Chuu, a South Korean singer, was ousted from LOONA by the label Blockberry Creative on November 25, Friday. Chuu, whose real name is Kim Ji-Woo, was removed from the group over allegations of “abuse of power”. 

LOONA put out a statement on Monday announcing the decision. 

“We are releasing a statement to notify fans that we have decided that our agency artist Chuu will be expelled and withdrawn as a member of LOONA as of November 25, 2022,” Blockberry Creative wrote in a statement. 

Who is Chuu? 

Chuu, whose real name is Kim Ji-Woo, is a South Korean singer and TV personality. She was born on October 20, 1999, in Chungcheong, South Korea.  Eldest of three children, Chuu has two younger brothers. 

Chuu studied at the Cheongju’s Saet-byul Elementary school and subsequently at San-nam Middle School. 

Chuu became the 10th member of the Korean idol girl group Loona on December 14, 2017. On December 28 the same year, she released her self-titled single album “Heart Attack” as its title track. 

Chuu made her acting debut starring in the web drama Dating Class. She went on to host the variety show titled Insane Quiz Show. In March 2020, Chuu competed in King of Mask Singer under the name ‘Spring Girl’ where she dressed in spring outfit with flowers in her hair. 

She was also a regular in the Channel A show Steel Troops. 

Chuu came under scanner in the wake of a wave of bullying accusations against a number of stars of the K-pop industry. Chuu was one of the people who were accused of school bullying in 2021. However, later on, her accuser apologised for the false claims, and Blockberry Creative said they would take legal action against the accuser.