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Fans Furious As CUBE Announces Soojin’s Departure From (G)I-DLE, +Over 85K Signs Petition

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Aug 15, 2021 06:02 AM EDT

Netizens and Neverlands (the fandom name of (G)I-DLE) has been waiting for CUBE Entertainment to release any statement or hints regarding Soojin's highly-anticipated return alongside the other members of (G)I-DLE. Previously, netizens were hopeful for her return.

Not long ago, the hashtag #soojinfreedom began trending online as fans are really missing and are wishing for the return of the (G)I-DLE main dancer. But it seems as though netizens just got an update and it might not be what they wanted.

For a while now, Neverlands and netizens have been pressuring CUBE Entertainment for an update regarding Soojin's status as the agency has not yet revealed any information regarding Soojin's well-being, status, and steps if whether or not the hiatus has been helping Soojin.

But on the 14th of August, Cube Entertainment went on to shock the K-pop industry as they announced out of nowhere that (G)I-DLE's main dancer, Soojin, would be parting ways with the K-pop girl group.

Cube Entertainment went on to announce:

"This is Cube Entertainment.

First, the agency apologizes for having caused concern through the controversy associated with our artist Soojin.

Today, we are announcing the decision that Soojin will be leaving the group.

(G)I-DLE will henceforth promote as five members. We will continue to do our best and provide unstinting support so that (G)I-DLE can show their growth in music and performance.

Thank you."

Although this is the case, netizens and Neverlands are not simply taking this lightly. A recent petition has started circulating online regarding fans' distaste for Soojin's abrupt departure. As of writing this article, more than 85 thousand netizens have signed the petition!

Fans are hoping that CUBE Entertainment might overturn the decision after seeing fans overwhelmingly object to Soojin leaving (G)I-DLE.

If you want to support the petition, check it out here.

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