Is BoA Hinting at Retirement? Her Latest Instagram Post Has Fans Guessing

On April 6 KST, BoA, the renowned singer, shared an Instagram story update that left fans puzzled.

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In her post, BoA wrote, “Once the contract ends, I can leave, right??” This seemingly innocent question stirred up quite a commotion among her followers.

Misinterpretation Leads to Uproar

Initially, many fans misread the post, interpreting it as “은퇴 (eun-twae)” or “retire.” This misinterpretation sparked a wave of concern and speculation about BoA’s future plans in the industry.

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BoA IG story
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Upon closer examination, fans realized that BoA had actually written “운퇴 (woon-twae),” a term not found in standard dictionaries. This discovery further deepened the mystery surrounding her message.

BoA IG story
BoA IG story
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Speculations and Theories Emerge

Fans and netizens began speculating about the meaning behind “운퇴 (woon-twae).”

Some speculated that it could be a shorthand for “leaving the gym” or “leaving [a] workout.” Others pondered if it was a typo, with BoA actually intending to write “retire.”

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BoA
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Netizens’ Reactions

Other netizens also share thier feelings on BoA instagram post:

  • “BoA you have done a lot for Kpop industry and we’re thankful”
  • “I think she’s earned the right to retire. There’s not very many idols that have been constantly active for 24 years.”
  • “BoA join LLOUD, ODDATELIER, or BLISSOO by BLACKPINK! u will be treated well”
  • “It’s okay, perhaps she will find another craft to thrive in. Just support her in whatever she wants to pursue.”
  • “Something is not going good with her”
  • “Why she want to retire so early ?”
  • “She wants to leave SM?”
  • “I think she’s earned the right to retire. There’s not very many idols that have been constantly active for 24 years.”
  • “I can’t believe she’s leaving SM”
  • “Well as long as she gets enough rest”
  • “I think something is not going well with her..?”

In recent news, BoA, the legendary K-pop soloist, recently shocked Korean netizens with her changed visuals, prompting discussions online.

The difference in her appearance, particularly her eyes, lips, and overall facial structure, led some to question if it was really her. Comments ranged from disbelief to humor, with some even suggesting she resembled SM Entertainment’s founder, Lee Soo Man.

BoA released the single “Emptiness” on March 26, and despite the visual discussions, she continues to promote her music actively on social media.