The witness (Hara's roomie) came out to give her version of the facts: the guy had entered without permission with the access code and had woken Hara by kicking the bed. The witness and the messages proved that Hara had broke up with him and he wanted to blackmail her with the intimate video and threatened to end her career, Hara tried to take the video, and the guy beat her up. After that, he destroyed averything and anything he could find at the apartment, while Hara begged him not to publish the video. In the week that Hara was hospitalized the guy sent her threats and fragments of the video as blackmail.
For a while Hara had the empathy of the netizens, but the case was never resolved judicially, and the public eventually forgot what happened and attacked Hara again. This year Hara uploaded a photo to her social media for the first time, thanking the support she received in those difficult moments. And the netizens accused her of attention seeking, they said that if she was really hurt she shouldn't be on social media after what happened, and accused her of being unaware of the damage she caused her ex - who could no longer show his face in public. Soon she went to Japan to fulfill previous contracts and they accused her of fleeing, of indifference and said that what had happened hadn't been so serious if she was already working and she had made a big drama for nothing. Meanwhile the ex is active in social media and opened a new beauty salon, which was very successful. And as if that were not enough, the ex-boyfriend, Junghyun (B2ST) ended up entangled in the Seungri/Rising Sun scandal. And although it has been said that he was not an active participant beyond commenting on the videos that JJY sent, the netizens insisted that there were videos and intimate photos of Hara in the infamous chats.
After this, Hara uploaded a picture and netizens accused her of getting plastic surgery. Hara said that she had eyelid surgery for medical reasons and asked people to stop attacking her, but the netizens ignored and attacked her for the surgery.
May 25th 2019, Hara was found unconscious in her apartment. It was said it had been a suicide attempt. This incident, unlike others in the world of kpop, did not have a wave of positive and empathetic comments wishing her recovery, but the comments were insults, offenses and ridicule towards Hara. They even reproached her for her lack of success in committing suicide, accused her of faking it, said that the news were false to get attention and attacked her more than ever.
Soon after that Hara los her best friend.
This news were devastating but they were not a surprise, at least to me. I made a post about Sulli's passing asking people to support Hara, because I knew that she would be next. She had already tried. And she got hate for not succeeding.
A lot of the kpop fandom now wasn't around for most of the second generation mess. We had idols poisoned, attacked, and destroyed by netizens. There still are many idols victims of slave contracts and abuse but back then you saw the proof of those things regularly. With idols passing out and stuff.
Korea, specifically its treatment of celebrities is crap. Its inhuman. As international fans we should spread love for idols. And ask the companies to care for them, we should watch for their best interests as humans. What Hyuna and Edawn are doing, going on variety shows and doing photoshoots together as a couple is huge. What Mamamoo has been doing is huge. What Holland is doing is huge. Please support the idols who are actively fighting to change Koreas celebrity culture. ITS IMPORTANT.
And its important to know the stories of idols like Hara, Hangeng, T-ARA... because this idols were victims and where given nothing but hate. Hate that ended their careers or in Hara and Sulli's case, their lives. Hate kills. Haters kill. Not allowing people to live a plenty life, kills. Not allowing people to make mistakes, kills. I hope you read Hara's story and pay attention to female idols with a bad reputation, they're vulnerable in so many ways. And I hope that, in the future, when an idol survives a suicide attempt y'all wont ignore it like you did Hara.
REST IN PEACE🙏💔💔🙏
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First and Last
A late addition to @jtargaryen18‘s 4K challenge. Congrats, Snow Queen! You deserve it!!!
Pairing: Dark!Bucky Barnes x Reader, Alpha!Bucky Barnes x Omega!Reader
Summary: Masquerading as Beta was an easy choice. Too bad Bucky Barnes had other plans for you.
Word Count: 3,500
Warnings: Rape/Non-Con (do NOT read if this upsets you!), possessive behavior, forced bond.
This is not beta-read, so any and all mistakes are my own!
"Captain Rogers? You wanted to see me, sir?" you asked as you walked into his office, pausing when he closed a file on his desk.
