KIM Garam officially pulled out of LE SSERAFIM a few months after allegations of involvement in school bullying surfaced.
Source Music has officially announced that they have decided to terminate their exclusive contract with the troubled singer, but tried not to give specific reasons for the termination.
According to a joint statement released with HYBE, the company has “expressed its sincere apologies to the fans” who have shown love and support despite “concerns over the controversy involving the member.”
They also informed fans that LE SSERAFIM would continue as a five-member group and encouraged them to continue to support the group to “further grow as an artist through music and performances.”
Online communities have accused Kim Garam of school bullying and alleged “evidence” posted by people who were her former classmates.
Just three weeks after her debut, she announced a temporary hiatus from promotions.
Meanwhile, the five-member group resumed their promotions and appeared on various music programs, with netizens praising them.