Jessica forced out of Girls’ Generation

Didn’t see this coming. Korean pop group Girls’ Generation, one of the biggest K-pop acts, has kicked a member, Jessica, out of the group. There’s no sign that this would happen; the timing couldn’t be weirder as all the members have just renewed their contracts a few weeks ago. The fans must be shocked.

Jessica posted a message on her Weibo early this morning (September 30, 5am KST), quote…

I was excited about our upcoming fan events only to shockingly be informed by my company and 8 others that as of today, I’m no longer a member. I’m devastated – my priority and love is to serve as a member of GG, but for no justifiable reason, I am being forced out.

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RIP Ladies Code’s EunB and RiSe

EunB and RiSe, members of Korean pop group Ladies Code, have passed away following a car crash on September 3. Go Eun-bi, 21, died shortly after the crash; while Kwon Ri-sae, 23, died Sunday morning.

RIP Ladies Code EunB and RiSe

Korean celebrities have been involved in traffic accidents far too often, a few of them had close shave in the past few years, and sadly these two girls suffered the worst.

A few of the incidents might be pure (bad) luck, but human faults played huge parts in most – hectic schedules, overworked staff/driver, inconsiderate corporate culture, and the lack of safety awareness etc. Hope this tragedy could serve as a wakeup call for all parties.

Rest in peace EunB and RiSe. Condolences to the families and friends.