"Steve," he replied kindly, gesturing to the chair at the front of his desk. "Please, take a seat."
You walked over and quietly sat down, wondering why you had been called in.
"Relax. You're not in any kind of trouble," he assured you, smiling a bit when you looked more comfortable. "I actually wanted to tell you that you've been doing an excellent job."
"Oh. Thank you, Cap- Steve," you said, trying not to preen under the praise. It wasn't something most betas would do.
As far as everyone knew, that's what you were...a beta. A strong, capable force to be reckoned with. Someone still respectful to Alphas, but not one to be coddled or treated differently because biology dictated it. That wasn't what you wanted. You wanted to be treated as an equal.
Society had come far, but not far enough. When you presented as an omega, you were treated as fragile and expected to find an alpha to serve. And some certainly tried to push their way in. So you took defense classes. You were smart. You studied. You weren't going to limit yourself just because some people were still stuck in the old mindset.
It wasn't easy having everything changed to state that you were a beta, but it got you where you were. Fellow agents and everyone else alike treated you fairly because of how hard you worked. The scent blockers and suppressants helped you maintain the masquerade. Only your medical file told the truth and no one had access to that. If they knew the truth...it would all be undone.
"And I see you're taking some time off for yourself, which is good."
"Just a short leave," you brushed off. You still had to have heats and you were thankful they weren't that often. You were also meticulous in your scheduling. The risk of an alpha catching an unmated omega in heat was too much to leave to chance. Especially if a bond was forced on you.
"That's actually what I wanted to talk to you about," he began, leaning back in his chair. "It's not my place to ask what you plan to do on your own time, but I just want to make sure you feel comfortable and safe here. Things have been...tense and a few have noticed."
"You mean with Sergeant Barnes?" you questioned.
"Yes," he nodded sadly.
"It's nothing, sir. It's...silly."
The Captain's look was almost one of disapproval. "It's enough to make you look uncomfortable, so I'd like to hear what you have to say."
"I don't think Sergeant Barnes likes me very much," you blurted out, lowering your eyes. It sounded so childish. What was wrong with you today?
A small chuckle brought your gaze back up. "Just out of curiosity, why would you think he doesn't like you?"
How were you supposed to answer that? Truthfully, it was difficult to be around Bucky. You were drawn to him. You had been since the two of you met. He was a strong Alpha and it broke your heart what he had been through. It seemed like he felt a spark until he was told that you were a beta. You distanced yourself almost immediately and it was for the best. You weren't ready to be bonded or to reveal to anyone what you were.
Still, you didn't want things to be tense since you had to work together. You tried to get him to talk to you, but he barely said a word. Switching tactics, you did your best to be silent around him. That seemed to upset him more. The glares and subtle growls were unnerving, but you kept your cool. Just like you trained yourself to do.
"I just don't think he does."
"It's tough for Bucky to get close to some after everything."
"And we'll...after the last mission…" you trailed off.
"What the hell were you thinking?!" Bucky snapped once two of you were out of sight.
"I wasn't?" it came out more of a question than an answer. "I did what I had to and the bullet didn't even hit me."
"That was meant for me and you could've been killed," he said in a low voice.
"I know it was...but you've been hurt enough," you countered, shrugging off your jacket and tossing it away.
Your words stunned him as he caught the garment in mid-air. The astonished look stayed for a second longer before he scowled. "Don't do something so careless again. Do you understand me?"
"Is this how you thank other agents who save your life?" you muttered as you tried to walk past, stopping when the metal hand gripped your arm.
Bucky's eyes were cold when he leaned down. Your entire body went stiff, fearing that he would try to scent you. No. Your blockers were strong. No way could he pick up anything. Relief didn't fill you though when his lips touched your ear. "That's. An. Order."
Your head tilted slightly in response to his tone, quickly stopping it from moving more. You weren't sure if he meant to slip into his alpha voice and it was hard to control your reaction. Thankfully, you bit back the whine that bubbled in your throat. "Yes, sir."
You couldn't help but shiver as he released you and walked away.
