SM Entertainment has released a statement stating that Jessica will indeed no longer be part of Girl's Generation.Here it is in full:
"Hello. This is SM Entertainment. We are offering our position on the message posted on Jessica’s Weibo posted today.
"This coming spring, due to her personal situation, she notified us that she will halt her team promotions with the release of one [more] album. Despite Jessica’s sudden notice, the agency and the Girls’ Generation members tried our best and tried to figure out a way that Girls’ Generation’s activities can continue in the best possible direction.
"However, in the midst of insufficient clear negotiations regarding conflicts of differences in priorities and interest, Jessica started her fashion business. Due to this, despite ongoing talks, it has come to a point where the team could not be maintained any longer.
"Thus, the agency had no choice but to pull up Girls’ Generation’s activities as 8 members earlier than planned, and in the midst of while working out when to announce this, Jessica had posted her words early this morning.
"From here on, our agency will continue to support and manage the 8-member Girls’ Generation and Jessica’s individual activities."
An alarming post has appeared on Girls’ Generation‘s Jessica‘s Weibo account, sending fans into a wild frenzy worldwide.
The Weibo message indicated that she was leaving and that she has been forced out the the group. It read:
“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.”
The message was posted both in English and Korean.
This sent fans into speculations if it was true, or if her account was just hacked. Many other K-Pop celebs have also have had their SNS accounts hacked in the past.
According to Soompi, Jessica leaving the group seemed strange since all nine members of Girls’ Generation renewed their contract with SM Entertainment for three years earlier this month. The group also just revealed their new Japanese song “Divine” which will be in their upcoming Japanese album “The Best.”
In the midst of debates about whether Girls’ Generation’s Jessica actually posted the shocking message left on her Weibo account, or if she had been hacked, it has been reported that only eight of the group members showed up to the Incheon International Airport.
Jessica was not present at the airport on September 30 with the rest of her members who were departing for China to attend the “2014 Girls’ Generation First Fan Party – Mr.Mr in Shenzhen.”
It has also been reported that the eight members who appeared at the airport remained silent as reporters poured out questions about the current situation.
Allkpop reached out to contacts at SM Entertainment, and they did not confirm nor deny the Weibo post, instead they vaguely stated, "We cannot disclose what is going on yet, but we are reaching out to the proper people to find out the truth of the matter."
Nothing has been confirmed as of now as media outlets are still awaiting an official statement.