The topic of idols dating has always been something that netizens have had very different views about. Whether they are true or not, any rumors can negatively impact the idols involved.
The same has happened recently after a Twitter user has been releasing images of BTS’s V and BLACKPINK’s Jennie.
Over the past few days, netizens have been shocked after a user on Twitter has been sharing images of V and Jennie together, explaining that it is proof of the duo dating. In particular, the latest photo allegedly showed the duo in V’s house.
It isn’t the first time that the two idols have gained attention after allegedly being spotted together. Back in May, an image of V and Jennie in a car was released, and it started the rumors again of the duo dating.
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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Of course, there is no confirmation on whether all of the photos are real or whether, as many netizens believe, they are photoshopped. Yet, as the images keep coming, although netizens are being vocal about their thoughts, two parties that have stayed surprisingly quiet is V’s label HYBE and Jennie’s company YG Entertainment.
In the past, when rumors surrounding idols have been spreading, HYBE particularly has been known for releasing statements swiftly. Despite being brief, YG has also shared statements regarding dating rumors, even if they are just to acknowledge them.
bighit shut down random vague rumors that namjoon is married in less than a day but won’t say anything about the giant pieces of evidence about taehyung and jennie over the last few months lol their silence is basically an answer already
— 혜자 (@5595z) August 22, 2022
Yet, although many days have passed, there have been no comments from either company, apart from YG Entertainment vaguely addressing the rumors that Jennie and V were going to New York Together.
Many believe that to stop the rumors or protect the artists from hate, the companies should’ve addressed the rumors as soon as they started.
Real or Not. This ain't funny anymore.
BIGHIT PROTECT TAEHYUNG
— Tofi⁷ ₛₒₗₒᵢₛₜ ₖₜₕ (@Vholic_) August 24, 2022
The hate that Jennie is receiving right now is absolutely sickening, and YG really needs to move and speak up now. @ygent_official Protect Jennie PROTECT YOUR ARTIST
— ☔ (@artistryjen) August 24, 2022
HYBE/YG when it comes to Jennie and Taehyung dating rumor pic.twitter.com/8HXtv2eF4m
— jesha.🕷 (@svtlvrre) August 24, 2022
Even if a statement isn’t made regarding the dating rumors, many believe that the companies should’ve taken action against the account spreading “misinformation” if it isn’t true. The account has even promised that they have more content to post, yet neither HYBE nor YG Entertainment is doing anything.
yg and hybe need to take action and sue because this isn’t the first, second, or third time that the privacy of their artists have been invaded
— ❦ (@jenminsetters) August 24, 2022
your artist is getting defamed, unconfirmed pictures are being spread with malicious intent as a targeted attack. It's YOUR duty to protect the integrity nd privacy of taehyung as an artist under ur name, please take appropriate action immediately!
— Protect Taehyung | Slow (@BlockForV) August 24, 2022
Of course, although there is no confirmation of the rumors, netizens are also criticizing the companies if they are real. Many pointed out that if someone managed to obtain personal images from the idols’ phones, then their privacy isn’t being protected.
Taehyung and Jennie dating isn't concerning. What's concerning is the fact that someone is leaking these pictures and violating their privacy.
— Run BTS (Taylor's version) 💜🧣 (@_TayandTae_) August 24, 2022
going out of your way to PAY people to spread EDITED photos just for the sake of using the artist for the fame and engagement they have is truly disgusting not to mention the invasion of privacy. I hope bh takes action this has been happening for way too long
— 뷔민 (@vminpinkie) August 24, 2022
This is even scary, many say that person was a friend of Taehyung and Jennie, others that he is a hacker. Shit, that person is violating jennie and taehyung's privacy. While YG and BIGHIT do nothing.
— ͥ ͣ ͫ฿eår 🕷 (@Taehyung_daz) August 24, 2022
Whether it is true or not, HYBE and YG Entertainment should’ve swiftly addressed the rumors in some way to protect their artists. With V in New York and BLACKPINK set to travel to America for the VMAs, the pictures and allegations are moving the focus away from the idols’ talent and focusing on their personal lives.
You can read more about netizens sharing their concerns about the lack of protection for Jennie amidst the rumors below.