The K-Pop world is reeling with shock this morning at the news that Jessica Jung has been dropped from South Korea’s biggest and most popular K-Pop idol girl group, SNSD Girls’ Generation. The news apparently came from Jessica herself because she reportedly updated her Weibo account (China-based social media platform) with an alarming post.
In her post, she said:
I was excited about our upcoming fan events only to shockingly be informed by my company and 8 others that as of today, I’m no longer a member. I’m devastated – my priority and love is to serve as a member of GG, but for no justifiable reason, I am being forced out.
Nobody knows if the above post was really posted by Jessica herself as it might be a hacker. After all, she has about 3 million followers on her Weibo account.
Furthermore, earlier this month, it was reported that all 9 members of SNSD Girls’ Generation just had their contracts with SM Entertainment renewed. In fact, SM Entertainment and the girls came to an agreement on all their contracts, with needed negotiations to fit the members’ needs as well.
Supposedly, with that renewal, there’d be no problems for the girls to promote for the next 3 years.
That having said, panic heightened for fans as well as K-Pop followers because when SNSD Girls’ Generation members arrived at the airport for their fan signing event in China a little later today, Jessica wasn’t with them. Reporters gathered to see if she would arrive with the girls but there were only 8 members present.
Fans have also flooded fellow SNSD Girls’ Generation Tiffany’s newly opened Instagram account with questions regarding the above matter. Most of these SONEs (as SNSD Girls’ Generation fans are lovingly called) left comments, some out of genuine concern and some angry that read, “Sica is ok right now? Please tell us it’s not the truth..”, “Eonnie.. what happened with jessica eonnie..please tell sone..please”, “It jessica really leaving snsd?!?!”, and “how dare you say ‘no comments’ at the airport about jessica’s case??? do you really think sones deserve this kind of answer??”
This post below, under Jessica’s user handle, also popped up in the comments section in reply to her earlier Weibo post, generating much concern:
Needless to say, havoc has ensued. The last time such catastrophe ripped through the K-Pop industry and caused a shitstorm of sorts was when Kris abruptly left EXO back in May. The difference is that Kris’ case was pretty black and white as he cited restrictions in terms of personal development plus the unfair distribution of wages.
Dispatch has released news of SNSD Girls’ Generation’s Jessica at the airport, heading from New York back to Incheon. It is assumed that the idol was in New York all along, arriving at Incheon Airport on September 29th at 4am. She was reported to have been attending to personal affairs in New York, which included looking for schools.
The twist to the news was that Tyler Kwon was also spotted 5 minutes later, following her off the same plane:
According to Dispatch, Jessica rushed back to Korea on September 29th, in a hurry to attend Girls’ Generation’s first fan meet in China scheduled for the next day.
As at time of writing, SM Entertainment has not responded to the above issue. We’ll update this post with more information when we have ’em as soon as possible. Meanwhile, we’re waiting for clarification from SM Entertainment too.