Back in June, IST Entertainment announced that member Jiyoon could be leaving Weeekly. Even on the time, it was a bit curious when it comes to wording, as the corporate didn’t state that she select to depart the group, moderately simply citing her two breaks for nervousness as a cause for them deciding that she wanted to depart.
The cause this comes up once more is that Jiyoon not too long ago opened a private Twitter account and has gone reside on a broadcast since, speaking about her present scenario and plan, but in addition the circumstances of her leaving Weeekly and the atmosphere on the firm.
Since she requested followers to not report/replicate the video, it’s exhausting to seek out that, however it was a public broadcast so clearly one has to count on it’ll get on the market. The content material of what she mentioned has principally survived and has understandably angered Weeekly’s followers, as each translation/summary of the reside factors out that IST basically kicked her out of the group whereas she was coping with psychological well being points.
While it’s second-hand info, I imply none of that is shocking by now, each the overbearing atmosphere with corporations unilaterally booting members for any inconvenience, and that they solely paying as a lot lip service to psychological well being as they should for public appearances with out truly giving a shit in the event that they assume it impacts their backside line.
But this was nonetheless a bizarrely rash choice from IST, as Weeekly is a rising group and whereas the hiatus of Jiyoon was worrying, I didn’t actually see it as having a lot influence on the fandom or the group, and other people appeared greater than content material to only wait it out. Obviously we don’t know what sort of mess was occurring behind closed doorways, however IST definitely doesn’t come out of this wanting good.