SM Entertainment Releases Statement on Girls' Generation's Jessica Absence

Inquisitive Bro-migo, Sept. 30, 2014, 5:36 p.m.

After many painstaking hours of SM Entertainment not saying a word on Girls' Generation member Jessica's absence, the agency has finally announced that Girls' Generation will be continuing their activities as an eight member group, and that Jessica had chosen to put a hold on her K-Pop career.

The statement from SM Entertainment says,

"Hello. This is SM Entertainment.

We are offering our position on the words posted on Jessica's Weibo today.

This coming spring, due to her personal situation, she notified us she will halt her team promotions with the release of one [more] album.

Despite Jessica's sudden notice, the agency and the Girls' Generation members tried our best and tried to figure out a way that Girls' Generation's activities can continue in the best possible direction.

However, in the midst of insufficient negotiations regarding conflicts of differences in priorities and interest, Jessica started her fashion business. Due to this, despite ongoing talks, it has come to a point where the team could not be maintained.

Thus, the agency had no choice but to pull up Girls' Generation's activities as 8 members earlier than planned, and in the midst of while working out when to announce this, Jessica had posted her words early this morning.

From here on, our agency will continue to support and manage the 8-member Girls' Generation and Jessica's individual activities."

With this statement, it seems that Jessica may possibly be staying with the agency, but will not be an active participant alongside her other fellow eight group members in the future as she plans to start her own career path. Whatever happens, we hope that things work out for everyone.

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