Jackson Wang (王嘉爾) became a trending topic after a few unlikely scandals about him made its way on social media.
The nasty rumours circulated mainly on Weibo, after someone spread a clip of him allegedly holding the hand of an influencer known as Iris at a nightclub. Apart from that, an internet troll also claimed Jackson hit on her once at a club in Toronto.
iGOT7s (as the group’s fans are lovingly called) were quick to shut down the allegations. They clarified that the video in question, featuring Jackson and Iris, was from back in July during the launch party of his clothing label, Team Wang. Fans also noted that there were a lot of other fashion influencers and industry insiders in attendance.
Iris also held a live broadcast during the event, showing her having a conversation with the “Oxygen” singer. According to her, Jackson greeted her and said he had seen her on Instagram previously. Many fans came to the 26-year-old idol’s defence, stating that Jackson did the same thing while socialising with other influencers.
The rumour didn’t stop there, guys!
A netizen also claimed that Jackson hit on her during a night out at a club in Toronto. The internet user asked, “Is Jackson still in Canada?” She replied, “Wow, there was a person at Rebel who just took off his sunnies and asked if I was Chinese. I said yes. He said his name is Wang Jia’er and asked if I knew who he was. I said I didn’t know him. We also shook hands. I was a bit dazed, but I am conscious now.”
In a follow up comment, she wrote, “So Wang Jia’er and I shook hands. I even asked ‘Are you a fake Wang Jia’er?’ I’m sober now. I’m in deep regret now.” She then shared an alleged text exchange between her and Jackson. She reminded him of the time they met at Rebel, to which Jackson confirmed, replying, “Yes.”
Fans later claimed that the whole conversation was fake and edited using photoshop. The original texts shows a fan asking whether Jackson is really coming out with a new music project. Check out the screenshots of the texts below and feel free to do the comparison:
Seemingly dismayed by the recent controversy, many iGOT7s said that they’re getting fed up because they say this happens whenever Jackson Wang or GOT7 are preparing for their return to the K-pop scene. They also argued that these rumours were made up by anti-fans of the group.
In related news about GOT7, the boys are set to drop their new album “Breathe Of Love: Last Piece” on 30th November.