On August 20th, it was revealed that the owner of T-ara’s fancafe, Citrine, has allegedly took approximately ten million won (~$10,000) from the fans’ donation pool, and is now impossible to contact. Due to this sudden disappearance, 30,000 angry, disappointed, and surprised fans of T-ara are now without a fancafe.
Currently, when Citrine’s site is visited, it shows the following comment, “Registration is currently closed from 2010.08.17 – 2010.10.31.”
T-ara fans have been collecting money for about a year, and it totaled a staggering ten million won when it was allegedly stolen. What’s more surprising is that the owner of the fancafe was revealed to be a high school student.
Some of the angry fans have started criticizing T-ara’s agency, Core Contents Media, for not participating in the fancafe’s management.
Netizens have given their opinions, commenting things such as, “I think this is a good opportunity for T-ara’s agency to officially make a fancafe themselves,” “What are the fans going to do without a fancafe?,” “That high school student sure is brave,” and, “Wouldn’t this affect T-ara’s upcoming comeback?”