BTS member Jungkook/Courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment

Big Hit denies dating rumors of BTS member

BTS member Jungkook is caught up in rumors that the 22-year-old artist dated a woman on Geoje Island, which is located on the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula.

The rumors started early this week after CCTV pictures showed someone who looked like Jungkook hugged a woman. An internet user who posted them claimed that the woman is a tattooist.

Big Hit Entertainment, the agency of BTS, admitted that Jungkook traveled around Geoje during the seven-piece boy band’s first extended break over the past month.

However, the Seoul-based label denied the dating rumors by releasing a statement. It even talked about legal action against those who came up with the rumors.

Big Hit said that the claims regarding Jungkook that are being spread on social media right now are not true.

The outfit added while visiting Geoje Island, Jungkook found out his friends from a tattoo shop were on the island, too. Hence, they met for a meal and had a karaoke session, and that’s it.

We will take legal action against the disclosure of private information and violation of privacy after checking whether the CCTV footage was leaked or if there was illegal filming,” it said.

Meanwhile, Jungkook and his six bandmates finished their four-week vacation and emerged again over the last weekend. Then, BTS announced its tour dates, including performances in Saudi Arabia early next month.


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