"Bucky was more angry at himself than at you," Steve's voice brought you back to the present. "That being said, he has been more moody than usual and I just wanted to make sure this leave didn't have anything to do with that.”
"I appreciate the concern, but I had this leave planned. I feel safe here."
Relief went through you when Steve nodded. "I won't keep you then. Just enjoy the time off and we'll touch base after."
"Thank you, Steve. I will," you smiled as you stood up to go, feeling a bit lightheaded.
"Is everything alright?"
"Just fine. Stood up too fast. I really need that break," you teased as you went toward the door.
"Oh, one more thing?" he called out before you left. "Bucky does like you. Just remember that."
You nodded in thanks as you shut the door. That was...strange the way he said that. You didn't dwell on it. You just needed to grab your bag and go.
You were about to head to your floor when you caught Bucky's scent close by. The alpha turned the corner, his eyes meeting yours immediately. In a Henley and jeans, he still carried himself with raw power. You nearly purred when he walked toward you and...God, you needed to keep it together.
"Sergeant Barnes," you exhaled before you cleared your throat.
"I thought you were on leave," he grumbled as he regarded you.
"I'm about to head out."
"Not without your jacket. I still have it," he told you.
"Oh," you said, realizing you never got it back after the mission. "Yeah, I can get it right now."
He wordlessly led you to the elevator, not looking at you as you both stepped in. Your head spun as he stayed close. He may have been called the Winter Soldier, but his scent was like a warm campfire. His scent was always enticing to you. Combined with the leather he wore, it made your knees feel weak.
You nearly stumbled out when the doors opened. "Just eager to go."
Bucky narrowed his eyes as he walked past you. Shame filled you as you followed. You didn't want him upset with you. You didn't...Something was off. You needed to get your jacket and head out fast.
"I can wait out here," you offered when he opened his door. When he didn't respond, you took a few cautious steps inside and allowed him to follow.
His scent was even stronger as he shut the door. And it felt so warm. You hadn't expected it to be.
"Wait right here," he ordered, pointing at the couch as he went to his bedroom.
You immediately went to take a seat, like he had given you a command. Your heart was beating a bit faster. You were starting to get nervous. Maybe being in close proximity to Bucky was getting to you. Just another sign that you needed to go.
Bucky emerged a moment later with your jacket, making you stand. Your legs actually wobbled.
"Thank you. I really appreciate it," you recovered with a smile as you reached for it.
"One thing first," he said, pulling it away before you could take it.
"Um...sure," you said as you lowered your hand.
"Did you know that scent blockers don't always stop scents from transferring to fabrics?"
Bucky stared into your eyes as he brought the garment up, pointing at a spot on the collar. "Most people wouldn't notice, but then again...I'm not a regular alpha."
"Sergeant…" you tried as you moved away from the couch.
"Hydra did a lot of things to me...and my senses are exceptionally heightened," he explained, dropping the jacket to the floor. "I knew your scent was off the moment we met."
You glanced around the room for something to defend yourself. It was only then did you notice the water and snacks nearby...things you always stocked up for yourself when you were in heat.
"It didn't make sense to me because everyone said you were a beta, but you didn't smell like one. And no matter how hard you tried...you didn't act like one either."
"Bucky, I need to go," you said, proud that your voice didn't waver when you used his name.
"You were too...sweet around me. Even when you didn't speak to me, you looked my way for approval," he continued as he slowly stalked you.
"You don't know what you're talking about," you whispered. It was too hot in the room. His scent was too strong. "I'm not-"
"Don't lie to me," he snapped, making you flinch. "When I caught your scent on your jacket, I knew that you were hiding from me...Omega."
You threw the punch the moment the word left his mouth, but he easily dodged it. In fact, he looked amused that you tried.
"I found your medical records," he stated as he dodged another punch, like you didn't speak. "And your suppressants."
"No," you whispered, your breathing heavier as you tried to kick. Your motions were sluggish. Careless. It wasn't right. "I've been taking them...every day."
"You've been taking the pills in your bottle," he agreed. "The ones I put there."
