Alleged Government Worker Sparks Backlash As They Try To Sell BTS Jungkook’s Misplaced Hat Online

The worker claims “rightful ownership” after saying Jungkook accidentally left the item behind during schedules.

Recently, Korean ARMYs found an online post that has been stirring up debate after the OP (original poster) claimed to be a government worker selling a hat BTS‘s Jungkook allegedly left behind at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in 2021.

BTS’s Jungkook | @SeptemberJK97/Twitter

The post listed a black KANGOL Bermuda casual bucket hat for sale at the steep price of ₩10.0 million KRW (about $6,990 USD). The OP explained in the item description how they came to possess the item.

Post selling a hat that allegedly belonged to Jungkook | theqoo

Selling a hat worn by BTS’s Jungkook

– Obtained in September 2021

– Why I have it: I found it when BTS paid a confidential visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to make their passports, and Jungkook left it in the waiting area. (I’m attaching my ID card for proof.) Since then, for the next six months, he has not called or visited to retrieve it. Therefore, the ownership now belongs to the person who found it, which is me.

– It’s a KANGOL brand bucket hat worn by Jungkook himself. It’s in used condition. You cannot buy this elsewhere.

– Value is expected to rise overtime since it once belonged to a global superstar.

– I’ll ship by mail only.

– Serious inquiries only. Please do not contact me if you’re not interested in buying.

– Price is firm. I really do think that in the future, the hat’s value will increase way over the suggested price.


Item description | theqoo

KANGOL bucket hats can be easily purchased online and are reasonably priced, making the legitimacy of BTS’s Jungkook previously owning the specific hat listed difficult to verify.

BTS’s Jungkook was seen wearing the hat in a picture from the group’s 2021 MUSTER SOWOOZOO rehearsals, showing that he did own the same hat at one point.

(From left to right) BTS’s RM, Jungkook (wearing a KANGOL bucket hat), V, and J-Hope during “2021 MUSTER SOWOOZOO” rehearsals | @BTS_twt/Twitter

Knowing there would be questions about the legitimacy of the OP’s claims, they posted a censored photo of their official government identification card to show they had reason to be at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office.

OP’s alleged official government identification card | theqoo

Netizens also found an issue with the claim that the item’s ownership was transferred after six months. One K-netizen called attention to the legality of the claim while asking fans to report the alleged government employee to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office.

For one, the government worker in question does not understand how the law works. The ownership of a lost item can only transfer to the finder if the item’s original owner is unidentifiable. This worker knows for a fact that the item belonged to Jungkook. In this case, because the original owner is identifiable, the ownership will continue to belong to Jungkook unless Jungkook officially releases his right to ownership. Therefore, at this point, this worker could be charged with theft and/or embezzlement.

— Translated tweet from @shnij/Twitter

In a separate tweet, the K-netizen added, “Please report to the auditing department’s manager at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The item has since been marked as sold, indicating someone shelled out the nearly $7,000 USD for the hat.

The hat allegedly formerly belonging to Jungkook sold for nearly $7,000 USD | theqoo

If the hat belonged to Jungkook, do you believe the OP had the right to sell it?

Source: theqoo


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