Article: The light and shadow of KARA's 9 years... why DSP doesn't use the word 'disbandment'
Source: Yonhap News via Naver
Article speculates that while DSP did announce that three members would be leaving the company, they never officially used the word 'disbandment' anywhere in their official statement, leaving prospects for a future reunion left open.
1. [+3,846, -121] Even if they reunite in the future, there are still a lot of issues to consider. They'll have to decide between reuniting as Gyuri, Seungyeon, Hara, Nicole, and Jiyoung as 5 or with Youngji as 4. To the public, the 5 will be remembered more. I'm not sure why DSP felt the need to add Youngji and put her in an awkward spot.
2. [+2,143, -86] Probably so that they get to keep the rights to their reunification if it were to happen in the future. DSP acting dirty until the very end.
3. [+1,948, -48] A shame because KARA shines brighter when they're together.
4. [+1,296, -22] DSP technically never announced FinKL was disbanded either but look at them now ㅋ
5. [+883, -161] I really do hope they'll reunite again in the future
6. [+227, -16] Youngji may have gained a lot for a rookie but I'm sure she didn't join KARA for the purpose of only staying for a year... it's an unfortunate situation for her all around.
7. [+145, -6] KARA was at their peak when they had Nicole and Jiyoung. If the group really were to reunite in a few years, then that leaves Youngji in a very awkward position.
8. [+127, -5] KARA has never really been KARA since Nicole and Jiyoung left...
9. [+115, -4] Even if they do get back together, I don't want it to be under DSP...
10. [+103, -5] This group would've never disbanded if CEO Lee Ho Yeon was well enough to still run the company
11. [+95, -5] I think the true KARA was when they were 5. They had their own color, their own charismatic performances then.
12. [+92, -6] To think that there was once a time that DSP was considered a top 3 company ㅋㅋㅋ.... ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
13. [+73, -1] DSP basically wants them to pay them if they're going to use the KARA name in the future