You wanted to scream that he was wrong, but it made sense now. The room wasn't hot. You were. The dizziness. The slow, weak movements. And the fact that you were starting to feel slick...
"You had no right!" you yelled as you backed into the door.
"You had no right," he said quietly as he caged you in, which was somehow more threatening than him yelling back. "Denying your need...denying your nature...denying ME."
You felt like you were suffocating when Bucky's mouth descended on yours. It was pathetic how easily his tongue slid past your lips. Your whimper was consumed as he took over, just a small taste of what was to come. Each sweep of his tongue made it harder to fight. You hated feeling weak.
"Let me go," you snarled when he pulled his lips away, but the sound was kittenish and small.
"You lied to me," he snarled back as he tore your clothes to pieces. "You lied to yourself."
"Stop," you gasped when his hands roamed your heated skin, his eyes full of hunger as he took in the sight of you.
"Do you know how many mornings I woke up hard thinking of you? Do you know how empty I felt each time I came because it wasn't inside you?"
"You can't. We can't," you begged. You weren't ready for this.
"How many agents I almost killed just for looking at you?" he continued as he kicked your legs apart, pressing his closed hardness against you. He was huge. He would tear you apart.
"Stop," you begged again when he ground his hips, your slick dampening his jeans.
"You belong to me. I belong to you," he swore, a frenzied look in his eyes. "You knew. You know."
You had denied your alpha. Your mate. It wasn't to hurt him. You just wanted to live your own life. Couldn't he understand that?
"Bucky, it's...not too late," you panted when his hand moved between your bodies. You were already so wet. "We can...talk. After...my heat. I promise."
"You're not denying me again, omega," he rumbled when his first finger breached you. "Fuck, doll. You're tight for me."
You gasped when another finger pushed in. You didn't want it to be like this. It wasn't right. It wasn't fair. You couldn't even push him away. Your body was out of your control.
The digits curled inside you, the lewd, squelching sound a reminder that your body was surrendering to him. "Alpha."
The growl he let out was feral as he quickly pulled his fingers out and yanked your shaking form from the door. You didn't even make it to the bedroom. He just put you on your knees right there.
“Spread those legs for me, doll. Present for your alpha."
"Bucky, please," you pleaded.
"Present," he growled.
You trembled as you pressed your chest down, your ass in the air as you parted your legs. You didn't have to touch yourself to know you were drenched. And from the moan of satisfaction behind you, he was no doubt taking in the sight of your twitching hole.
"Such a pretty pussy for me to ruin...and we have your whole heat to make up for how long I had to wait," he said darkly as he undressed.
Your breaths came in quick pants as his body was suddenly draped over yours. As terrified as you were, your heat was beginning to drive your rational thoughts from your mind. His scent was intoxicating and you felt so empty. You wanted to be fucked, bred and claimed. You didn't dare to say that out loud. You couldn't.
"I thought Hydra took everything from me...but they couldn't take you. And I've waited too long for you."
Strong hands gripped your thighs to keep them apart, keeping you from moving when you felt his thick head slide along your soaked folds. "Bucky, please! I've never done this!"
You felt him freeze as the words rang out in the room. "You haven't?"
Tears welled up in your eyes as you pressed your cheek against the carpet. You hadn't meant to confess that, but your mind was fighting control of your body. "No one. I...I use toys. Bucky, please."
You couldn't tell at this point if you were begging to stop or for him to take you. Your body was at war with the rest of you. You wanted him...but you didn't want to lose yourself. If he took you, there would be no going back.
"You really were made for me."
You were certain anyone nearby would have heard you scream when he lined himself up and thrust deep. He felt enormous...so long and thick. You contracted around him, your body accommodating to his size. You wondered if you should scream again, but you knew no one was coming to save you. You couldn't even save yourself.
"Fuck, my perfect omega. Mine."
Your teeth sank into your lower lip to keep as quiet as you could, but it didn't stop you from crying out when he moved. The overwhelming pressure and fullness reminded you that this was real...Every inch of his cock split you open, carving out a place inside you that now belonged to him. Maybe it always had. You were certain you'd never feel empty again.
