Casper: Cross Gene’s All-Rounder
Cross Gene, who debuted in 2012 under Amuse Korea Entertainment, is known as a multi-nationality idol group consisting of South Korean, Japanese, and Chinese members. One of the Chinese members, Casper, is the all-rounder of the group and is in charge of rap, dance, and vocal. Despite this, Casper is now no longer a Cross Gene member. Before finding out why, let’s get to know more about Casper.
Profile and Facts About Cross Gene’s Casper
- Stage Name: Casper
- Birth Name: Chu Xiao-Xiang
- Former Stage Name: Zhong Ze Xiang
- Place, date of birth: Shanghai, March 20, 1991
- Height: 176 cm
- Weight: 66 kg
- Blood Type: O
- Star Sign: Pisces
- Position: Main Dancer, Main Rapper, Vocalist
- Education: Bao Shan Vocational and Technical School
- Twitter: @caspertrue1991
- Instagram: @casper2xs
- Casper is an only child, he doesn’t have any siblings.
- “Wild Chic Gene” and “C.True” are Casper’s nicknames.
- Casper is known as a high tone rapper.
- Playing sports, shopping, and watching movies are his hobbies.
- Together with the other Cross Gene members, Casper acted in the movie ZEDD (2014).
- Casper first wanted to be an athlete, and for six years he trained in weight lifting as well as short-distance racing one year. After injuring his back, he had to give up to the idea of becoming a professional athlete.
- Casper participated on KBS’ idol survival show, The Unit, but he was eliminated.
- His ideal type is someone who is cute, kind, and respectful to their parents.
Why did Casper Leave Cross Gene: The Speculated Reasons
September 1, 2017 was a sad day for Cross Gene fans. On that day, Amuse Korea Entertainment released the official statement about Casper leaving the group. The translation is as follows:
To all the fans who have been kindly supporting CROSS GENE,
We are very sorry to inform all the fans, who have been kindly supporting Cross Gene, very abruptly. Cross Gene’s member Casper ( Chu Xiao Xiang ) has graduated from ( left ) Cross Gene as of August 31, 2017.
We have gone through negotiations until today. However, as the goals that he aimed, and his way of thinking were different, the result turned out to be like this due to his strong wish.
We are terribly sorry to inform all the fans who have been regularly supporting Cross Gene, but from now on, Cross Gene will make a fresh start as 5 members, and they will even put greater effort to be able to make a comeback as soon as possible. For this reason, we are expecting your continuous support for them.
And, we would be glad if you can warmly watch over Casper who will continue walking on his way separately from now on.
September 1, 2017
All staff members
After the official statement was released, Casper posted a picture of these hands with a caption saying I’m Sorry in English, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese on his Weibo account.
Cross Gene fans were saddened by the news of Casper’s departure, especially since the news was released just before Cross Gene’s scheduled comeback. Even though it was stated that the reason Casper left the group was because of his different goals and ways of thinking, no one knows why it was so sudden. Whatever the real reason is, it must have been the best choice for both parties.
Casper’s Appearance on KBS The Unit
In October of 2017, not long after his departure from Cross Gene, it was revealed that Casper would be one of the participants in KBS’ idol-rebooting show called The Unit. Unfortunately, he was eliminated from the show on the second elimination round, but he has gained a lot of attention for his skills despite this. Let’s check out his audition performance from The Unit below:
Even though Casper is no longer apart of Cross Gene, he still appeared again to show off his amazing skills. This proves that Casper is still passionate about music and being an idol. Whatever path he chooses, may Casper always walk on the flowery path, and from now on let’s continue to keep supporting Casper!