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    Discourage and Despair Online as Kim Woojin Leaves K-Pop Idols Stray Kids

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    The nine-person-strong K-pop sensation that formed just two years ago has lost its oldest member, 22-year-old vocalist Kim Woojin, who’s left due to "personal circumstances", the band’s management company JYP Entertainment communicated.

    Vocalist Kim Woojin has prompted a social media storm by departing the K-pop sensation Stray Kids as the hashtag #ThankYouWoojin is trending on Twitter with about half a million posts. As their management company JYP Entertainment, who formed the band in a TV show in 2017, stated the 22-year-old has parted ways with the 8 other members over "personal circumstances”.

    It has also cancelled Woojin’s exclusive contract and the hit-maker Stray Kids has delayed the release date of its new EP “Clé: Levanter” for two weeks to 9 December.

    Woojin was the oldest member of the band and the group’s debut EP “Mixtape” dropped in January 2018. The band itself was given the title of honorary ambassador by South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism six months later. His departure has left many fans heart-broken, who’ve since rushed to Twitter to share their feelings and thank their idol.

     

    ​Some called on fellow fans to support the star and pray that he is okay.

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