Why do popular kpop idols want to leave their groups?


Tiny-G's Dohee is embroiled in a controversy over her attitude toward her team.

On February 10, Tiny-G's agency announced, "Tiny-G's domestic activities have been suspended and Dohee will be focusing on her acting career," while it was alleged that Dohee has consistently complained about her team activity and the Tiny-G members have been on bad terms.(Actually, it was an open secret that Dohee wanted to leave the girl group and focus on her individual activity)
It's not the first time that a controversy over the relationship between popular kpop idols and their agencies is provoked. As you may know, MBLAQ's Lee Joon, who has gained great popularity as an actor since his debut, left his team in 2014. So, what do you think is the reason that popular idols want to leave their groups?

"There are three different positions. First, a kpop idol who has gained popularity through his or her individual activities such as Dohee and Lee Joon, wants to prepare for the future by standing on their own. Do you think they will be active as idol stars for ever? No, it's impossible. Second, the agency has to promote its idol group through specific member's individual activity, but it's hard for the agency to wait until the other members become popular too. Specific member's individual activity is not that profitable for kpop agencies. Eventually, the agency has to disband the group and the most popular member has to find his own way. Third, the other members, excluding the most popular member, can be jealous of the popular member.(Especially female idols) Idol groups can collapse because of internal conflict. It didn't become known, but there are not a few idol groups who are suffering from internal conflicts."

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