Son Naeun Pens Emotional Letter Noting That She Is Departing From Apink!
To the sadness of netizens and K-pop fans, Son Naeun has announced that she will be parting ways with Apink after 11 fruitful years. To formally announce her departure, Naeun shared a handwritten letter on Instagram.
Son Naeun's full letter is as follows:
"Hello, this is Son Naeun.
I worried a lot about how I should say this, and even now, as I write these words, I'm very nervous.
I will be leaving Apink, with whom I have been together for the past 11 years.
Because Apink is a place like family, with whom I have spent a long time together, I made this difficult decision after a lot of debate, and though it wasn't an easy decision, I plan to become a Panda [Apink fan] and cheer on Apink starting from now on.
The members... Chorong, Bomi, Eunji, Namjoo, Hayoung... the many people who have worked hard for Apink from the start, including the IST staff, and the fans, who are the most precious of all: as I look back on the times we've spent together until now and our memories, there is no way to express all of my feelings through words, but...
I want to sincerely thank from the bottom of my heart everyone who made my teens and twenties the most radiant, who gifted me this happy time.
I will engrave the name "Apink's Son Naeun" in my heart, and I think showing you better things in the future, so that I don't bring shame to that name, is one way I can repay you.
Please give lots of love to Apink, and I, too, will be sincerely rooting for them.
Up until now, this has been Apink's Son Naeun."
Previously in 2021, Son Naeun was the only Apink member not to renew her contract with IST Entertainment. Netizens and K-pop fans are wishing Son Naeun the best in her future endeavors.