Netizens seem to to think that Red Velvet’s Seulgi and BTS’ Jimin are a couple, hence the ship name “SeulMin”. Just in case you didn’t know, “shipping” is a term used by K-Pop fans when they put 2 stars together and support them as a couple.
Dating rumours of the duo sparked after they were seen “showing signs of dating” at an award ceremony that was held at the end of last year. Netizens claimed that when Red Velvet and BTS were sitting next to each other at the event, Seulgi first waved at Jimin and when he waved back, she turned away. He then whispered to his member, Jin, about his “girlfriend”.
Although many fans were doubtful about the claims, that didn’t stop “SeulMin” shippers (aka polaristiques) from gathering other “evidences” to support their claim.
Let’s take a look at them, shall we?
1. Seulgi and Jimin were spotted wearing the same beanie.
2. They have also been accused of possessing “couple” accessories such as rings, bracelets, and necklaces.
3. Jimin kept “looking” at Seulgi when they were dancing onstage during a performance for SBS Gayo Daejun 2016.
4. The alleged couple were “staring” at each other at MBC Gayo Daejun. Netizens even claimed that they teased each other later on.
Upon seeing the “evidences”, some netizens stated that “SeulMin” shippers have gone too far with their speculations. One forum user replied, “Anytime an idol looks at another idol of the opposite gender they’re considered dating. Stop. It’s annoying.” A few netizens explained that many idols own the same accessories as they have the same sponsors.
What do y’all think? Do you think that the Jimin and Seulgi are dating for real or are netizens jumping to conclusions? Leave your thoughts in the comments box below!