In a somewhat disappointing turn of events, overreactionary dipshits get their wish and Hyunseung is leaving BEAST, according to a statement released by Cube Entertainment.
“Hello. This is Cube Entertainment.
We want to thank fans who love BEAST, and at the same time, deliver a news to all.
As of today, Jang Hyunseung leaves the team and Yoon Doojoon, Lee Kikwang, Yang Yoseob, Yong JunHyung, Son Dongwoon will be restructured as a 5-members group. In the future, Jang Hyunseung will concentrate on his personal music not as a Beast member, but as a solo artist.
Jang Hyunseung and the five members have differing opinions in terms of music, which had resulted in changes in the team after much consultation and discussion. After given long thoughts over the issue, we have come to an agreement to Jang Hyunseung’s leave and reforming the group.
Throughout these years, BEAST have worked their best to reach the common goals of both fans and BEAST’s. Because of this, this is not an easy decision made by the members and the company.
5-members BEAST is determined on releasing a new album in 2016 and to have domestic and international schedules soon. In the future, we hope that you would give your best cheers to BEAST and to Jang Hyunseung.”
Despite Cube’s denials a month ago, most seemed to think this was the direction this conflict was going down (though I held out hope), but it’s still disappointing if for no other reason than he can’t provide the akgae BEAST fans with more misery just by his existence.
I’m sure there will still be plenty of hand-wringing to go around about him doing essentially nothing serious, but it just won’t be the same without fans and netizens whining about wanting him out of BEAST. Then again, perhaps if this means he can now fully transform into T.O.P, it’s not the worst thing in the world.