YG Entertainment has since released a short statement about the photo.
Multiple Korean media outlets have reported on a photo alleged to be of BTS‘s V and BLACKPINK‘s Jennie together on Jeju Island, Korea.
The photo first began circulating on Korean online community websites, like Nate Pann, on May 22. It is alleged to have been taken on Jeju island. The photo reportedly shows the two global stars in a car that does not have tinted windows.
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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While some believe that the photo is real, some are accusing the photo to have been photoshopped.
According to Topstarnews, however, the fact that Jennie recently visited Jeju—and the fact that the female in the photo is wearing Gentle Monster sunglasses—give credence that the woman is Jennie.
Meanwhile, K-Pop fans have since pointed out that V also visited the island recently. Jennie and V had previously been swirled up in dating allegations when V accidentally followed Jennie on Instagram.