In a press release posted to LOONA’s official fancafe earlier at the moment (November 25), the company introduced that Chuu has been “expelled and withdrawn” as a member of the group, which is now left with 11 members. The company alleged that the idol’s “violent language and misuse of energy towards our employees” was a consider her elimination from LOONA.
Chuu has but to answer these allegations. NME has contacted Chuu for remark.
“Company representatives are apologising and comforting employees, and now we have determined to take duty for this and take away Chuu from LOONA,” Blockberry Artistic’s assertion reads, as translated by Soompi.
The assertion went on so as to add that the members of LOONA will “work as onerous as attainable so an incident like this by no means occurs once more sooner or later it doesn’t matter what,” and that they are going to act “with respect and gratitude” in direction of their employees.
“The company will do all the pieces attainable to offer again for the employees’s sacrifices and devotion so one thing like this by no means occurs once more,” the assertion reads. “We as soon as once more bow our heads in apology to the concerned employees and the followers for inflicting bother with this incident.”
Chuu debuted as one in all LOONA’s founding members in 2017. She launched her self-titled single album on December 2017 as a part of the group’s pre-debut technique earlier than making her debut as a part of LOONA with ‘[+ +]’ on August 2018.
Previous to her elimination from LOONA, South Korean media outlet Wikitree alleged in an unique report in March this yr that Chuu filed a lawsuit in opposition to her administration firm to droop her contract. In keeping with a report by Korea JoongAng Each day, the idol had ‘partially’ gained that lawsuit in opposition to the company.
Blockberry Artistic’s assertion on Chuu’s elimination stated the company and the members of LOONA didn’t subject any statements responding to hypothesis on Chuu’s involvement with the group to “not trigger bother with the group’s progress or trigger concern to followers”.
“With the LOONA members’ affection for the staff and consideration for his or her followers, relatively than say what’s true or not, they tried to specific their emotions by placing of their greatest efforts for performances and content material,” Blockberry Artistic’s assertion reads.
“We apologise to the followers who’ve cherished and supported LOONA till now and ask to your honest forgiveness in not with the ability to have 12 members collectively till the tip.”