f(x)’s Victoria Announces Departure From SM Entertainment
On September 5, f(x)’s Victoria informed fans of her departure from SM Entertainment through a post on her Weibo account.
Read her translated post below:
10 years have passed in the blink of an eye. September 5, 2009, I stood on stage and officially debuted. From then I already knew that as long as you put in effort you will be rewarded, though luck is important, chances are only given to those who are prepared. I only hope that I could grab hold of all the chances and leave no regrets. Now, it’s the 10-year anniversary, it is an end and also a beginning. I’m thankful for everything in these 10 years with SM; we will begin the next journey in a new manner. This is a new beginning, a restart to my journey, but I will still be me, I will continue to be myself, not forget the past and move forward. I will work hard to be a better version of myself; as long as my belief is strong, I will not be easily strayed from my path. Cherish every single chance! Cherish everyone and everything around me! I would like to thank the brave and hardworking me, who gave me everything I own today! Thank you to my family and friends, thank you to those who love me and whom I love, it is my fortune to have met all of you. Grateful for all the trust and support given, and I hope I have not disappointed anyone, I will continue to give my best. So, would you be willing to walk with me for the next 10 years?
Victoria’s Chinese studio also confirmed her departure from SM Entertainment following her post. She also later posted on her Instagram account.
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Chapter.3 [DIAMOND FOREVER] #victoria #10thanniversary #宋茜 #出道十周年 一眨眼，十年了。2009年9月5号，我站上舞台正式出道。那个时候我已经懂得，只要付出努力就会有收获，运气也很重要，但机会是只给有准备的人的。我只希望自己能抓住所有机会，不留遗憾。而今10周年了，是终点，也是起点。感恩与S.M这十年的所有，我们今后会以一个全新的方式再走下去。这是一个新的开始，重新出发，我还是我，我会继续做自己，不忘初心、勇往直前。我会努力成为更好的自己，坚定信念，认定就不会被轻易改变主意！珍惜每一个机会！珍惜身边每一个人，一切的一切！所以，谢谢那个努力且勇敢的自己，让我可以拥有现在的一切！谢谢我的家人和朋友，感恩所有爱我和我爱的人，能够遇上你们是我的福气。感恩所有的信任与支持，希望我没有辜负你们对我的期望，以后也会全力以赴。所以，你们愿意跟我一起接着走向下一个10年吗？
f(x) celebrates their 10th debut anniversary on September 5. Amber also announced her departure from SM Entertainment on September 1.