With Girls’ Generation (SNSD)’s Jessica leaving the group, Taeyeon ended up bursting into tears during a fan signing event.
SNSD’s unit group Taetiseo held a fan signing event at a park near Lotte Department Store on October 1, soon after they returned from SNSD’s Chinese fan meeting.
Although it had been only a day since they returned from Chinese fan meeting, the Taetiseo members calmly carried out the fan signing event.
According to a fan who attended the event and posted on an online community about it afterwards, Taeyeon began crying as she said, “The only thought I had since the beginning was to protect SNSD. I’m sorry,” and added, “Please trust in SNSD one more time. We will try to have only good things happen to SNSD.”
SM Entertainment stated on September 30, “Jessica told the company that due to a personal situation, she will be stopping team promotions after the end of one more album promotion,” announcing, “Despite continuous discussions, we came to a point where we could no longer maintain the team. With this, the company decided it had to promote SNSD with eight members sooner than expected.”
However, Jessica claimed that she was forced to leave SNSD without mutual agreement, causing a sharp conflict between the two sides.
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