Rocky D’ASTRO leaves the group and Fantagio, fans and netizens react
On February 28th, ASTRO member Rocky surprised fans when he announced his departure from the group and his agency Fantagio.
Both Fantagio and Rocky left a message for fans.
Announcement by Fantagio
First, Fantagio announced:
First of all, we would like to say a sincere thank you to all the fans who are showing their love and support to Astro.
After extensive discussions with Rocky, who has been with us as an Astro member for seven years, it was decided that he would end his exclusive contract with our agency and his activities as an Astro member.
We thank Rocky for his best time as a member of Astro and will continue to support Rocky sincerely.
We also thank the many fans who have supported and watched Rocky, and we ask that you continue to show your unwavering interest and support as Rocky begins a new beginning.
Astro will continue as a five-piece group going forward, and with Fantagio, the members will focus on unit and solo activities for now. We plan to actively support them in this [les membres] can work in many different areas.
We ask that you continue to show much interest and support to Astro members.
thank you »
Rocky’s letter to the fans
Afterwards, Rocky left a handwritten letter on his Instagram for fans.
“Hello, this is Rocky.
I’m greeting the fans for the first time in a while. First I want to apologize for not being able to bring good news, but I thought it would be fair to let Arohas know this news first, so I’m writing a letter here.
I will leave Fantagio, who I have been with for 14 years, and end my activities at Astro. The time I spent promoting Astro’s Rocky was invaluable to me.
I sincerely thank my members who have accompanied me during these times and especially Arohas, my greatest strengths.
With your overflowing love and encouragement I have been able to grow and learn a lot.
No matter where I am, I will not forget the memories I made with the limbs and the arohas and will cherish them carefully.
Arohas, thanks for everything so far. ”
The group will therefore continue as a group of 5 in the future.
Following the announcement, fans and netizens reacted to online communities. Some of the most popular comments are:
- “It is shocking”
- “I hope only the best for Rocky and Astro in their own future endeavors.”
- “I think it was his decision to leave, so I’ll just be happy for him.”
- “I think it was planned”
- “There were many things he wanted to do, hopefully he can do them now.”
- “I had a feeling he would leave when the contract expired”
- “I hope Astro and Rocky have a bright future”
- “I think it was the best choice for Astro and Rocky”
- “I wish him only the best”.
- “I hope he is happy with his decision and can do the activities he wants to do. »
- “I hate to say this, but I felt like … it seemed like he didn’t want to be there anymore … compared to the rest of the group.” I just hope that in the future he’s okay and happier. I’m just glad Moonbin’s still here. »
- “Astro fans are hurt and in pain! Rocky is an important member of Astro. He is Astro’s ace and all-rounder. He is in KPOP’s top 5 dancers and is an all-around performer. »
We wish him all the best for the future.