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14U’s Official Disbandment
On May 13th, 2019, 14U disbanded after being active for two years with a career in the entertainment industry. The company confirmed the news through a statement:
“Hello. This is BGent. First of all, we sincerely thank the fans who have cherished and loved 14U until now.
“After a long discussion between the agency and the 14U members, it was decided that the group will disband and go their separate ways.
“Although they cannot continue with the name 14U, the members have a close relationship with each other and the agency, but the mutual agreement was made to respect each member’s dream and future.
“We express our gratitude to the 14U members who have worked hard together in unity towards their dreams. We will support and cheer on the paths that the members want to go down, and we will do our best to help them.
“Along with our apologetic feelings towards the many fans who have given unchanging love and support, we ask for warm interest and support for the members who are awaiting new beginnings. Thank you.”
There are some gossips that this happened because the members have been in a relationship with a female in the late 30s on the company staff. Then, the parents became aware and asked the company to terminate the contract.
They apparently were scheduled to perform in KCON 2019 in Japan, but the company released a statement that they are not going to make stage performances there due to a reason they called “artist circumstances.”
However, the company BG Entertainment refused this news and said that this is too exaggerated and not true. The disbandment is in agreement with all the members and their parents since they have their own dreams.
The group 14U has done promotional events in Korea and Japan which brought them to meet their fans, around 6,000 people with 20 performances. They started leaving the company since May 10th, after the concert in Japan from February to April, thirteen out of fourteen members decided to cancel their contracts.
The members have been sharing their apologetic statements to their fans and supporters all over the world. They have made it clear that they are not yet ready to talk about the cause of this disbandment right away; the members are still updating vacation updates on their social media accounts.
Additionally, another reason for disbandment was mentioned afterward. The agency was rumored to be doing favoritism among the members and making a conflict between the members and unfair treatment. However, the company refused all the accusations made against them and persisted in the claim that the reason for disbandment is the agreement between all the members that came together and decided on the disbandment of the group.
Where Are They Now?
Every member of 14U is now pursuing their own path. Doyool, who is the first who left the group, has personal reasons and left the company. He is now still in the military service since June 2019. Some of them still walk in an entertainment career. Loudi sometimes still appears as an MC for some KBS Indonesia broadcasts.
The statement from BG Entertainment claimed that all the members have different dreams and paths they would like to choose so it will better for them to each take their own path. There is not much information for each member’s activity right now.
Don’t forget to write your comments and share your thoughts in the section below! Keep supporting all the ex-members of 14U! Cheering for everyone who supported 14U and was disappointed by their disbandment, yet they maybe could do something else that is eventually more than this. Keep supporting them and let’s send some positive energy out there!