Was Jessica Kicked Out Of Girls' Generation By Her Own Groupmates?

Following her shocking exit from Girls' Generation, Jessica Jung disputes SM Entertainment's explanations and reveals her side of the story.

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The Remaining 8 Members Of Girls' Generation Have Opened Up About Jessica's Exit From The Group

The remaining 8 members of Girls' Generation in fan meeting in Shenzhen, China.

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Girls' Generation appeared at a fan meeting in Shenzhen, China on Tuesday. And the three band members who comprise the band side project known as Girls' Generation-TTS (also called TaeTiSeo) also greeted fans at a Seoul department store the next day. In both cases, members of the group shared their feelings about Jessica's sudden departure and responded to fans heartbroken by the news.


According To Reports, Taeyeon Cried As She Said, “The Only Thoughts I’ve Had Since The Beginning Was To Protect SNSD. I’m So Sorry. Please Trust In SNSD One More Time. We Will Try To Have Only Positive Things Happen With SNSD In The Future.”

Taeyeon of Girls' Generation.

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There are also accounts saying Seohyun also apologized and said "For one more time, trust us. Thank you and love you." The fansigning event has ended with three members crying.


The Girls Were Also Seen To Be On The Verge Of Tears During Their Fan Meeting In Shenzhen, China On 30 September

From a video taken by fan at the Shenzhen event, entitled 2014 Girls' Generation First Fan Party event in, observers can see band member Seohyun crying during their final song, "Complete."


Meanwhile, Jessica Was Reported To Have Sought Legal Help, Sparking Rumours Of Impending Lawsuit Against SM Entertainment

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The pop idol was said to have approached attorney Lim Sang Hyuk, known as the lawyer who handled a lawsuit filed by former TVXQ members Junsu, Yoochun, and Jaejoong against SM. The trio was able to nullify their contract with SM and formed their own group known today as JYJ. However, the lawyer has denied his involvement.


In Case You Missed It, Jessica Jung Is No Longer Part Of Korean Girl Group, Girls' Generation (a.k.a. SNSD Or So Nyeo Shi Dae)

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What could have led to Jessica's exit from Girls' Generation? Allegedly, her fellow band members were upset that she was putting her own personal interests ahead of the group, particularly since she has been focusing on building her portfolio for her design school applications and working on her fashion line, Blanc. There is also speculation that Jessica Jung’s relationship with boyfriend Tyler Kwon led to tension within the group.


Speculations About Her Departure Began Earlier Yesterday, When Jessica Posted The Following Message On Her Weibo Account

Jessica's Weibo post about her exit from Girls' Generation.

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Further fueling the fire, the Korean media has revealed that Girls’ Generation has departed for their fan meeting in Shenzhen, China with Jessica nowhere in sight with only eight members seen arriving at the airport on September 30th to depart to China, further raising worries about Jessica getting kicked out of the group.


Later That Day, SM Entertainment Crushed Millions Of Hearts All Over By Confirming Jessica's Departure From The Group And Girls' Generation To Continue As An 8-Member Outfit

Jessica Jung at the Expo 2012 Yeosu.

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This spring, Jessica told the company that due to a personal situation, she will be stopping team promotions after the end of one more album promotions. Despite Jessica′s sudden announcement, the company and then SNSD members persistently worked hard and pondered on how to continue promotions in a good direction for SNSD.


However, before agreements could be made on rising conflicts regarding the priority and interests of SNSD promotions, Jessica began her fashion-related business, and a situation arose where it became difficult to continue as a team despite continuous discussions.


With this, the company decided it had to promote SNSD with eight members sooner than expected, and while it was discussing when to announce the news, Jessica posted her own perspective in the early morning. From this point onwards, the company will unchangingly support and manage SNSD with eight members as well as Jessica′s personal activities.


However, Jessica Has Revealed Her Side Of The Story, Which Contradicts The Record Label's Explanation Of How Things Went Down. While SM Implied That Jessica Asked To Leave The Group, Her Statement Suggests Otherwise

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Here's What Jessica Said: "I Have Always Put The Activities Of Girls’ Generation’s Before My Business And Personal Life As A Member Of Girls’ Generation. However, Despite My Efforts For The Team, The Agency Asked Me To Leave The Team."

Girls' Generation's Jessica

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Read Jessica's full statement here.


On The Interwebs, Netizens And SONEs (Fans Of Girls' Generation) Are In A Tizzy Following SM's Announcement Of Jessica's Exit With #StayStrongSNSD And #BelieveInJessica Trending Worldwide On Twitter Since Yesterday

Why This Is A Big Deal: Jessica, Who Has Been With Girls' Generation For 7 Years, Is A Lead Vocalist And Is Considered One Of The Group's Top Stars

Girls' Generation's Jessica performing in Singapore.

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