Youngji, the last remnant of dead K-Pop group KARA still bound to DSP Media, was recently on Gag Concert to presumably remind everyone that she still exists.
However, during one tragically hilarious segment, the show broached the subject of Youngji’s high school graduation, not so much out of interest in Youngji’s educational accomplishments but more as an excuse to focus on a picture of Youngji’s older sister (who not-so-coincidentally was in the studio audience).
The idol-in-limbo then went on to lament that the post resulted in a flurry of articles about her sister’s beauty, rather than Youngji herself.
While the moment was scripted, the subsequent interest in Youngji’s sister was so poetically perfect that it couldn’t have been dreamed up by the most viscous creative writers. Following the show, netizen buzz surrounding the segment basically forced Youngji’s representative to issue a statement on the future career plans… of Youngji’s older sister.
In response, a representative of Youngji has stated, “Youngji’s sister is working towards graduating from university. She is aiming to find a job as a host on a home shopping network.”
The representative then went on to essentially admit that they decided to include the former KARA member’s sister in the show because Youngji has nothing going on right now (There is no sad-face emoticon large enough for the following quote).
“To be honest, there haven’t been any topics of conversation about Youngji lately, so after talking with Choi Hyo Jong, it was decided that her older sister would make an appearance. We used the topic of people being more interested in Youngji’s sister’s looks after seeing a photo of her with Youngji on Instagram.”
“We don’t know what to do with Youngji, but, uh, her sister is hot I guess?” – Youngji’s reps during a brainstorming session, probably.