Insiders Revealed Details Behind The Departure Of Jessica From Girls’ Generation

Here’s what was supposed to happen.

On June 21, 2015, screenshots of a “Catch Me If You Can” music video that included Jessica surfaced with the full music video leaking just hours later.

In addition, it was revealed that a Jessica & Krystal sub-unit had finished recording their album, as well as a music video. The album was cancelled, along with plans for a second season of program Jessica & Krystal.

Upon hearing the news, a prominent figure in the international SONE community, @RealSamchon, took to Twitter to reveal details about Jessica.

Known to have a great deal of insider information about Girl’s Generation, RealSamchon stated that Jessica was initially supposed to go on hiatus after Girls’ Generation finished their dome tour on the 24th.

Supposedly, Jessica’s initial plan was to go on hiatus following the Girl’s Generation Tokyo Dome tour, not leave the group altogether.

As a whole, the group had mentally prepared for her leave, recorded “Catch Me If You Can” as their Tokyo Dome tour single, and decided on “Divine” to be Jessica’s farewell song to Sones before going on hiatus.

It seems that Jessica had second thoughts, however, and wanted to stay in the group. Her members and company, who had already prepared for her farewell concert and her hiatus plans, appear to have been reluctant about allowing her to stay as a semi-active member.

If true, this would support the wording behind Jessica’s breaking Weibo post on September 30th.

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..

— Jessica

RealSamchon’s information was confirmed by another well-known fan, John Yoo aka @Oniontaker, in his own series of tweets.

When Jessica’s leave was first revealed, many were confused since SM had revealed earlier that year that the group had re-signed with the agency for another 3 years. However, Oniontaker addressed this topic as well.

Meanwhile, Jessica has been busy with her company BLANC & ECLARE, is preparing for the release of her first novel, was featured in BEAUTY+, and has started her own YouTube channel.

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