Amber Liu announced that after a decade with SM Entertainment as a member of girl group F(x), she has decided not to renew her contract.
Although she is no longer labelmates with many celebrities that she has formed close relationships with, that doesn’t mean that she is no longer friends with them.
Amber announced the news by posting a handwritten letter on her Instagram, expressing her appreciation for her time with the company.
View this post on Instagram
Hi Everyone, I would like to announce my contract with SM Entertainment has ended today and I have decided to part ways with the company. From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank everyone who believed in me and have been so patient with me all these years. I can’t wait to show you what’s in store in this next chapter of my career. Again and always, THANK YOU, love, peace, and boba 😉 안녕하세요 여러분, 오늘부터 SM 엔터테인먼트와의 계약이 종료 됐다고 말씀 드리고 싶습니다. 그동안 저를 믿어주시고 기다려주신 분들에게 깊히 감사드리고 싶어요. 앞으로도 더 열심히 더 열정적인 엠버가 되도록 최선을 다하겠습니다. MeU들 영원히 사랑하고 앞으로도 만나요! 감사합니다!
While Amber has left the company, her fellow member in F(x), Luna has expressed her support for Amber’s decision.
She was spotted liking the Instagram account, showing fans that she was in full encouragement of Amber making the choice to end her contract with SM Entertainment.
Although Luna and Amber have been incredibly close friends, Luna has shown consistent support of Amber’s solo endeavours, just as Amber has done the same for Luna.
Meanwhile, SHINee’s Key also expressed his support for Amber, by liking her letter on Instagram.
While he is currently enlisted in the military, Key still posted a comment on Amber’s photo, expressing his encouragement for Amber’s choice.
go amber go!
Luna and key liked amber’s post+key commented on the post 💜💚 pic.twitter.com/pNbOzSC4nR
— 💎 (@llamaclouds) September 1, 2019
— Paiger Waiger (@PaigerWaiger_) September 1, 2019
While Key chose to renew his contract with SM Entertainment last year, it has been heartwarming for fans that he has continued to support his friend while she pursues the next chapter in her life.
While Amber has been close friends with Key and Luna for years while she is an idol, it is heartwarming to know that they will continue rooting for her as much as they can, even if she is no longer promoting with SM Entertainment.
Other celebrities have also expressed their support for Amber’s announcement.
Her friend and former U-KISS member Kevin Woo left her some encouraging words.
You did it!!! It’s your time to shine🔥 FLY LLAMA FLY!!!🦙
Buzzfeed content creator Steven Lim, choreographer Kyle Hanagami and actress Arden Cho were also among the celebrities who expressed their support for Amber.
It is reassuring to know that no matter what decision Amber makes for herself, she has people in her life who are always there to back her up.
Even when she endeavours through the next chapter of her life, it is clear that fans will continue to see Luna, Key and many other celebrities in support.