K-Pop Group PRISTIN Disbands 2 Year After Debut [FULL STATEMENT]

K-Pop Group PRISTIN Disbands 2 Year After Debut [FULL STATEMENT]
K-Pop Group PRISTIN (Photo: Youtube screenshot/1TheK)

K-Pop Group PRISTIN is officially disbanded just over two years after their debut, according to a report from Korean Media on May 24.

The group's agency Pledis Entertainment has confirmed the news.

Pledis Entertainment revealed Nayoung, Roa, Yuha, Eunwoo, Rena, Xiyeon, and Kyla have terminated their contracts, while Kyulkyung, Yehana, and Sungyeon will continue staying with Pledis Entertainment.

The 10-member group PRISTIN, debuted with their album 'Hi! Pristin' in March 2017 and released two mini albums, was Pledis Entertainment’s first girl group following After School.

The group also won rookie awards from MAMA and Seoul Music Awards following their debut.

Following is a full statement from Pledis Entertainment:

"Hello. This is Pledis Entertainment.

Firstly, we'd like to sincerely thank fans who love PRISTIN.

We're giving this official statement on the disbandment of PRISTIN and the contract termination for some of the members.

The company and the members had in-depth discussions for a while and deliberated before coming to a mutual agreement. It's been decided with the exception of Kyulkyung, Yehana, and Sungyeon, the other seven members (Nayoung, Roa, Yuha, Eunwoo, Rena, Xieyon, and Kyla) have terminated their exclusive contracts as of May 24, 2019.

We'd like to apologize to fans, who've always been supportive, for the unfortunate news.

This decision had to be made carefully, and a lot of time was put into this matter. After our discussions, we decided to respect the PRISTIN members' wishes and disband the group and terminate the contracts.

Members Kyulkyung, Yehana, and Sungyeon expressed they wished to stay with the label. We'll actively support Kyulkyung, Yehana, and Sungyeon and their stable individual careers. We'll wholeheartedly suppor them, so they can be more active and have various activities.

As for the PRISTIN members who'll be leaving our agency, we'd like to express our deep gratitude to them and sincerely support them on their new paths though their contracts with us have ended.

This was an important and sensitive matter that required careful thought, and we sincerely apologize to fans for the late delivery of this news and worrying them. Finally, we ask fans show unchanging members for the 7 PRISTIN members and Kyulkyung, Yehana, and Sungyeon as they start new beginnings.

Thank you."


Following are some comments from Korean netizens, while Pledis Entertainment filed a complaint against malicious commenters.

1. The only reason for Pristin's disbandment is because of their company

2. Wow seriously hopelessㅋㅋㅋㅋ They failed these bright kids and ended up disbanding themㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

3. They were one of the groups who had the best start after IOI's disbandment and they even charted in. Their company is crazy to not even think of pushing a group who won the Rookie Award. The only reason they disbanded is 'Pledis'

4.The other members are on the younger side so they should be fine but Nayoung is at the age where becoming an idol can be a decisive point in her life but she ended up meeting the wrong company... If she's a '95-liner, she's 25 this year... she has public recognition so I'm not sure what will happen to her but still, this is so sad.... They should've never debuted Pristin if they were gonna do things like this

5. Wasted these kids' golden days..ㅠ

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