A friend of BTS Jungkook’s tattoo artist, Lee Mijoo, opens up about the dating rumors.
YTN met with an acquaintance of the Lee Mijoo to hear the specific story about the situation. He confirmed that the tattoo artist has been suffering from continuous hate comments from fans.
The stress she is receiving is beyond words. I’m grateful that she hasn’t committed suicide. She is suffering from people cursing at her for unchecked facts. I think these malicious comments are worse than an actual crime. Its things like this that can cause non-celebrity people like us to think about doing something horrible. I wish people would take action and do something like revealing actual names online.
— acquaintance of Lee Mijoo
He continued to reveal that she has been receiving phone calls every day including foreign calls from fans, harassing her about the rumors. It has gotten to the point where her personal information has been spread all over the internet, making her friends and family a target to the hate comments as well.
On September 17, an online community released a photo from a CCTV capture screen that raised suspicion. Netizens questioned whether or not the person in the photo was Jungkook during his trip to Geojae-do.
In response, Big Hit Entertainment released a statement to shut down the dating rumors.
On September 17, Jungkook visited this location in Geojae-do where tattoo artist Lee Mijoo and other workers were staying. Footage from this day of Jungkook giving what seemed like a back hug to the tattoo artist was leaked online causing fans to question if the two were in fact dating.
Previously, the tattoo shop released a statement regarding the dating rumors between Jungkook and Lee Mijoo.