Yesterday, the interwebs were set abuzz when K-Pop idol girl group member, Victoria from f(x) updated her Weibo account with a photo that was quickly taken down within minutes. Netizens, who are known to be very sharp and analytical, spotted a person’s reflection in the silver spoon on her table in the photo. According to the fans, the person’s reflection looked exactly like TVXQ member Changmin.
Needless to say, it kicked off a frenzy of rumours and speculations by netizens and fans. A crisis, somewhat.
The thing is, Victoria has always had a habit of inviting labelmates (read: artistes from the same agency) over to her dorm because she loves cooking for them. But at the time that the picture was posted, she was supposed to have been in China for the New Year celebrations. How did Changmin mysteriously end up with her at the same time and at the same place? And why did she hurriedly take down the picture moments after it was uploaded? Was she trying to hide something? Are they dating?
Following the crisis, SM Entertainment (home to both f(x) and TVXQ) released a statement which read:
It’s true that the reflection of the person on the spoon is Changmin, but they were not alone and their staff were present. Shim Jae Won and stylists were there as well. It just so happened that only Changmin’s reflection was reflected off the spoon. We didn’t ask her personally why she erased the picture but due to overwhelming response, we believe she became scared.
Whatever it may be, whether they’re dating or not, we’re impressed at how observant netizens are!
And yes, Victoria, of course there would’ve been an overwhelming response. Changmin did once mention that his fans have always been hot on his heels anyway.