141002 Why Jessica Jung Left Girls Generation
Written By Kim Regina on Monday, October 6, 2014 | 1:29 PM
When Jessica Jung recently visited a fortuneteller, she was told that she was born to be a celebrity and the kind of person “who is always being talked about.”
That has certainly been the case in the last few days when her dismissal from the popular girl group Girls Generation repeatedly made the headlines.
If you wondered why Jessica is no longer a member of Girls Generation, here”s the rundown of what happened in the last few days.
The story began a few days ago when the 25-year-old singer and “Wild Romance” actress remarked on her Weibo account that she was no longer a member of the group, which debuted in 2007. Shortly after that her agency, SM Entertainment, issued a statement saying that she would no longer be part of the group because the responsibilities for her new fashion line, conflicted with her performing schedules.
Jessica, who also writes songs, dances and models, recently realized another one of her dreams by launching the fashion line BLANC. After launching her brand, Jessica opened her first store in Hong Kong, with plans to open several more throughout Asia According to Jessica Jung, the other members of the group were well aware of her plans and supported her. So did her sister, “My Lovable Girl” actress and f(x) member Krystal Jung.
On Sept. 29, her fashion brand”s public relations team issued a press release saying that Jessica had been notified that she was being kicked out of Girls Generation without any justification.
“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.”
SM said that she notified them earlier in the year that she would be leaving the group due to personal obligations. They did not say whether the agency and the singer had agreed on a specific date.
“I am perplexed and devastated,” she said about the suddeness of her departure.
Jessica has no immediate plans to leave SM Entertainment and will continue to be represented by them as a solo artist. Krystal Jung also has no plans to leave.
It is not known how Jessica”s departure from Girls Generation will affect a potential second season of the reality season “Jessica and Krystal,” which features the two singers, or a potential album, featuring both of them.
Although there was speculation that she was leaving the group to wed her boyfriend, Korean-American investor Tyler Kwon, he said they were not even engaged.