On August 18, a picture of YOUNITE‘s Hyunseung and TWICE‘s Chaeryoung was posted in an online community.
The picture is of Hyunseung and TWICE’s Chaeryoung. The picture shows Hyunseung looking up at a sticker filter of Chaeryoung. Written on the picture is a derogative term that alludes to pornography.
— pannchoa (@pannchoa) August 18, 2022
YOUNITE’s agency, Brand New Music, released a statement denying Hyunseung took any part in creating the picture. The label stated the picture was edited maliciously and that they would be taking legal action.
The full translation of the statement is below.
This is Brand New Music.
We have found that there is a maliciously edited photo of one of our artists on social media.
We will be pursuing legal action against those who maliciously spread slander, personally attack, and engage in creating false rumors. Please report these cases to our email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank our fans for their love and support and ask for their active cooperation.
Brand New Music will continue to work to protect our artist’s rights.
— Brand New Music