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Girls’ Generation in tears at fan meet amidst news of Jessica leaving

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The remaining eight members of Girls’ Generation broke down into tears today at a fan meet, a day after the announcement that Jessica would be no longer part of the group.

Girls’ Generation held a fan meet in China today without Jessica, who said she was ‘forced’ to leave the group after been given the choice to disband her fashion label or leave the group.

SM Entertainment said on Tuesday that Jessica would leave Girls’ Generation, but said she will still be part of the agency and will pursue solo activities under SM Entertainment.

Fans at the Chinese fan meet today lit up the auditorium with ‘J’ pink light sticks. Many were holding a sign that said “8+1 = Complete”.

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Picture: Tumblr

Seohyun, Yuri and Yoona were seen crying and comforting each other at the fan meet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyHbtt7MQDE

Jessica said that she had received permission from SME and Girls’ Generation to pursue a new fashion label, but was told to leave the group this week.

SM Entertainment released a statement yesterday saying that there was a conflict in scheduling, but said she would remain part of the agency.

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