I was given a notice of departure from Girls’ Generation by the agency on September 29, and I cannot hide my shocked and upset heart about this, so I’m here to reveal my position.
I have always put Girls’ Generation’s activities before my business or personal life as a member of Girls’ Generation. However, despite my efforts for the team, I have been asked to leave the team by the agency.
While I was planning my business that I’ve had a lot of interest in since before, I had sufficiently consulted SM as well as the members about my preparation many times and asked for their understanding.
Up until the beginning of August when I was launching ‘BLANC’, I had received agreement and permission from SM, and congratulations from the members as well.
However, in early September, after only a month since the launching, the members suddenly changed their position and held a meeting, and told me to either quit my business or leave Girls’ Generation without any justifiable reason.
I explained that I had already received permission from the agency, that I had never neglected Girls’ Generation’s activities, and that I could not suddenly halt my business due to my contract with my business partner after a month.
Ultimately, I pleaded that it was unjust for me to have to make a choice. Becoming a Girls’ Generation member was the best thing in my life, and I had never thought about quitting.
Shocked about this, I had met with the agency CEO on September 16 to convey my position, and once again confirmed their permission for carrying out my business.
However, on September 29, I was given a one-sided notice asking me to leave Girls’ Generation. Due to this, I was also unable to attend the fan meeting in China on September 30, and I have also been excluded from following Girls’ Generation activities.
I have received great pain and cannot hide my sadness that I was asked by the agency and fellow members, whom I’ve spent 15 years with putting in all my passion and effort, to leave Girls’ Generation just because of the reason that I’m starting a business.
I also want to apologize for causing concern to all the fans. Please understand that this situation is not at all what I had wanted, and that I’ve always treasured Girls’ Generation, and that I will continue to do so. Thank you for always supporting and loving me.
Jessica’s letter to SNSD fans.
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sm is trash for forcing jessica to drop out when all she wanted to do was work on her business and becoming a fashion designer all WHILE being in snsd. fuck you for not seeing how hard working she can be. she trained for 7 years and dedicated 7 more years of her life for snsd and they just want to kick her out like that? i can’t imagine how bad she’s feeling now.
SNSD stopped being 9 on the last day of September.
THE NINTH MONTH of the year
[tails voice] I will fucking destroy you
After hours of silence, SM Entertainment has finally sent out their official position or statement regarding the whole situation with Jessica and Girls’ Generation, revealing that Girls’ Generation will be active as 8 members as Jessica has chosen to halt her team activities.
The statement reads,
“Hello. This is SM Entertainment. We are offering our position on the words posted on Jessica’s Weibo today. This coming spring, due to her personal situation, she notified us she will halt her team promotions with the release of one [more] album. Despite Jessica’s sudden notice, the agency and the Girls’ Generation members tried our best and tried to figure out a way that Girls’ Generation’s activities can continue in the best possible direction. However, in the midst of insufficient negotiations regarding conflicts of differences in priorities and interest, Jessica started her fashion business. Due to this, despite ongoing talks, it has come to a point where the team could not be maintained. Thus, the agency had no choice but to pull up Girls’ Generation’s activities as 8 members earlier than planned, and in the midst of while working out when to announce this, Jessica had posted her words early this morning. From here on, our agency will continue to support and manage the 8-member Girls’ Generation and Jessica’s individual activities.”
So with this statement, it doesn’t seem that Jessica is leaving the agency, but that she will not be active with the other 8 members in the future as she carries out her own activities. Whatever the case may be, we wish both Jessica and the other 8 members the best.
SM Entertainment has released a statement on Girls’ Generation Jessica and her statements made on Weibo.
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