8 Idols Whose Careers Were Nearly Ruined By Hateful Rumours

They were targeted by netizens.

1. IU

In late 2013, IU suffered from groundless rumors which stated that she was preparing to get married to a famous boy band member. She requested an investigation and the culprit was arrested.

2. Han Seungyeon

In 2013, Seungyeon suffered from groundless rumors that accused her of luring and seducing powerful entertainment officials in order to better her career. Her parents even became aware of the rumor.

3. Sulli

In early 2014, rumors that Sulli was pregnant started garnering much attention. The original poster claimed that she saw Sulli at a pregnancy clinic and the false rumor spread like wildfire.

4. Hyunseung and HyunA

In early 2014, a seemingly legitimate article claiming that Cube Entertainment stated that HyunA was pregnant with Hyunseung’s baby was released. The article later turned out to be fabricated.

5. Rain

In November 2014, alleged photos of Rain’s nudes were leaked. The original poster claimed that the pictures were from Kim Taehee’s lost phone. The pictures later turned out to be not Rain.

6. EXO’s Suho

Rumors that Suho’s father was an official in a pro-Japanese government faction spread among netizens. Many netizens were outraged at both Suho and his father for this but the rumor was again, false.

7. Sunmi

The real reason behind Jay Park’s sudden departure from JYP Entertainment always received a number of malicious discussions. One of which is that the former 2PM member allegedly had a relationship with Sunmi.

The rumors were totally unfounded. Netizens simply speculated on his departure from the agency and Sunmi leaving Wonder Girls at the time as the main links of this speculation.

8. Lovelyz’s Jisoo

An anti-fan posted that she had been in a homosexual relationship with Lovelyz’s Jisoo and claimed that Jisoo had sexually harassed her. The truth was revealed and a year later, the anti-fan reached a settlement with Woollim, agreeing to cease spreading the false rumors.

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