Former gugudan members Mimi and Soyee have announced they will be leaving Jellyfish Entertainment following the sudden disbandment of the group.
Mimi took to Instagram to upload a handwritten letter to her fans, sharing her decision to leave the company.
Hello everyone, this is Mimi. It has been a long time since I’ve greet everyone.
I told you that I would say something soon, but instead I made our fans worry about the lack of news, and I’m so sorry. There were things that I had to take care of, so I couldn’t communicate with you as much as I wanted to.
It’s late, but I am writing this letter because after thinking for a long time, I have decided to end my contract with Jellyfish Entertainment.
I have a lot of regrets since I wanted to show more of what gugudan could do. One of the reasons I didn’t write anything until now was that it would feel like it really was the end of gugudan. So that’s why I wasn’t able to say goodbye properly.
However, this isn’t the end, but a new start. Since I can depend on our fans who will cheer me on and put their trust in me no matter what happens. I am going to slowly start trying various things and new experiences I wanted to do while communicating with our fans more.
Thank you for making these precious memories with me. I wouldn’t trade these memories for the world, and let’s make more of these precious memories together. Please look forward to my future activities and cheer me on.
Soyee also posted a message to her fans on her personal Instagram account.
Hello, this is Jang So Jin (Soyee).
For the first time in a long time, I’m here with new information for you.
This March, I have decided to end my contract with Jellyfish Entertainment and make a new start. I wanted to share this news with my fans first, so I am letting you know through SNS.
Thank you again and again to our precious fans who have watched over us and stayed by our side up until now. I have many regrets and feel apologetic to our fans, but it was thanks to you that we could shine [as gugudan] and I was happy we were able to laugh together.
I’m going to grow as I challenge new experiences in a broader variety of fields. I ask for your unwavering support in the future as well! Please continue to cheer on the lovely gugudan members as we all grow in our own individual ways.
The cold winter has passed, and it’s somehow become the flowering spring again. I pray that we are able to only experience happy things with no worries during this warm spring.
More than anything, please remember to take care of your health!
Goodbye for now,
Jellyfish Entertainment announced the sudden disbandment of gugudan on December 30, just one day before the scheduled date. Following the group’s disbandment, leader Hana posted a message to the group’s fans, followed by Sejeong. Mimi and Soyee become the first members to leave Jellyfish Entertainment.