According to journalist Kim Yena of TV Report, there are rumors that the veteran idol group of 12 years is slowly stepping towards separation. Multiple factors such as the members' military enlistment, T.O.P's marijuana controversy, Taeyang's impending marriage, and more are named to be the reasons.
Just recently, the rumors gained more strength as G-Dragon revealed to be expanding his business. It's reported that the BIGBANG leader is focusing hard on his fashion brand and has been frequently having meetings with associates of the industry. His recent building purchase is also assumed to be for his fashion business. Along with G-Dragon, Seungri has also been focusing heavily on his business. In fact, the idol star has been frequently posting about his successful ramen restaurants on social media.
As for Daesung and Taeyang, it's stated the two are planning to focus on their individual promotions. Daesung has been promoting mainly in Japan while Taeyang recently announced his marriage to actress Min Hyo Rin. He's also scheduled to enlist next year. Lastly, T.O.P is expected to remain on hiatus for the next several years due to the ongoing harsh criticism, making it difficult for all 5 members to get together as a whole.
On the bright side, it's also stated that there are several members who expressed desires to keep BIGBANG together. However, with multiple inevitable factors, BIGBANG members might have no choice but to walk separate paths. Military enlistment is also a big issue for the group.
Rumors are rumors. Nothing is set in stone but it's unfortunately true that we will not be able to see all 5 members together on stage for a while. With unclear future for the idol group, some are sadly accepting that we might be seeing the end of BIGBANG soon.
Netizens who saw the article posted negative comments about the journalist and said that BIGBANG will never split and remain together forever.
Netizens commented, "As expected this was written by Kim Yena (laughs) why don't you continue praising SM and stop bullying YG? What's up with the nonsense about BIGBANG being doomed and disbanding?", "If you look at Kim Yena's articles she disses YG and keeps quiet about SM.", "Yep, BIGBANG ain't disbanding.", "Who are you to say BIGBANG is disbanding? Are you out of your mind?", and more.