Girls' Generation scandal: Jessica hits back after SM's statement - who do you believe? Take our poll
Jessica Jung has spoken up about what happened prior to her sudden departure from famed K-pop girl group Girls' Generation (GG).
The 25-year-old singer has dismissed GG's management's claims that she didn't put her activities with the girl group first. She then goes on to say that her band mates told her to choose between her fashion business, BLANC, or her activities with the group.
Fans have responded to her statement.
Here are five key takeaways from Jessica's statement:
1. Shocked and upset
"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."
2. 'Always put Girls' Generation first'
"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."
3. Sudden changed minds
"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."
4. No notice
"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."
5. Apology to fans
"I also want to apologise 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."
Click here for Jessica's full statement.
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