Another idol bites the dust.
2014 has been quite a rocky year for K-Pop idol groups as it has seen idols either suing their respective labels/talent agencies e.g. Kris Wu Yi Fan, Luhan, B.A.P or being abruptly dropped from his/her group i.e. Jessica Jung or simply refusing to renew their contracts altogether i.e. MBLAQ members Lee Joon and Cheondung (Thunder). Now, according to AKP, After School’s lead dancer Jooyeon will be leaving the group.
After School (often stylised as AFTERSCHOOL) is a South Korean girl group formed by Pledis Entertainment in 2009, with an admissions and graduation concept. As it stands now, the band consists of 8 members and they are:
Word has it that Jooyeon’s contract with Pledis Entertainment will expire on 31st Dec and she’s planning not to renew the contract. An insider said, “As Jooyeon acted continuously even when she was in After School, she wants to try various things including acting after leaving After School.”
She’ll be leaving both the group and the label, and her last activities as After School will be the Chinese concert she has on the 31st. No further details have been released yet but we’ll update this post with more information as soon as we have ’em.