With other SM idols like Yesung having their own fashion stores and labels, it would seem unfair, and unlikely, to target Jessica for starting her own; perhaps they didnt like Sica taking spending time on her personal affairs, but if its not affecting her SNSD-related engagements, then there doesnt seem to be much reason for SM to be against how she wishes to spend her time. Tyler Kwon isnt popular among many fans, but punishing Jessica like this for her taste in men also seems rather far-fetched; that said, this could be a pre-emptive measure undertaken by SM in the event that Jessica and Tyler do tie the knot, though they do not seem to be engaged right now. The only other active female idol to have married is now on hiatus and her group effectively broken up; SM may be wanting to avoid the same fate for their flagship girl group, though its difficult to say if Jessica had as much influence on SNSD as Sunye did with the Wonder Girls.
In any case, I wish Jessica all the best in her future endeavours. While she is now more or less in the same situation as Super Juniors Kibumexcept for the fact she is officially out of the groupI believe Jessica will remain relatively successful with her activities. Even if SM attempts to relegate her to the sidelines as they have done with Kibum, as a way to make an example of them to other SM idols to quash any hopes of regaining some control over their careers from the company, Jessica has been smart enough to cultivate a (perhaps modest) fanbase in China through Weibo. If no one in South Korea, including Sones, supports her, she will at least have China.
Its been a crazy day in a crazy year for K-popand SM in particular. Readers, what do you think of this sudden turn of events? What are your thoughts on SNSD continuing as eight?