What sad news for fans of Dal Shabet!
Two members of the group, Ga Eun and Jiyul, released letters to their fans today to announce their departure. The letters are extremely heartfelt and prove that the members aren’t withdrawing due to any bad circumstances but simply because their contracts with Happy Face Entertainment have expired.
Jiyul writes: “Since meeting Darlings in 2011 right up until now, the 5 years with lovely Darlings and our members was really a happy time.” And, “after discussions with my family, the members, our staff, etc. and debating a lot, I came to this decision. For me as well, it’s really, really sad to be delivering this upsetting news and I know it will upset Darlings but I wanted to be the first person to tell you all.”
Jiyul also reveals that she will focus on acting after leaving the group.
Ga Eun apologizes for not notifying fans earlier writing, “until the last schedule, I wanted to go on as usual and have fun while completing my schedules cheerfully so I couldn’t tell you all sooner.”
She also explains: “Going forward, I will focus on fashion and style, which I have always had a lot of interest in and loved. I’ll study it diligently and come back with a new image so don’t worry about me.”
Both women end their letters with words of encouragement for each other and the four remaining members of Dal Shabet, saying that they are like family and asking fans to cheer for the group when they make their comeback. It’s certainly encouraging to know that Woohee, Subin, Ah Young, and Serri will continue to create great music and promote as Dal Shabet.
While the departure is sad news, the love that the members have for each other is touching. All the best to Ga Eun, Jiyul, and Dal Shabet in the new year!