On October 9, SM Entertainment officially confirmed that not all 8 Girls' Generation members have renewed their contracts with the agency. Media outlets then revealed that Sooyoung, Tiffany, and Seohyun are the ones leaving their label of 10 years.
The breaking news came as a great shock to many, and to some, as anger. Several fans showed violent reactions. A netizen claiming to be a SONE shared a screenshot of a group chat with 84 other SONEs.
After finding out the news, the messages read, "I'm so angry", "Seriously", "I can't stand this." One fan even ripped up Taeyeon's solo album and uploaded the photo on the group chat.
Another fan also expressed fury by ripping up Girls' Generation album and breaking the CD.
Seeing this, netizens are criticizing the fans and commented, "They're not true fans...", "What is wrong with them? If they're really a fan then they should be cheering them on no matter what", "They're only wasting their CDs."
What are your thoughts on the fans' violent reactions?