Sulli has pretty much been out of the public eye since she abruptly went on hiatus during f(x)’s promotions for “Red Light.”
The reasons “hiatus” evolved from “illness” to being “mentally and physically exhausted from the continuous, malicious comments and false rumors” to… hoping that everyone would simply forget that f(x) had a fifth member. However, it seems that as weeks turned into months since Sulli’s last sighting, SM Entertainment itself apparently forgot about Sulli, even as they prepare for an f(x) comeback in September.
Yesterday, it was reported that Sulli was preparing to leave f(x) to prepare for a career in acting, a rumor that certainly seemed reasonable given her extended absence.
According to various music industry insiders on June 25, Sulli has decided to end promotions as a member of f(x) and is preparing to officially embark on a solo career path as an actress.
SM’s initial response? “Um, lemme email a guy who may know a guy who may know something.”
“We read the articles regarding Sulli leaving the group. We are currently trying to check the situation. We are seeing whether there is any truth to this internally within the company. So once everything is organized, we will send out our statement.”
Ok, not the most graceful response. A simple “no comment” would probably have been better than admitting that one doesn’t know what the hell is going on in one’s own backyard. Still, once things were investigated, SM could put forth a more definitive statement, right? RIGHT?
Nope. SM “clarified” their previous statement with this:
“Nothing has been determined regarding Sulli leaving the group. Sulli’s team activities will be decided upon carefully.”
Ah, the classic “non-confirmation, nor denial” response. That will surely clear things up. The truly hilarious thing about all of this is that there’s a good chance that even SM Entertainment may not know what the hell is going on with Sulli.