The rumours claiming that BTS V (김태형) and BLACKPINK’s Jennie (제니) in a relationship have rocked the Korean entertainment industry ever since it came to light yesterday (Monday, 23rd May). It all started after photos depicting the duo apparently on a date circulated on an online community as well as social media platforms. Word has it that both of them were spotted on a trip to Jeju Island.
In particular, the photos featured the two K-pop idols inside a car. V was in the driver’s seat, while the girl group member was in the passenger’s seat. With further speculations spreading around the internet, local media outlets have been attempting to get in touch with the idols’ representative agencies, YG Entertainment and Big Hit Music (HYBE).
YG came up with a brief response to the media’s inquiry regarding the rumour. They commented, “We have nothing to say. We will inform you if we have a different response to share,” leaving all the fans in utter shock. Many argued that the dating rumours have led to several haters targeting Jennie. There were also some who brought up the time when Jisoo was rumoured to be dating footballer Son Heung Min in the past. YG quickly shut down all the claims, and called for the public to refrain from spreading any groundless speculation.
Meanwhile, the “Spring Day” singer’s label has yet to issue their statement to shed some light on the matter. As a result, fans were left concerned with the lack of response provided by the company. This has also infuriated a few fans of the group. Some claimed that the agency intended to cover the ongoing scandal involving a member of their new girl group.
As many fans continue to come up with various speculations about the news, former journalist Lee Jin Ho has decided to chime in with his thoughts on the recent news. In his latest video posted on his YouTube, the reporter presented some interesting piece of information in regards to the dating rumours.
He proceeded to discuss V’s past rumoured relationship with the daughter of a well-known business magnate. “Ms. Jeon (daughter of Phillip Jeon, the president of Paradise Group) and Jennie are known to be good friends. If the rumours about Jennie and V dating turn out to be true, this means that the former is dating her best friend’s ex-boyfriend. It has been less than a year since the dating rumour broke out,” reporter Lee explained in his video.
He then shifted his focus to YG Entertainment. According to the journalist, “The agency will usually come up with two statements if their celebrity gets embroiled in dating rumours. If it’s not true, they would reveal that they will take legal action. But if the rumour is true, they would say, ‘It’s their personal life so we have no way of knowing.”
For those interested, you can watch the full video here:
What do you have to say about the recent claims made by Reporter Lee in his video?