Kangin personally revealed that he’s leaving his group of 14 years, Super Junior!
On July 11, Kangin posted a black photo with a long caption, in it, he explained to fans that he’s leaving the group.
Here is his full translated statement:
“Hello. This is Kangin. I am greeting you for the first time in a long time.
As its not good news, my heart feels heavy, but I am posting it after much deliberation.
I am now letting go of the name ‘Super Junior’ that has been with me for a long time.
I always felt sorry for the members.”
He also explained why he had not made that decision earlier,
“I always thought that it would be right of me to make this decision sooner than later, but thinking of the people who support me unconditionally and our agency family troubled my heart, so I couldn’t find the courage to do that easily.
I thought I couldn’t make this decision alone
But I decided that I should not delay it anymore after I watched my members go through things they shouldn’t have to because of my problems.
More than anything, I feel the most apologetic to E.L.F. who always gave me love for the past 14 years.”
He also explained that even though he’s late, he will let go of his group and will always feel sorry and feel gratitude as he walks down a new path. He also said that he’ll always wish Super Junior the best.
Kangin debuted as part of Super Junior back in 2005. He’s the third member to leave his group.
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안녕하세요. 강인입니다. 정말 오랜만에 여러분들께 소식을 전하네요. 좋지 않은 소식이라 마음이 무겁지만 고심 끝에 글을 올립니다. 저는 이제 오랜 시간 함께했던 ‘슈퍼주니어’란 이름을 놓으려 합니다. 항상 멤버들에게는 미안한 마음뿐이었습니다 하루라도 빨리 결심하는 것이 맞다고 항상 생각해왔지만 못난 저를 변함 없이 응원해 주시는 분들과 회사 식구들이 마음에 걸려 쉽사리 용기 내지 못했고 그 어떤것도 제가 혼자 결정해서는 안된다는 생각도 했습니다 하지만 제 문제로 인해 겪지 않아도 될 일들을 겪는 멤버들을 지켜보면서 더 이상 늦춰서는 안되겠다는 판단을 하게 되었습니다. 무엇보다 14년이란 오랜 시간 동안 언제나 과분한 사랑을 주신 E.L.F. 여러분들께 가장 죄송한 마음입니다. 많이 늦었지만 슈퍼주니어란 이름을 내려놓고 홀로 걷는 길에도 항상 미안함과 고마움을 가슴에 새기고 나아가겠습니다. 끝까지 저를 배려해 준 멤버들과 회사 식구분들께 정말 감사하다는 말씀 드리고 싶습니다. 언제나 슈퍼주니어가 승승장구하기를 응원하겠습니다. 감사합니다.
What do you think of this?
My Personal Thoughts
I honestly didn’t think he was ever going to leave his group! He was a part at the most crucial moments and at the severity of the backlash he and his members received, I thought that if he hadn’t left then he wouldn’t leave now.
All of this is his own doing, getting caught drunk driving twice is not a good thing. It’s a danger to society.
Personally speaking, I theorize that he didn’t leave sooner because the members supported him and wanted him to stay. They surely loved him. They have a great bond and have been through thick and thin together.
I personally believe that if the entire group or the majority of them felt uncomfortable with him, he would’ve left earlier. He said so in his statement that because of his members’ support he couldn’t easily make that decision alone.
I kinda want to respect that but again I remember that he hurt and disrespected his members with his actions. They have been receiving many hateful comments because he was still a part of SUJU despite what he’s done. Back at the height of their career and even now, he caused so much pain to the members because he was still a part of the group. You should’ve seen the harsh comments netizens wrote.
Some might think this is an exaggeration but I take the reasonable route here. Drunk driving is a serious issue everywhere; innocent people going about their day could get seriously injured or worse simply because a man/woman decided they could drive intoxicated.
Kangin hit a traffic light the second time. How drunk would you have to be to run into a big traffic light? If you’re causing others pain, that’s when it becomes an issue with me and I believe any other reasonable human being as well.
Despite all of that, I wish he would receive treatment and carry on. I still don’t believe he should be exiled from the entertainment industry. I wouldn’t feel comfortable telling him to quit nor it is my place to say so.
It’s up to the Korean GP at this point. fighting, I guess!