While MAMAMOO member Hwasa is currently a very popular K-Pop idol at the moment, things were so rosy for her in the beginning, as she talked about how netizens negatively commented about her unconventional looks in South Korea's K-Pop scene during an episode of 'Radio Star'.
Some netizens demanded that she be removed from the group because they thought she wasn't attractive enough to be in an idol girl group.
She revealed that she was very close to being forced out of the group as signatures agreeing to her leaving the group were written and prepared at one point.
In addition, netizens criticized her stage presence and gestures, as they thought that they were "weird".
But things definitely have changed for Hwasa, as she ranked as number one in some of the brand reputation rankings back in 2018. She also talked about how all the negativity surrounding her in the past enabled her to become a stronger individual.