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WonderGirls’ message to fans about SunMi’s leaving

With news of the youngest member SunMi leaving the group to pursue an academic career, the WonderGirls members wrote a message on their fancafe urging fans to respect SunMi‘s decision.

Go under the cut to read the translated message.

To the Wonderfuls we love, read this.
To all the fans who have been our energy and loving us.
Hello we are the Wonder Girls.
Through this new, we know how shocked and sad you must have been..!
Because of the fan’s support we were able to live day after day in America with thanks… and learn so much!
All five of us have spent a long time discussing because of this news.
For the promise of her fans and the promise to herself, Sunmi has thought over this issue a lot, that is why it took her
even longer to make this decision.
Because this was such a hard decision, just like the fans we are also very sad but
We hope you respect Sunmi’s decision..^^ because this must have been a hard decision for Sunmi…
But because our love for Sunmi will never change, we hope everyone’s care and love for Sunmi does not change.
We will always work hard and the best that we can! Thanks…We love you!^^

Wonderfuls Fan Cafe
Translated by Sunmikiwangjang @ wgspectacle

Meanwhile, a new member Lim will join the group to replace SunMi’s position in the group as of March.

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52 Responses

  1. Sunmi, I saw the potential of the Wonder Girls and you definitely are a part of it! You are the strength of this group! You are already a great singer and a leader to this group! Through the years to come you’ll realize that the group is your family and your career! You can hire a teacher while on tour providing assignments and final testing. Lots of famous young singers get this done this way! Then you can choose a school of your choice to graduate! “Beyonce” went solo once she became very famous! You can accomplish the same thing!

    In America it’s a bad thing to leave a group when your group is becoming a world wide phenomenon, and they love you so much!

    Being scared is ok! Really!

    Mistakes happen! Just make a joke to the public and make them laugh! They will laugh, and they will love you for being human!

    Sunmi, what i’m trying to say is you don’t know what you have until you lose it!

    “They need you right now”!!!

    They can not continue succeeding without you!

    Please comeback to them!

    This is only the beginning! Trust me!

  2. I completely respect your decision, but I’m still sad of course =( . Sun mi, I wish you didn’t have to leave, but I’m glad you want to get an education!
    (psst: You are waaaay prettier and from what I’ve seen, you dance better than the future member too :3 )

  3. well, first of all, i respect her decision. we can’t know the full circumstances of what’s going on…

    and also, don’t oppose the new member when you don’t even know anything about her yet!! :O
    if you opposed new members, would yoobin have made it here?

  4. saddening news, will definitely be missing her. i hope she will be back into wg in future

  5. seeing that picture makes me sad again..they are like super close with each other..but i guess Sunmi really wants to continue her studies..
    Sunmi, continue your studies and bring proud to your lovable 3 unnies and your mandoo.
    and the new member,lim, i hope she can fill up the emptiness Sunmi left.
    Wonder Girls, I will always forever support you girls…im will not be a migratory fan

  6. uhm.. isn’t ahn sohee the youngest?

  7. it’s really saddening and heartbreaking that this is happening.

    but then again, i respect Sunmi’s decision..every human being has the right to education and im quite thankful for JYP, JYPE and WG for having a long discussion and for accepting sunmi’s decision.

    although im astonished because JYP got sunmi’s replacement, when it can also be considered that wonder girls can promote as 4 in the group. sunmi can come back anytime…why find a replacement if the girl can come back after studying right?!

    i accept the fact that sunmi’s going to school again [def. proud of her], but finding a replacement for her part…?! nobody can replace SUNMI.

    i’ll be happier for wonder girls if they promote as 4 than having a new member in the group. :|

  8. Oh,I hope after Sunmi graduate and she will comeback to WG…I will always supports Sunmi and also the WG…This is very sad moment for the fans especially me but I hope she will come back after graduate….
    Love U Sumni….
    WG Fighting…
    Saranghaeyo Wonder Girls..
    Best of luck for all of you WG….

  9. now we have 2 people we have to wait for.. ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
    Jaebum & Sunmi. ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

  10. We’ll miss SunMi. =((

  11. I wonder what will happen to Sohee..first HyunA, and now Sunmi..

  12. “We hope you respect Sunmi’s decision..^^ because this must have been a hard decision for Sunmi….But because our love for Sunmi will never change, we hope everyone’s care and love for Sunmi does not change.”
    YES *0*
    Do the best you can ^^v
    Hwaiting, WG and Mimi, miss u ;_;

  13. For those who hate Lim and disagree her joining wonder girls Join this group at facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anti-Hae-Lim-the-girl-who-will-replace-SUNMI/426161995050?ref=share

    • Don’t be stupid. Lim didn’t cause any of this. The only thing she did was accept the opportunity of a lifetime. Sunmi chose to leave. Just respect that.

