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BlockBerry Creative’s removal of Chuu from K-pop girl group LOONA angers fans

What a news: Chuu is now out of LOONA.

On November 25, 2022, BlockBerry Creative announced that Chuu has been dismissed from LOONA. They had issued a long statement on the group’s Fancafe, detailing the reasons for the LOONA member’s removal that was effective on the same day.

The statement is as follows:

“Hello. This is BlockBerry Creative.

We are releasing a statement to notify fans that we have decided that our agency artist Chuu will be expelled and withdrawn as a member of LOONA as of November 25, 2022.

There have been lots of speculations about LOONA’s Chuu this past year, but the agency and the LOONA members did not release any statements in order to not cause trouble with the group’s growth or cause concern to fans.

With the LOONA members’ affection for the team and consideration for their fans, rather than say what is true or not, they tried to express their feelings by putting in their best efforts for performances and content.

However, after recently being told of Chuu’s violent language and misuse of language toward our staff, the truth was found upon investigation. Agency representatives are apologizing and comforting staff, and we have decided to take responsibility for this and remove Chuu from LOONA.

First of all, we officially apologize to the staff who have been greatly hurt by this incident, and we will put in our full effort so they can now heal and focus on treatment and return to their normal lives

We apologize to the fans who have loved and supported LOONA until now and ask for your sincere forgiveness in not being able to have 12 members together until the end.

The agency and LOONA will return to our roots and work as hard as possible so an incident like this never happens again in the future no matter what. The LOONA members did not work only for their individual gains, and they know what fans have given them to bring them to this point, so they did not do anything to cause trouble to the team. They will make it to the end and give back for the love from everyone who supports LOONA.

Also, the agency and the LOONA members will act with respect and gratitude toward all of the staff who work with us. The agency will do everything possible to give back for the staff’s sacrifices and devotion so something like this never happens again. We once again bow our heads in apology to the involved staff and the fans for causing trouble with this incident.”

This news caused a huge disruption all over K-Pop stan Twitter, with Orbits and non-Orbits alike shocked by it. They all aired out their surprise over Chuu’s removal from the group, at the same time, expressed their utter disbelief at BlockBerry Creative’s actions.

In short, everyone did not believe BlockBerry Creative’s statement. Their actions are seen to be unfair treatment towards Chuu, who had recently revealed that she had not been paid for all the promotional activities and gigs she has been doing since LOONA’s debut.

It had also been revealed that the people who have worked with Chuu in the past had reacted to BlockBerry Creative’s statement, calling it a whole joke.

Orbits, LOONA’s fans, all trended “LOONA IS 12” on social media, which rallied in their support for Chuu.

Chuu doesn’t deserve to be treated like this, nor does anybody. Justice needs to be served on a hot plate soon.


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