A photo allegedly featuring BTS‘s V and BLACKPINK‘s Jennie has been making the rounds online. Given that the two are members of top K-Pop groups in the world, the rumors have taken the public by storm.
According to the original uploader, the two stars were spotted riding a car with untinted windows on Jeju Island. This comes after news that Jennie and her rumored boyfriend BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon have broken up. Their relationship had never been confirmed.
This is a photo that was sent in today. It might be they’re lookalikes, but it is allegedly a photo of two top idols. The female idol, in particular, has been rumored to have broken up with an OG idol member. So fans seem to be more receptive to this photo as true. We won’t name any names as we are not able to fact-check the photo.
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Some fans argued that the picture was edited, while others insisted that it is raw footage. Jennie’s label, YG Entertainment, neither confirmed nor denied the allegations in a statement to the media outlet, Chosun.
We have nothing to say.
— YG Entertainment
Not long after the rumor spread, fans began trending “LEAVE JENNIE ALONE” on Twitter.
They argued that the dating rumor is being used to distract the public from the recent bullying scandal of Garam from HYBE‘s and Source Music‘s new girl group, LE SSERAFIM.
Due to the severity of the accusations and the intense backlash HYBE received for their statements in Garam’s defense, netizens are suspicious about the timing of Jennie and V’s new scandal. They speculate that the scandal is being used to cover up Garam’s school violence accusations.
They thought that by using two of the most prominent artists in Korea and internationally as the cover, the public would divert their attention from "GARAM BULLY". But as I make you understand Hybe, you yourself dug your own grave.
LEAVE TAEHYUNG ALONE
LEAVE JENNIE ALONE
— Vante 🏳️🌈 | Tae🍷 (@xannie1996) May 22, 2022
nonsense lmao they are really trying to cover up the scandal of that girl huh. don't be fooled y'all. i know they are doing this to distract everyone. leave jennie alone mf. stop tolerating a bully and don't ignore the victims! never forget #garamOUT
— bonita♡̷̸ ia (@janepink_) May 23, 2022
WE ALL KNOW DAMN WELL THAT THE GIRL IN THE PIC ISN’T JENNIE AND THAT THIS IS ANOTHER WAY TO KEEP US DISTRACTED FROM THAT SCANDAL, LEAVE JENNIE ALONE.
— . (@I0vesickruby4_) May 22, 2022
If Kpop is going to continue using Jennie’s personal life as a cover-up shield despite incredibility & disregard to her as a HUMAN being FIRST, then it’s only fair that yge gets blamed for enabling such behavior by not taking L E G A L action
LEAVE JENNIE ALONE#EnoughIsEnough
— ّ (@factsNotea) May 22, 2022
i don't mind if they have a relationship but i don't like it if jennie or her relationship is used just to cover up other people's scandals and the one who continues to be the victim of people's insults is always jennie!
leave jennie alone.
— Hi J:) (@jenniniebear) May 22, 2022
they truly normalized using Jennie covering things up . Pls leave Jennie alone
— ✰ (@jnkproducer) May 22, 2022
Finally, they pointed out another instance of Jennie seemingly being used to make the public forget about a major scandal. In early 2021, her dating rumors with BIGBANG’s G-Dragon emerged when Seoul’s former mayor, Park Won Soon, was accused of sexually harassing his secretary. He died by suicide not long after the complaint was made public.
last year, a mayor having sexually harassed his secretary was reported and suddenly news about jennie having a relationship was released
now, a girl group member is under scrutiny for the bullying accusations against her, and again jennie’s name is being used
leave jennie alone
— gi | mandu (@jennieaceitgirl) May 22, 2022
Whether fans’ speculations are true or not, it is unlikely to ever be confirmed by the idols’ agencies. In related news, an Instagram account assumed to be G-Dragon’s has recently unfollowed BLACKPINK’s Jennie. Read all about it here: