Suspicions behind Pristin disbanding

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  1. looneyjoons

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    Why it is odd:

    - Pledis has never disbanded a group before, Ex: After School was in a similar situation as Pristin, but still had not disbanded. Nue'st was recovered
    - Flying rumors before disbandment

    Suspicions so far:
    - CEO was after one of the Pristin girls and they rejected him so... ( No proof)
    - Pristin girls were not willing to comeback, some were vacationing, some were not in country. No effort for collaboration, so Pledis said they have no hope and disbanded them ( Instagram comments made by someone close to them, maybe a producer or something. Account not 100% verified, will include pictures once I find them again )
    - Pledis just didn't have a plan for them, and was expecting amazing success, but they did well


    What do you think is the real reason? Just a reminder again that this is a very strange situation for Pledis, I acknowledge they are hella misogynistic and really do not care about female artists. But they still have not disbanded After School, who had terrible treatment and allow members to pursue other careers and participate in survival shows.
     
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    Occam's razor

    The company probably had no faith on the group ever breaking even as an investment.
     
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    The weird thing is there really isn't a clear reason
    They weren't flopping
    Solid fanbase
    Decent sales
    I doubt the girls would reject a chance at a comeback even if they were frustrated so idk about that theory
    The only feasible one is a member(s?) did something to get on the CEO's bad side
     
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    as a playboyz myself it pains me to say this, but pledis just forgot after school existed and thought "wait, people still think afterschool is a thing? i thought we've announced their disbandment" and never actually announced it
     
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    Agreed!
     
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    Also may I add that the rumors of disbandment were reaching Naver and some sort of Chinese Yahoo like website a month or two before, despite the hiatus the details on there were oddly specific. Like: 3 members will continue w/ pledis
     
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    I think with PRISTIN it's money.

    Almost everything in business, one way or another, leads back money.

    Maintaining a large scale group like PRISTIN is not cheap, considering the level of expenses you have spread over so many members.

    I doubt the group was profitable and PLEDIS cut their losses.
     
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    Also a note on the allegations of misogyny.

    I seriously doubt this is the case.

    Even if somehow heads of the agency had some kind of ill feeling towards women, that's not going to stop them from using them for money generation. If they were profitable it wouldn't matter.

    Money would trump all.

    Therefore it is likely money spurring their decision making. Not some sort of ingrained hatred for women.
     
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    It's not like Pledis hasn't been utilizing their staff.

    They assigned personnel to form OTR with Stone Entertainment to manage Iz*One and Fromis. That partnership is lucrative with how popular Iz*One is so they decided to go with the guaranteed money option instead of taking a risk to finance further Pristin projects.

    It's not good for their reputation but it's just a cold money move.
     
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    I hate to be one of those people...

    but I really want someone to spill the beans.

    Their group activity and disbandment is the weirdest thing ever to happen in kpop for a long time.
     
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    Me too.. something isn't right about it at all. Where's dispatch when you need them
     
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    I hope this isn’t true but I read today

    That there was trouble btwn the girls because apparently when all the hate Kyla started getting apparently a few of the girls were picking on her aswell and then some of the girls complained to the company that Kyla wasn’t taking of herself the way an idol should.

    When Kyla went back to the states to take care of her mental health there was suppose to be a comeback for the rest of the girls but some of the girls were complaining because they would still have to share whatever profit they made with Kyla. So apparently all this discourse between the members is what truest caused the disbandment.

    I hope this isn’t true and that it’s just a styling runour
     
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    i really hope that's a rumor bc that's horrible
     
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    Yeah I hope so too because poor Kyla had to deal with hate from the public I hope she didn’t have to hear it from her own band mates too
     
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    No but you are not wrong.
    It is fishy.
    i keep thinking about the rumours of Kyulkyung dating Wang Sicong but even if she did i do not see how this relates to PRISTIN.
    I really hope Kyulkyung resumes some Korean promo too.
    Fanbase in China is okay but not that big
     
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    i guess their disbandment have been decided for a long while and pledis only announced it recently
     
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    i guess that explains how news reached china a month or two before it all broke
     
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    Its late but i have a hypothesis that

    After Kyle being bullied by knetz
    The girl have a problem either its between the company and them or them to theirselves. Im certain that they have some problems that kept within pledis walls and not touched by the media. Bcz its ofc a crazy move to disband such a big fat potential gg, even pledis isnt that stupid, look at nuest entering pd101. Especially when nuest and svt sells much so the financial isnt their main problem. Its okay for gg to sell less than bg especially when they being compared to their bg label mate that known for big sales (svt is considered as one of monster physical seller after bts exo)
     
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    Exactly! that's what I was saying. They didn't give up on a much older group who was doing even worse. so why would they give up on pristin?

    I think the problem was between themsleves tbh
     
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    This is weird pristin were pretty decent in terms of popularity etc...

    I think there's some problems going on with the members, either that or money
     
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