Kang Daniel Pens Emotional Farewell To KONNECT Entertainment

Kang Daniel has officially announced his departure from KONNECT Entertainment, sharing a heartfelt message with fans on his Instagram account. The former WANNAONE star expressed his disappointment and sadness in delivering the news, while also extending his gratitude to all the staff and artists he worked with at the agency.

The End of an Era

In his message, Kang Daniel wrote, “It’s unfortunate and sad to end this journey with such bad news.” He thanked everyone at KONNECT Entertainment for their shared time and efforts, emphasizing that their journey together had now ended.

His message read:

Hello, this is Kang Daniel.

Can you believe it’s already halfway through the year? As the weather has quickly warmed up, I’ve realized how fast time flies.

The journey with KONNECT, which has been both a protective fence and a lesson in responsibility for me over the past five years, has now come to an end. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to all the employees and partners who have led KONNECT with me, through both tears and laughter. I won’t forget these feelings.

Although it’s unfortunate and sad to end this journey with such bad news, I plan to keep working hard quietly, as I always have. I’ll take this as a time to think and prepare for a brighter future.

And to our DANITYs, who are probably thinking about me more than anyone right now! I promise to always be by your side as Kang Daniel. I’ll do my best to bring you good news soon, so please don’t worry too much and make sure to take care of yourselves. Thank you. Kang Daniel

The issues between Kang Daniel and KONNECT Entertainment began a few weeks ago when Daniel filed a complaint with the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency. He charged the major shareholder, Mr. A, with violation of criminal law and fraud. According to Kang, he suffered significant losses after shareholder A allegedly stole his identity and used the company seal on an advance distribution contract worth KRW 10.0 billion (about USD 7.25 million) in December 2022.

Following the complaint, it became clear that Daniel would leave the company once his contract expired. Subsequently, all other artists have also left the agency, leading to the expected closure of KONNECT Entertainment.

A Promise for the Future

In his message to fans, Kang Daniel promised to continue working hard and preparing for a better future. He reassured his supporters that he would strive to bring them good news soon. While his next steps remain uncertain, fans are optimistic and excited about what lies ahead for him.

Kang Daniel’s departure marks the end of a significant chapter in his career. As he moves forward, fans eagerly await updates on his new endeavours and opportunities.

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