Korean hijabi influencer Ayana Jihye Moon (문지혜 아야나) has been very open about sharing her religious journey after converting to Islam when she was 16 years old. The now 26-year-old migrated to Malaysia back in 2017 before moving to Indonesia the following year to study Islam.
The influencer previously caused a stir when she posted a photo of herself visiting her brother at his military camp in Seoul. The public figure was criticised by netizens for not properly covering her aurat in the photo. She has since shared her statement after the backlash but it looks like there’s a new controversy that she’ll have to address sooner or later.
A series of videos of Ayana without her hijab has been posted on TikTok by a suspicious user who goes by @agnesdias24. There appears to be no other videos on the channel other than those of Ayana and her friends. The user claimed that these (possibly leaked) photos and videos are recent and that the source is her friend’s Naver blog account.
In the photo compilation videos posted by the anonymous user, we can definitely see the Korean influencer hanging out with her friends in South Korea without wearing her hijab. @agnesdias24 even claimed that she dined at a restaurant that serves alcohol and non-halal food. Some of these photos were shown to have been shared by her friends as they tagged her in their IG stories.
What’s even more suspicious is that the last video showed a screenshot of the webtoon author’s own IG story meant to only be viewed by those in her Close Friends list. Netizens reacted to the shocking images with many actually coming to her defense saying that the situation for Muslims in Korea is different than those elsewhere; echoing Ayana’s previous statement. Some even questioned the mysterious TikTok user as to where they got access to these photos and videos.
At the time of writing, it is currently unknown if most if not all of these images are actually recent as Ayana has not released any official statement although some speculated they are cause she was seen using an iPhone 13. The internet celeb is still seen wearing her hijab in her in all of her IG posts.