K-Pop Idols Comment on Jessica’s Departure from Girls’ Generation

 

Earlier this month, we discussed the controversy between SM Entertainment and Jessica, who is no longer part of popular K-pop girl group, Girls’ Generation. For a while, this controversy seemed to be the only thing that K-Pop fans could talk about. Well it appears it wasn’t only the fans who were concerned. Slowly but surely, more and more K-Pop idols began commenting on the ordeal.

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On October 8th, a Korean MBC talk show program called Radio Star invited four Super Junior members (Siwon, Kangin, Leeteuk, and Eunhyuk) for their feature program.

During the program, the Jessica’s controversy was mentioned and one of the show’s MCs stated, “There’s nothing more to say. Isn’t that the end for Jessica’s [career in Girls’ Generation]?”

Leeteuk defended Jessica by saying, “You think this will be the end.”

Needless to say, this statement began stirring a flurry of questions from fans who wondered what he meant by that. Leeteuk later clarified his statement by saying, “You never know what will happen … life goes on as we resolve problems.”

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Meanwhile, Girls’ Generation member Sooyoung directly apologized for Jessica’s exit on SBS’s One Night of TV Entertainment, her regularly hosted weekly talk show.

During the show, Sooyoung commented, “Having to relay this sort of sudden news is simply distressing and I’m sorry. For the sake of everyone who loves and support Girls’ Generation, we will try even harder to show a hard-working Girls’ Generation. Please watch over us. I am sorry.”

As of now, only two Girls’ Generation members, Taeyeon and Sooyoung, have ever commented about Jessica’s departure from Girls’ Generation.

 

–STORY BY MICHELLE KIM 

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Jessica’s Withdrawal from Girls’ Generation … Who’s Telling the Truth?

 

There has been some major controversy in the past few days concerning SM Entertainment. More specifically, about Jessica’s withdrawal from popular K-pop girl group, Girls’ Generation.

Recently, Jessica posted on her Weibo (the Chinese microblogging service) that she was unjustifiably released from the Girls’ Generation and she was devastated that she can no longer serve as a member of the girl group.

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And why was the popular member released from the group? Well SM Entertainment released an official statement saying her release was caused by disagreements with Jessica’s new fashion business, Blanc Group, which  launched earlier in August.

The agency claims they discovered Jessica was embarking on her new fashion business without full approval and no agreement, but Jessica is disagreeing with these allegations.

Jessica argues that she had multiple discussions with both her agency and her group members over her new business. Jessica claims that there was a clear understanding about her new career and it was agreed that she would remain a member of Girls’ Generation.

On September 16, she met with her agency representatives and received permission to continue her business, but later on September 29, she was notified that she was no longer part of Girls’ Generation.

Meanwhile, there have also been rumors that Jessica’s withdrawal was related to her engagement with her Korean-American boyfriend Tyler Kwon, CEO of Cordiel Group. However, Kwon made clear on his Weibo that he was not planning to get married any time soon and further encouraged Jessica to remain patient for a little longer as “the truth about what really happened will be known.”

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Girls’ Generation is an internationally recognized K-pop girl group that has been active since 2007. Although Jessica is no longer a member of Girls’ Generation, she had recently renewed her contract with SM Entertainment for an additional 3 years. SM has stated that they will continue to support Jessica with her solo activities.

 

–STORY BY MICHELLE KIM

 

 


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