K pop Duo TASTY Announces No More Promotions in Korea, Woollim Entertainment Responds
kpopluv, July 16, 2015, 1:18 p.m.
TASTY, a Korean-Chinese duo based in South Korea and signed under Woollim Entertainment. Consisting of two male twins, Daeryong and Soryong, the duo debuted in 2012 with a single titled Spectrum, has suddenly announced their decision to halt promotions in Korea. But it turns out, it wasn't a decision that was mutually agreed upon with their agency.
TASTY announced through their official Weibo, "Hello. This is Daeryong and Soryong. We are here to let you know that our 8 years of activity in Korea has come to an end. There are many aspects that we could not negotiate on with the company, and after much thought, we have made this decision." They also added, "Although our activities in Korea have come to an end, our music career is not stopping. We will continue our music activities."
Woollim Entertainment told media outlets, "We are flustered. We are waiting for TASTY to contact us."
"We are shocked that TASTY have wrote such words on SNS without consulting the company. TASTY were planned for a comeback back in June and promote in both Korea and China. The recording was already completed and we had even scheduled broadcast appearances when the duo suddenly left for China and cut off contact in early June," a rep further explained.
With fans surely worried about this situation, the agency assured that they will do their best to remedy the issue. "Whatever the case, TASTY is still our agency artist, so we are awaiting them to reach out to us and we will do our best to find a solution to this matter."
A rep from Woollim responded, "TASTY have never discussed halting their promotions in Korea with the executives of the company. We only talked about activities that would follow their comeback."
"As for the selection of title tracks, that is of course the responsibility of the company. What's important here is that despite never having discussed halting their promotions in Korea, they have left for China and cut off contact with the agency."
Another rep also added, "TASTY are once again laying out excuses through SNS. Even as of right now, they won't directly talk to anyone in the agency. They won't answer our calls, and they just keep posting things on SNS."
"What we want is a conversation with the two members of TASTY. However, they are blocking that. They keep responding with excuses. They never mentioned anything about leaving for China. Everything they have been doing has been decided on one-sidedly."