Girl group April announces disbandment after the bullying controversy ends
Over 6 years after their debut, April officially announced their disbandment.
On January 28th, April’s agency, DSP Media, released an announcement through an official press release, stating, “After many considerations and long discussions, the members and our company decided to disband the group and walk on our own paths.”
The agency added, “We hope you will continue to give a lot of support and attention to the 6 members who will take new separate paths, not as April.”
DSP Media then thanked fans for having supported and cheered for April over the past 6 years.
April debuted in the KPOP industry with their first mini-album “Dreaming” in 2015.
April’s bullying controversy erupted last year when Lee Hyun-joo, a former member, raised bullying suspicions through articles on her SNS.
In response, April members and the agency expressed their frustration and denied the bullying allegation.
The full announcement from DSP is as follow:
“Hello, this is DSP Media.
We would like to notify you of April’s disbandment.
After a lengthy discussion with each of the April members, the agency has come to the decision to disband the team so that the members may walk on their individual paths from now on.
We ask for your abundant support and attention toward the 6 members who will now embark on their own paths, not as members of April.
Furthermore, we would like to take this time to sincerely thank the fans who cheered on the girls of April for the past 6 years.”