  14. It is indeed shocking and sad. Time flies really fast, no? I just remember watching their documentary and how everything seemed so new and exciting for them. I never followed them avidly, but I understand the sadness and feel for their longtime fans. Best of luck to Sunmi, WGs and Lim. On a shallow note…no more wonderbang. :( It wouldn’t be the same.

  15. so Sunmi is “graduating” from the Wonder Girls academy of singing and now she is going to college. Good for her.

    Sunmi will be the ONLY college girl from the Wonder Girls.

    Sunmi will be representing the Wonder Girls at the university level.

    when Sumi graduates, then she will be the ONLY girl with a university diploma from the Wonder Girls.

    even if she only gets an undergraduate degree, it will be almost like she’s the Ph.D. of the Wonder Girls.

    congratulations, Professor Sunmi.

    • that’s Prestigious.
      that means all the other girls are just high school graduates.
      they should all go to college.
      it’s not like they’re going into the military without a choice.
      fans should be happy that at least one of the wondergirls will go to college.

    • Yoobin, yeeun, and sunye were attending college. They may not get their degrees anytime soon but they are also college girls.

    • the others are like too old to want to continue with school.
      and sohee being younger doesn’t like school. sohee likes to sleep!

    • sunye, yubin and yeeun only put their college education on hiatus (they did get into college). they may not get their degrees soon, but i’m pretty sure they will resume their studies in the future (seeing how studious these girls are). and yeeun is a top student – i remember one time at a talk show, it was revealed she always ranks first in her whole grade.

  16. bye Sunmi !! :D
    I think the new WG, Lim, is super talented.
    Lim Gambaette!

  17. T_T

  18. Oh…this is so heartbreaking..
    Eventhough i dont want Sunmi to leave Wonder Girls..but then this is her choice..as a fan..we should support her…both are important..but then i do believe that she will return back as Wonder Girls after she finish her study…=)

  19. It’s like almost becoming the IN thing where members are leaving idol groups. 2PM loses a member. Super Junior is losing a member back to China. After School members are graduating. Wonder Girls loses a member who wants to go to school. Etc. Etc. Etc.

    What about SNSD? Someone now has to leave from SNSD! Who’s going to LEAVE from SNSD? Then you’ll have the protests like with 2PM where 2PM=7 but SNSD=9 and with one less member people will reject the replacement. A blowup of SNSD is destined to eventually happen.

    • if so, i hope it’s yoona, tiffany, or jessica… or at least, NOT taeyeon, sunny, seohyun, or hyoyeon…

  20. This all sounds like baseball. One favorite player retires or becomes injured and another new player is brought in as a replacement because you need all nine players on a baseball team. Same thing with the Wonder Girls because you need all five Wonder Girls and if one girl goes away and then therefore another new girl has to be brought in to play the part. Just like in baseball, the fans don’t like, but in KPOP all the fangirls cry their eyes out. Waaaaaaah.

  21. it’s done. Wikipedia says Hae Lim is now a wonder girl and that Sunmi is a former wonder girl. if Wikipedia says so, then it must be a done deal.

    It’s going to eventually be like they’re going to start the Wonder Girls new with all new members. They’re all going to retire sometime and there will be new members replacing the other members. It’s going to be like Morning Musume in Japan and what After School is doing in Korea with the girls “graduating” and new trainees finally making their debut. and the Wonder Girls as a group keeps moving on even with new members.

    • actually wikipedia is not reliable. anybody can change that information.

      • the Wonder Girls page on Wikipedia is LOCKED.
        can’t be changed back.
        so it’s a done deal that people will believe.
        i wanted to change it back. but no can do.
        it’s LOCKED. it’s DONE. sunmi is OUT. lim is IN.

    • Yeah, and wikipedia said that JYP escaped from the ape world.

  22. WHERE ARE THE PROTESTS?

    WHERE ARE THE PETITIONS?

    WHERE ARE THE PETITIONS TO BAN THE WONDERGIRLS FROM GOING TO SCHOOL?

    DOES THIS MEAN THE WONDERGIRLS DID NOT SIGN SLAVE CONTRACTS TO WORK FOREVER FOR JYPE?

    DOES THIS MEAN THE WONDERGIRLS WILL NOT SING “NOBODY” FOREVER AND FOREVER?

    DOES THIS MEAN THAT JYP IS NOT THEIR SLAVE MASTER AND HE CANNOT STOP THE GIRLS FROM LIVING THEIR LIVES?

    DON’T DO ANY PROTESTS.

    DON’T DO ANY PETITIONS.

    THE GIRLS ARE NOT SIGNED TO SLAVE CONTRACTS.

    THE GIRLS CAN LIVE THEIR OWN LIVES.

    THE GIRLS CAN LEAVE THE WONDER GIRLS.

    THE GIRLS CAN GO BACK TO SCHOOL.

    JYP IS NOT THEIR SLAVE MASTER.

