EXID‘s Hani has been on the rise after a fancam of the group went viral, but recently there has also been a rumor spreading involving the singer.
The original rumor stated, “Female Idol A, sex slave of married middle-aged actor B = A popular member of a girl group that has recently started to gain fame late into their debut has been involved in a secret love affair with one of Korea’s top middle-aged actors. Even after she gained fame, A has been known to run over to him voluntarily whenever B calls and she goes along with B’s well known perverse tastes.”
Many netizens have begun speculating that the persons A and B are Hani and Lee Byung Hun. Actor Lee Byung Hun, who has been featured in top American films such as G.I. Joe: Retaliation and the upcoming Terminator Genisys, has also been involved in a recent controversy involving Lee Ji Yeon and Dahee. The actor is married to actress Lee Min Jung, who recently revealed she is pregnant.
EXID’s agency Yedang Entertainment told Star News on February 17th, “We saw the rumor and noticed that Hani’s name was appearing, but we didn’t initially pay much attention to it because the claims were ludicrous and it wasn’t true. However, more people were exposed to the rumors than we initially thought. We would like to state once more that Hani has no relation to the rumors, and if anyone spreads this rumor further we will take aggressive actions against them. Hani, as well as all the other members of EXID, are working hard on a new song so fans don’t have to worry too much about the rumors.”