Former 'Produce 48' contestant and Blockberry Creative trainee Go Yoo Jin has announced that she has given up her dream of being an idol and has left her agency, 8D Creative.
She appeared on her friend's AfreecaTV broadcast on June 1st and uploaded a long letter to her Instagram account after being flooded with questions and malicious comments regarding her current activities. The message reads as follows:
"Hello. This is Go Yoo Jin.
I have left my label. I wanted to debut but it did not go well as I wanted. It's a job that requires luck and timing, and I've experienced a lot of bad things and damage to my mental health, leading me to quit. I can't talk specifically about this at the moment, but I'll tell you when I can talk about it later.
I was a trainee for a long time and I tried really hard but once I felt that this was eating away at me, every day was so painful. So I've given up my long time dream and even though I am very sorry to the fans who supported me and waited for my debut, I think I will be living my life as a non-celebrity.
One more thing I wanted to say that I didn't lead fans on by acting as if I was going to debut. Due to personal circumstances, I was unable to say anything in regards to debuting. I tried my best to communicate with the fans that loved me and supported me through Instagram live, Youtube, and Afreeca TV to show my gratitude. I hope that I'll be able to communicate more with the people who decide to support me as a non-celebrity and not an idol trainee through good content. I will try to show you what I am good at and repay all the love I have received thus far.
Because I am now a non-celebrity, I cannot mention the problematic situation I am in. I received a lot of hurt from an individual who is not a public figure. I ask that you refrain from spreading false rumors. I will have no choice but to resort to legal action in extreme circumstances.
Once again, thank you to all the people who waited for me and I ask for your understanding as I was not able to speak about this situation. I'm sorry."
We wish Go Yoo Jin the best with her future endeavors.