IZ*ONE’s Sakura was spotted in Gimpo International Airport in Korea, and fans have left comments stating how much they missed the idol.
Following the scandals following CJ E&M and Mnet concerning the rigging of votes during the Produce series, IZ*ONE and X1 have been put on a hiatus. With this, the Japanese members of IZ*ONE returned to Japan while the Korean members are reportedly staying in their homes.
Fans were surprised to find Sakura in Korea. She was spotted alone, without a manager or security with her. It has been 39 days since fans have heard or seen from Sakura, and many couldn’t help but comment over how much they missed her.
I love you, Sakura. I really missed you.
– Korean Netizen
Many wonder what she’s doing here in Korea, with some voicing out concern over the idol. Some have noted how skinny she looks and hopes that despite the scandals, the idol is happy and healthy. Netizens have also commented that they hoped she’d get activities in Japan, whether as a member of IZ*ONE, HKT48, or as just Sakura.