KangIn Announces Departure From Super Junior & Uploads Instagram Post To Fans

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The announcement of KangIn leaving K-Pop idol group Super Junior comes as a shock to fans as he uploaded an Instagram post to fans on July 11th.

Super Junior fans also made an announcement conveying their intentions to completely boycott the group until KangIn and SungMin were removed from the group. The fans even began to spread a manual on how to boycott the group.

According to SM Entertainment, KangIn chose to leave the group but still has some time left with his exclusive contract with the agency before it completely expires.

Below is his Instagram post to fans.



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안녕하세요. 강인입니다. 정말 오랜만에 여러분들께 소식을 전하네요. 좋지 않은 소식이라 마음이 무겁지만 고심 끝에 글을 올립니다. 저는 이제 오랜 시간 함께했던 ‘슈퍼주니어’란 이름을 놓으려 합니다. 항상 멤버들에게는 미안한 마음뿐이었습니다 하루라도 빨리 결심하는 것이 맞다고 항상 생각해왔지만 못난 저를 변함 없이 응원해 주시는 분들과 회사 식구들이 마음에 걸려 쉽사리 용기 내지 못했고 그 어떤것도 제가 혼자 결정해서는 안된다는 생각도 했습니다 하지만 제 문제로 인해 겪지 않아도 될 일들을 겪는 멤버들을 지켜보면서 더 이상 늦춰서는 안되겠다는 판단을 하게 되었습니다. 무엇보다 14년이란 오랜 시간 동안 언제나 과분한 사랑을 주신 E.L.F. 여러분들께 가장 죄송한 마음입니다. 많이 늦었지만 슈퍼주니어란 이름을 내려놓고 홀로 걷는 길에도 항상 미안함과 고마움을 가슴에 새기고 나아가겠습니다. 끝까지 저를 배려해 준 멤버들과 회사 식구분들께 정말 감사하다는 말씀 드리고 싶습니다. 언제나 슈퍼주니어가 승승장구하기를 응원하겠습니다. 감사합니다.

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“Hello it’s KangIn, it’s been a while since we’ve talked.

My heart is heavy since I must deliver some unfortunate news.

I have decided to leave Super Junior, a group that I have been with for a long time.

I have felt apologetic towards the group members for some time.

I always thought it would be better for the rest of the group members if I made the decision even a day earlier, but because everyone showed so much support for my pitiful self, I couldn’t muster up the courage to do so. I also thought that this was a decision that I shouldn’t make on my own as well.

But it pained me to see the rest of the group members have to deal with problems that were not even their own, which is why I had to decide swiftly.

I apologize to E.L.F who have shown me support over the past fourteen years. Although it is long overdue, I will leave Super Junior and live with an apologetic and thankful heart to everyone.

Thank you everyone for being gracious to the end.

I will always root for Super Junior in all that they do.

Thank you.”