Although feeling tired by Mina’s negative actions, netizens still sympathize with her because of the mental issues she is going through.
Mina shared, “The bullying wasn’t like Jimin is the predator and I’m the prey. It was simply a unilateral attack from her side. At that time, I thought everyone must have been like this at the beginning, this is just some trainees’ hobby of bullying others. I dreamed of becoming a celebrity back then but ended up falling into despair. I kept quiet because I thought things would get better one day. But then I started having thoughts like: ‘Why does she only bully me?'”.
For 10 years, it was a painful time for Mina because of being bullied by Jimin. She sobbed as she recalled the harsh insults that she used to face, causing the show editors to cover them up with the *beep* sound. In addition to being verbally abused, she used to be punched in the face. “I used to be beaten just because I stood in the front. The other members even told me, ‘You must be suffering a lot. Why does Jimin hate you this much,'” Mina recounted the dark time.
After many denunciations, Mina said she would ignore everything and choose to forgive all of Jimin‘s sins. The female idol asserted, “I forgive her because in my dream I received an apology. From now on, I will live for myself.”
Used to be a victim of bullying for 10 years, supported and defended by the public, her scandal of being a mistress has made netizens turn their back on her. Mina had committed suicide 4 times before, locked social networks and then reappeared, causing netizens to fear that she was suffering from a serious mental illness. Although the story between AOA and Mina has been dragged back and forth from time to time, the female idol is still understood by many people because they think that people who have been bullied for a long time often have abnormal physiology that affects their perception.