Of all the Korean media companies, the one that seems to strike fear into netizens’ hearts the most is, no doubt, Dispatch. The new agency has been behind the reveals of many different K-Celebrity couples, exposing the truth behind numerous scandals and legal disputes.
Dispatch have been known to observe stars to catch them doing activities that may be frowned upon, like dating or clubbing. K-Pop’s biggest celebs have been captured, leaving some wondering if members of the biggest boy group in the world, BTS, have also dealt with the same thing.
For years, many ARMYs have recalled the story of BTS’s Jungkook being followed by Dispatch in an attempt to catch him dating. The original story recalls that Jungkook was seen instead riding on a scooter to buy Banana milk, with accompanying photos to go along with it.
remember when dispatch followed jungkook only to see him riding his scooter to buy some banana milk— pic.twitter.com/3YKIL1CjQM
— kashi⁷🦨 (@kookiecomforts) September 23, 2021
The photos do strongly resemble shots taken by Dispatch of other idols they have tailed, usually from far away and of lower quality.
However, were the photos taken by Dispatch to catch Jungkook?
When looking at the full photos, you can see a name, Park_Chim95Z, in the image. These are usually placed as watermarks to credit the person who originally took the pictures.
Because of this, it is clear that these photos were originally taken by, Park_Chim95Z, a fan who happened to see Jungkook out and about on that day. Fan reposts from around the time the photos were taken support this.
JUNGKOOK RIDING ELECTRIC BIKE. OMFG HES SUCH A BABY
— nana⁷ (@guknim) August 19, 2016
A fan saw Jungkook riding electric bicycle on the street earlier 😊
aww so cutie >< 💗 pic.twitter.com/6pNUFItDwC
— ᴅᴇɴᴅᴇɴ ✨ (@jeoncoke) August 19, 2016
Jungkookie spotted out in the streets
© Please take out with full credits
V. BTS-Jungkook pic.twitter.com/hJxSKXq3DP
— ayne #LetMeIn (@sehunpidity) August 19, 2016
This means Dispatch did not follow Jungkook then, and the only published photos of Jungkook are from collaborations with the news agency.
Check out a list of actual Dispatch reveals below.