The reason why BLACKPINK's Jennie left my name is Gabriel

Jennie from BLACKPINK shared this image. (courtesy: jennierubyjane)

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BLACKPINK member Jennie has decided to decline an invitation to appear on director Kim Tae Ho's upcoming variety show, My name is Gabriel. According to All K-popBLACKPINK's Jennie was approached to join the cast of My name is Gabriel, but eventually withdrew. His independent label, Odd Atelier, informed Ilgan Sportsstating, “She will not participate in any variety shows at the moment, including My Name Is Gabriel.” My name is Gabriel marks Kim Tae Ho's latest project after the success of Infinite Challenge And Hangout with Yoo. The show aims to capture actors experiencing life abroad, with confirmed participants including Park Bo Gum, Ji Chang Wook, Park Myung Soo and Hong Kyung.

BLACKPINK member Jennie's potential involvement has sparked considerable interest, given Kim Tae Ho's track record on hit series, although the production team previously said, “Nothing has been confirmed “. Jennie's decision to retire from variety shows was partly due to the mixed reception of TVN's shows. Apartment 404. Despite high expectations, Apartment 404 has struggled with ratings, averaging around 1% nationwide according to Nielsen Korea. Although the show debuted with a 2.7% audience rating on February 23, viewership declined over the course of its four episodes.

Critics have pointed out Jennie's lack of influence in Apartment 404, raising doubts about the possibility of a ratings turnaround as the show approaches its midpoint. Negative reactions to the series are believed to have had a significant impact on Jennie, leading her to skip the wrap party due to overseas commitments and expressing hesitation about taking part in a potential second season. Additionally, Jennie's focus on preparing her first solo album under her own label is another factor influencing her withdrawal from variety show appearances. Announcing the creation of Odd Atelier, Jennie described it as “a new challenge”. However, the three months that followed revealed some instability, sparking both anticipation and concern regarding his debut solo album.

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