Jessica Jung is getting a lot of heat for her recent interview with Marie Claire, in which she talked about what it was like to be a member of Girls' Generation for 7 years.
In the interview for Marie Claire Taiwan's March issue Jessica revealed what she truly felt after she left Girls' Generation in 2014. According to Koreaboo, Jessica shared that she was at first afraid of leaving the group, but she later realized that it was the one decision that changed everything in her life.
She also said that leaving Girls' Generation opened new opportunities for her, such as enabling her to put up her own fashion brand and pursue an acting career in China. Not only that, she was also able to return as a solo artist in South Korea, releasing two albums namely "With Love, J" and "Wonderland."
"I'm almost 30 now, so I want to live a life for myself and my dreams, not for anyone else," Jessica said. "If I was still a member of Girls' Generation, I don't think I would have been able to come across these diverse opportunities."
Jessica's interview, however, drew negative feedback from Girls' Generation fans. Many SONEs felt that Jessica should not be talking about the group anymore since it's been 3 years since she left. Some were also unhappy about how Jessica made it appear that being in the group restricted her from reaching her dreams.
Marie Claire Taiwan came to Jessica's defense, saying the singer-actress does not usually answer questions about Girls' Generation, and that the interviewer must have persisted on asking her the questions.
Meanwhile, Koreaboo reported that Girls' Generation will be releasing a new album in July or August this year in celebration of the group's 10th anniversary since their debut. The members will also participate in a monthly Girls' Generation special, with one member releasing a new solo track every month.