You Quiz on the Block is belatedly making headlines for one specific picture that was featured in one of their older episodes.
Back in September, all 8 members of Girls’ Generation featured on You Quiz on the Block, exciting fans across the nation. The legendary girl group celebrated their 14th anniversary by appearing on the show and the episode became an instant classic. With numerous agency changes and different career endeavors, the 8 members of Girls’ Generation had not made a public appearance as a full group for 4 years prior, adding onto the overall anticipation of the episode.
And while the Girls’ Generation’s You Quiz on the Block episode created a lot of laughter and nostalgia, one particular part is being belatedly re-highlighted by Korean netizens. On the episode, while Yoo Jae Suk was discussing the girl group’s viral popularity during the height of “Gee,” the producers of the show inserted a picture of the Girls’ Generation members wearing their famous skinny jean trend.
And while at first glance, there is nothing unusual about the photo, it was upon further investigation that netizens noticed that the producers ofYou Quiz on the Block edited out former Girls’ Generation member, Jessica Jung.
In the original photo, Jessica Jung can be seen sandwiched in between Tiffany and Sooyoung.
But in the newly edited photo byYou Quiz on the Block, Jessica Jung was completely removed from the group picture.
Upon seeing the edited photo for themselves, netizens began to share their opinions on the situation. However, the response was almost evenly split between those who believed You Quiz on the Block did the right thing—versus those who believed the production team went too far.
- “They have good sense ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
- “Good good. I hope they do the same thing for other idol groups.”
- “I mean, she departed the group and pissed off a lot of people for a long time..ㅠㅠ”
- “She’s not a criminal so it seems like much, but I guess they’re also currently a 8 member group so it seems like the right thing too.”
- “‘She’s not a criminal'<<< what kind of mindset is this. She’s the one who left the group and started saying negative things so I’m sure she doesn’t mind it eitherㅋㅋㅋ”
- “Why did they have to go this farㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”
- “Whoa, I didn’t realize they’d go this far.”
- “Girls’ Generation is 8 members!You Quiz on the Block has good common sense.”
Back in 2014, Jessica Jung shocked the entire nation when she abruptly announced her departure from the group after promoting as a Girls’ Generation member for 7 years. She shared on her social media account that SM Entertainment had dismissed her from the group, which was later confirmed by the agency. The label stated that the departure was a result of the ongoing scheduling conflicts between Jessica Jung and the other members.
This news shocked fans and netizens alike, as Girls’ Generation was at the prime of their career. While the legendary girl group promoted successfully as 8 members following Jessica Jung’s dismissal, the entire situation remained one of K-Pop’s biggest mysteries as no further explanations have been provided.
And it looks like 7 years later, her departure from Girls’ Generation is still generating conflicting opinions, especially with You Quiz on the Block‘s recent editing job. What do you all think about the situation?