BTS member Jungkook (정국) suddenly got caught up in dating rumours – and ARMYs (BTS stans) are not prepared for the news.
The shocking news came out, following a leaked CCTV footage, showing the 22-year-old allegedly hugging a woman, which fans believed to be his girlfriend. In addition, a photo of the 2 enjoying drinks together with a friend also circulated online.
Some also insisted that the guy in the picture is not Jungkook, but it’s a picture of rapper Hash Swan (real name Han Deok-kwang) – who coincidentally sports the same hairstyle with the “Golden Maknae”.
As a response, the South Korean entertainer took to his Instagram story to shut down all the false reports. He posted a screen shot of the footage along with the caption, “This is not me. Many people have been asking.”
BTS’ agency, Big Hit Entertainment came out with an official statement in addressing the issue today (17th September 2019). The statement reads:
“The ongoing dating rumours regarding our artist Jungkook is absolutely not true. During his visit to Geojedo, his circle of tattooist acquaintances was also visiting there so he went out with them for meals and karaoke sessions.
We are sorry that his private life had to be distorted like this during his extended break. We are currently investigating whether or not the picture was taken illegally, and we will take strict legal action accordingly. In addition, the action of spreading false information to defame our artist will also be facing strict legal consequences.”
For those who might not know, all 7 members of BTS – RM, Jin, J-hope, Suga, Jimin, V as well as Jungkook – have been enjoying their break from the entertainment industry.