He ended his stay in the Sejeong dorm and ended his two-year stay.
The girl group Gugudan faced a sad ending of “disband” four years after its debut.
On the 30th, Jellyfish, the agency, said in an official press release, “The Gugudan, who has been working hard and loved so far since its debut, will end its official group activities after December 31. Our company and members of the Gugudan finally agreed to end their group activities after a long period of careful and in-depth discussions, said the team.
“Although the group’s activities will be completed, we will do our best to provide full support for various personal activities such as music and acting of the members,” he/she said.
The agency said, “Thank you once again for your great support and I sincerely apologize for the sudden news to the fans who love Gugudan.” “Please continue to give warm love and attention to the members who are about to make a new start.”
Gugudan, which debuted in June 2016, made an ambitious debut with the ostensible meaning of becoming a great girl who approached the public like Gugudan and the ultimate meaning of singing and performing songs and dreams of nine girls with nine charms.
In particular, Se-jeong, who gained huge popularity as I.O.I through Mnet’s “Produce 101,” and Mina and Na-young, who have already gained recognition even though they were eliminated from the final episode, gained attention and expectations even before their debut.
Although he made his debut on the back of recognition and fan sentiment accumulated through “Produce 101” and I.O.I activities, his performance was poor.
As a result, suspicions have been raised that the agency is virtually neglecting the group as the gap has become more than two years since the last group activity in November 2018.
In particular, as Se-jeong began to live on her own through MBC’s “I Live Alone,” she showed that she had liquidated her dormitory life, putting weight on the suspicions.
On top of that, member Sally said in an interview with Chinese media in June that she did not intend to leave the accommodation, raising doubts that Jellyfish might have actually left the Gugudan.
Sally asked her agency to return home in early 2019. “There’s no need to come back” and “There’s no need to call you back,” he said. “Other members heard the same story.” We had no choice,” he said.
Sally also said that Se-jeong and Mina were known to have a wide gap and that they had a lot of emotional pain during the Gugudan activities.
In the end, Gugudan announced the decision a day before the official disbandment and took their own path. The agency said it would fully support individual activities, but it is not certain how many members it will be.