After news that WonderGirls youngest member SunMi has left the group went out, fans and netizens are in heated discussions online over the real reason of her leaving.
Various speculations are going around, some netizens pointed out that the company CEO Park Jin Young is at fault for this, while some thought that SunMi could not adapt well to living in the States etc.
Many questioned if the reason stems from SunMi herself or from the company.
It was known that on 20th Jan, SunMi wrote on her Twitter the message “I’m starving”. Some netizens read the message that SunMi is starved of being able to pursue her academic career after having to stop middle school for her singer career.
And earlier last year, WonderGirls returned to Korea for a short while for their CF filming, and during the press conference back then, SunMi was also seen in tears talking about promoting in the States.
Meanwhile, some netizens thought that the underlying decision to this came from JYP Entertainment itself. Especially since the replacement member HyeRim is said to be able to speak various international languages like English and Chinese, it seems that this has a link to the WonderGirls’ Chinese music market advance coming up.
Netizens commented, “How can the company let SunMi leave the group so easily?”, “At this critical point in time for her singer career, do you think that she would want to let go of it all to pursue her studies?” etc.
Many netizens revealed that they totally did not see this coming. Meanwhile, a new member HyeRim has been introduced.
More about HyeRim coming in translated news