It’s time to break out the tissues, roll up the posters, and put away the lightstick. What do you do when your Kpop group breaks up? When 2NE1 broke up it was a big deal at my house. We went through crying, wailing, disbelief, and hours spent asking “They will get back together again someday, right?” My daughter won’t even listen to “Goodbye” because she refuses to believe it’s true. So let’s talk about breakups and the stages of grief in a Kpop fan.
Dislosure-I’m still pretty new to Kpop so I will of course miss some groups, but these are the ones that hit me hard.
Here are a few of the groups we will miss the most….
They were the first girl group that I really got into. I loved how they broke through the cutesy mold and came off like modern day warriors. “I am the Best” is still my ring tone and my daughter will randomly start singing it in public places. CL, Dara, Minzy and Bom breaking up left us pretty bereft and I still haven’t found anyone I like as well.
Probably one of the classiest breakups to date. They hit the dreaded 7 year mark and made the decision to go their separate ways. They left the fans with a new single and not even a hint of scandal. Sometimes people go in different directions in life and that seems to be the case here. We will miss the Girls of Summer.
It was extremely sad to see the Wonder Girls breakup right before their 10th anniversary. They survived members coming and going over the years, but sadly their picture came down off of the JYP building, and many of us knew it was over even before the official announcement.
This is the only boy group on my list. While most of the members left in 2015, the last member, Jo Kwon, left this year. I fell in love with these guys when I heard “Like a Fool” while watching the drama Personal Taste.
The Stages of Grief for a Kpop Fan…..
Stage One- Denial
Nope, it doesn’t matter that they have been in the agency dungeon for years, someday they will have a new album/single. They are NOT breaking up!
Stage Two- Anger
It’s all X’s fault! If he/she hadn’t wanted to act/solo/had a scandal, then they wouldn’t have broken up!
Can’t they restructure? Who do we need to talk to to get contract negotiations that they will accept? Please, just let them have another album/single!
Now what am I going to listen to? It’s just not the same without them and I’m just going to sit in my room and play their songs over and over and over.
Ok, maybe it was time for a breakup. It still hurts, and I’m going to miss them like crazy, but I kind of expected this. I’m going to support all their solo endeavors and wish them well. It’s time to move on…..
We all know that one day our favorite group will disband, even though we want them to stay together forever. Everyone gets nervous when they reach the 7 and 10 year marks, but no matter how long our group has been together, we still mourn their breakup. Tell me in the comments which group breakup broke your heart.
Till next time,