Your breath caught in your throat when he rolled his hips. You couldn't trick your body into being something else and this claim proved it. Everything you worked for was being fucked out of you. Every moan that slipped out spurred him on. You could never deny what he brought out of you.
"You smell so sweet. Can't wait to taste you...fuck you with my tongue until you scream that you're mine. Or maybe I won't let you come until you really beg...show me that you're sorry from hiding it from me."
"Fuck, omega. That's it. Scream for me. Keep grinding that tight pussy down on my cock. Take me."
The brutal slaps of skin-on-skin taunted you, feeling him stroke a fire within you. He hit parts of you that your toys never seemed to reach. Tears fell from the overwhelming desire he produced. And for the part of you forever changed. Pieces of yourself were breaking and he filled the cracks with himself. Even if he let you go, he would forever be a part of you.
"You're mine, doll. You hear me?" he grunted in your ear.
"Yes, I'm yours."
"Bucky!" you shouted, spots starting to fill your vision the further he brought you the edge.
"You're gonna give me a family. Just like I always wanted. Fuck."
"Family?" you whined. He couldn't mean that. He couldn't get you pregnant.
"I'm gonna fill you up, doll. You're gonna take my knot so well."
"N-No," you moaned as you gripped the carpet.
"Still fighting," he groaned, making you cry out when he snapped his hips harder. "My beautiful, sweet omega, I'm gonna come until it's dripping out of you. Until you can taste me. And after I knock you up, I'm gonna do it all over again."
You wailed as you tried to fight off the pleasure building at his words. A fresh wave of slick was produced as the thought of being round and filled with him popped into your mind. Right now, you wanted it. You wanted all of it.
"Are you mine?"
"Yes," you moaned.
"Then come on your alpha's cock like a good omega," he demanded, his Alpha command undeniable.
You came with the force of a supernova, the explosion of pleasure racking your body. You were shocked the carpet didn't tear from your grip. You tried to hide your face as you moaned, but a hand to your head kept you still as he kept his punishing pace.
"Doll...Fuck," he snarled as he rode out your orgasm.
A part of you that was always denied finally felt sated. Your combined scents only made the ecstasy stronger. It continued until you heard him groan deep in warning. That made your breath catch, combined with feeling him swell. "Bucky, I can't!" you pleaded. You couldn't take it.
"You can...you were made for me."
You cried out as his knot pushed inside you, the sound mixing with his ferocious growl. The burn made your cry fade into a hiss before it triggered another orgasm. You felt like you were floating as your bodies locked together. Feeling him come, the heavy stream blending a fresh wave of slick, made your eyes roll back. It was hot, thick and you knew it wouldn't be the last time you felt it.
"One more thing, doll."
You were clenching around him, more waves of pleasure washing over you, before you felt his teeth graze your neck. "B...Bucky?" you were barely able to speak.
"Never letting you go, doll," he promised, his voice dark and low against your skin. "Ever."
Your scream died in your throat when he sank his teeth in. You felt the mating bond snap into place, like strings had been tied around your mind, body, heart and soul. It didn't matter if you took another suppressant. Scent blockers wouldn't do a thing. Your life was no longer your own. You were his now.
"No one else is going to have you," he whispered as your eyes drifted shut. "I'm your first and last...Alpha and Omega."
Steve glanced at his phone when it rang, a warm smile on his face as he answered. "Hey, Buck."
"Hey, punk. Just checking in."
"How did it go?" Steve asked.
"We bonded. It's...going to be a bit of a fight once the heat is over."
"I know...you have a stubborn omega on your hands, but strong. You finally have your mate," he smiled.
"I do," Bucky said fondly. "Thanks for your help."
"Thank Bruce. He was able to match up the placebos to look like the suppressants."
"...What if my sweet omega is a runner?"
"Your mate isn't getting away...Ever," the Captain promised as he reopened your file, the word OMEGA right at the top. "We'll make sure of that."
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