Kim Garam will no longer be part of Le Sserafim.
On July 20th, Source Music issued an official statement: “Our company has decided to terminate the exclusive contract with Kim Garam. We extend our sincerest apologies to our fans and to those who have shown love and support to the group for causing you concern over the controversy involving the member.” According to the label’s statement, LE SSERAFIM will be promoting as a five-member group from now on.
The idol was placed on a temporary break from group activities in the weeks running up to the termination of her contract.
Read the full statement below:
This is HYBE/SOURCE MUSIC.
We would like to provide you with information on the decision made in regards to LE SSERAFIM member Kim Garam and plans for the future activities of LE SSERAFIM.
Our company has decided to terminate our exclusive contract with Kim Garam.
We extend our sincerest apologies to our fans and to those who have shown love and support to the group for causing you concern over the controversy involving the member.
LE SSERAFIM will continue their activities as a five-member group, and we will spare no effort to support the group to grow further as artists through their music and performance.
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— SOURCEMUSIC (@SOURCEMUSIC) July 20, 2022