Jessica Returns to Girls’ Generation?
Non-Chinese Kpop fans with little understanding of Weibo have started quite a ruckus declaring that Jessica, the member recently forced out of SNSD, had restored the phrase “Girls Generation” to her profile on the social-media network.
As supporting evidence, they have been sharing screenshots of her current profile page, such as the one below.
In fact, that line “South Korean celebrity, Girls Generation member Sooyoun Jung” appears to be part of the standard description provided by Weibo’s verification engine, as viewed on the mobile app. It kicks in when a celebrity account-holder has not added a personal description to their profile.
This can be confirmed by visiting the desktop version of Weibo where on the left-hand side, under her name, it says “她还没有填写个人简介” (She has not filled out her personal profile).
Weibo’s verification mark and description are on the right side of the website page.
Whether the Weibo-provided description is changed will depend on her going out of her way to ask for the update or for Weibo staff to make the change of their own accord. The latter is unlikely to happen soon though because many celebrities in China are still identified by their former groups, such as Wu Yifan of EXO.
Jessica is likely to add her own description before the Weibo-provided one is changed. Stay tuned for updates!