    JYP CANNOT STOP THE GIRLS AND SUNMI.

    THE GIRLS CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO DO.

    YOU CAN SEE THAT THIS IS ALL REASONABLE.

    BE HAPPY THAT SUNMI CAN DO WHAT SHE WANTS.

    BE HAPPY THERE WILL BE A NEW GIRL.

    SUNMI IS MOVING ON.

    LIM IS MOVING IN.

    AND THE WONDER GIRLS MOVE ON.

    BE HAPPY.

    NO PROTESTS.

    NO PETITIONS.

  23. im sadd,
    but it’s good for sunmi,
    she made a smart decision.

  24. Sunmi was very brave to make such a decision, so for that i respect her. I will truly miss her, she was really talented and had soo much potential (her voice is soo unique). Plus during WG’s interviews, Sunmi’s randomness never failed to make me laugh. I will miss her soo so much. In fact, a part of me is still waiting for Sunmi to change her mind, and all this to be false, even though it’s now impossible.

  25. Gonna miss you MiMi !!!!!!!
    But she really is thinking about her future by studying.

  26. I also feel so sad and empty right now too.
    Wonder girls are the ones who introduced me to kpop.
    Sunmi was the member that made me stay in kpop.
    Her leaving is just such a huge shock and it feels like my interest in kpop is not as strong as before. I dont know how or when I will be able to move on. Seriously, why did this happen to my two favorite groups, one after the other, a member leaves. I was just close to calming my emotions over Jay’s leave, now I have to experience the same thing all over again with Sunmi. I cant believe this is happening. Anyways, I hope Sunmi is happier now and I’ll always wait for her kpop return.

    • i know, similar to me… when i was first introduced to kpop dbsk, big bang, and WG were like the SENIORS, the things i took for granted… and now everything’s changing :O

      i don’t think either of them are coming back… we just gotta suck it up and move on. there’s plenty of talent and fresh faces that want to make it big, and need fan’s love… if the sunbaes want to leave they have EVERY RIGHT TO.

  27. I’m going to miss her so much.
    I’m still so sad right now.
    But eventually I have to accept it huh??
    I have to respect her decision.
    I just hope after her studies, she will decide to return back.
    She’s my favorite and I’ll always wait for her kpop comeback.

  28. i feel so empty…

    like gala mentioned above, sunmi, you break my heart TT
    sigh. with her leave, she takes a massive chunk of my love for kpop with her. i know it sounds selfish considering the many artists in the kpop scene but for me personally:wondergirls, without a doubt, created and defined my enjoyment for kpop.

    i feel very, very blessed to have met her in person. but now its only a memory.

    i wont lose faith but ill support you in your studies! i hope sunmi grows and matures into a more lovable 4d alien with fruits on her head. when you finally come back (pray), it’ll be like you never left<3

  29. SunMi
    you break my heart..

    all the best for you

  30. i dont think she will be coming back. well, good luck to her. this is not jaebum kinda thing, she is really leaving– i think

    • I don’t think she’s coming back either. I mean, they freakin’ replaced her, what’d happen to the other girl if Sunmi was to go back? =\

  31. ㅠㅠ. 원더걸스, 내가너무슬픈대요 ㅠㅠ.
    선미언니… 한국에열씸이공부하새요…
    ㅠㅠ.
    언니…. 빨이돌아오새요 ㅠㅠ
    우리원더풀이 선미언니를 필요해요. 휴휴 ㅜㅜ
    돌아올때까지…
    원더걸스 화이팅 !!

  32. sunmi fighting!you’ll always be part of wondergirls…

  33. I will definitely miss you Sunmi! :(

    Wonder Girls’ message makes it seem like Sunmi will never be apart of Wonder Girls again. Hopefully that won’t happen.

    Wondergirls fightin <3

    • this news is even more devastating considering the lack of wondergirls headlines recently. everything seemed too good to be true then this happens.

      it must’ve been hard for her ):

      as for her return, i believe shes under contract. all artists should be so being that shes still under a contract and under jyp, theres a strong possibility she’ll return after she settles her studies.

      but i honestly, or at least i hope that she’ll make brief appearances here and there to let her fans know shes doing great

      • hmm, i actually never thought of contracts, this situation being so sudden and all…
        although i think JYP is one of the more “human” and less “money thirsty” of producers… he let HyunAh go, he let JaeBeom go, and now he’s letting SunMi go. At least he’s respecting their decisions and not making a big scene like the SM CEO. =_= (and no, i’ts not lee soo man… he’s just the nameface… completely irrelevant..)

  34. just hoping the best for them!

  35. you will really be missed Sunmi!! :(

  36. Sunmi unnie~! =’)

    come back as a stronger Wonder Girl!!

    We’ll be patiently wait for you <3

    Always and forever, SUNMI JJANG!!! =')

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