3:33 pm - 05/10/2019

14U Reportedly Disbands After Most Members Terminate Contracts With Agency

14U has reportedly disbanded. On May 10, it was reported that following the groups concerts in Japan from February to April, 13 out of 14 members terminated their contracts with agency BGent after returning to Korea in April.

According to the reports, the members who have terminated their contracts have left the dorms and will be going their separate ways. A source stated, “The members who have left are said to be feeling apologetic to fans for the hurt this will cause, so they have not been able to speak up about it. Instead, they seem to be sharing updates on social media that they’re on vacation.”

The reports also state there may be various reasons behind the disbandment. It is being said that the members who terminated their contract believe the agency was showing favoritism and was therefore causing conflict between the members due to discriminatory treatment. However, the agency is said to be denying such allegations and believes the members came together and planned for the group to disband.

14U made their debut in July 2017 with “WV” and their most recent release was last year’s “NEWS.” After wrapping up promotional activities in Korea, they flew to Japan and met with approximately 6,000 fans across 20 performances.

The group was originally announced for the lineup of KCON 2019 Japan, which will be held from May 17 to 19. However, in April, KCON 2019 Japan announced that 14U would not be attending the event, stating “artists’ circumstances” as a reasoning for the cancellation.

BGent has yet to release an official statement addressing the reports, so be on the lookout for more updates!

source:@soompi, soompi, naver

That one member who didn't terminate:
nekokonneko 10th-May-2019 01:37 pm (UTC)
I guess last guy standing was the favourite.

6000 people across 20 performances averages at 300 people per performance. Is it even worth it to go abroad for such small numbers?
pseudo_shigure 10th-May-2019 05:19 pm (UTC)
i guess they at least have audience there compared to korea.
juhli 10th-May-2019 06:11 pm (UTC)
only when the organizers are paying for everything. the amount of luggage and staff in addition to the members...lord
pikapika217 10th-May-2019 01:44 pm (UTC)
like did the other 13 all plan this leave excluding him? Was he surprised when everyone was gone? like this is such a stunt I'm gagged a bit LMAO
camouflagecat 10th-May-2019 02:40 pm (UTC)
Maybe this was a strategy for him to get rid of the others and finally launch his solo career lol
juhli 10th-May-2019 06:10 pm (UTC)
i actually bought their debut single (on melon), it was good. hope the guys can live their best life now, because the group was getting nowhere.

The last guy can be renamed as 1U and get paid by people who confuse him with IU.

Edited at 2019-05-10 06:13 pm (UTC)
vintage_boom 10th-May-2019 06:23 pm (UTC)
weird, the other translations about this news reported it as the agency terminated their contracts not the members wanting to do it. idt the members would have any ability to terminate like this tbh but if their contracts do let them walk free their agency is better than most.

Edited at 2019-05-10 06:24 pm (UTC)
aures 11th-May-2019 12:27 pm (UTC)
lol like did that one member know about the other 13 or what? how awkward
lil_poisonfrog 11th-May-2019 02:01 pm (UTC)
Never heard of them until this post. But if it's really the members themselves who initiated it they must have been so pissed the one guy who stayed was getting special treatment lol
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