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Reporter Criticized Jessica Jung’s Novel ‘Aiming’ at SNSD— Here’s What Happened

Jessica’s autobiographical novel “Bright” became controversial after some content allegedly aimed at the Girls’ Generation, her former group, was mixed.

YouTuber/Reporter Lee Jin Ho Criticized Jessica Jung Following Novel’s Excerpt

Reporter Criticized Jessica Jung's Novel 'Aiming' at SNSD— Here's What Happened

(Photo : Jessica Jung (Instagram))

On August 4, a new video was posted by Lee Jin Ho, a former entertainment journalist who is currently serving as a reporter on the content streaming platform YouTube.

The clip featured Jessica Jung’s novel excerpt, which allegedly targeted the Girls’ Generation. The novel titled “Bright” was released in May, the second installment of her first book, “Shine.”

In the released excerpt, Lee extracted from the book the process in which the main character Rachel Kim was ostracized from the nine-member group, “Girls Forever.”

The excerpts then narrated that Rachel had a conflict with some members while working in the fashion business. The content of the conflict was also very detailed.

When Rachel was late for practice and was pointed out by a member, they argued, saying:

 “All of us have been late or absent before.”

As the story progressed, all the members, except Rachel, protested to the agency, making comments such as:

  • “Rachel is blinded by the business.”
  • “I don’t want to go to the LA concert with Rachel.”

There’s also content unveiling that certain members continued to bother Rachel.

As “Bright” was described as an autobiographical novel, it can be considered that the book is close to Jessica’s experiences.

As such, netizens and K-pop enthusiasts compared the book to Jessica’s relationship with the Girls’ Generation prior to her departure. They were all doing well not until conflict started when Jessica opened her own fashion Business, BLANC & ECLARE. In fact, at the time of Jessica’s withdrawal, Girls’ Generation was set to hold a concert in LA in the U.S.

When she departed from the group, SM explained that Jessica left to focus on her business, but Jessica refuted this on social media and complained that although she didn’t want to leave the group;

“The eight members asked me to choose one thing whether I left Girls’ Generation or quit my business for no justifiable reason. I haven’t been in any contact with the members since my withdrawal.”

Reporter Criticized Jessica Jung's Novel 'Aiming' at SNSD— Here's What Happened

(Photo : Jessica Jung (Instagram))

Reporter Lee Jin Ho then criticized Jessica by saying:

“Girls’ Generation members didn’t say anything about Jessica and protected her, while Jessica is targeting Girls’ Generation members until the end.”

He added:

“Jessica has not been able to let go of Girls’ Generation for a long time of nine years. This is the decisive reason why domestic fans who supported Jessica until the end turned their backs on her.”

What are your thoughts on this?

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(Photo : Jessica Jung (Instagram))

Meanwhile, Jessica recently finished second in the Chinese survival program “Sisters Who Make Waves” season 3, confirming her re-debut.

There will be a total of 10 members, but what interest fans the most is that she will debut along with Gillian Chung, the ex-girlfriend of Jessica’s current boyfriend Tyler Kwon.

Girls Generation FOREVER 1

(Photo : Girls Generation  (News 1)

On the other hand, Girls’ Generation returned to the music scene after about five years with its seventh full-length album, “FOREVER 1.” On August 5, the eight-member group revealed its title track with the same name and its MV, immediately climbing to the top of local charts including Bugs, MelOn, Genie, and more.

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Written by Eunice Dawson

Credit: KpopStarz

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