The TOP 4 Most Awkward Dating Rumors In K-Pop
These rumors were just too wild to believe.
1. SHINee’s Minho and TVXQ’s Changmin
Changmin and Minho thought they were attending Yunho‘s Michael Jackson tribute as friends, but no. According to the Japanese tabloids, Changmin was on a date with a “mystery woman”!
How did that happen? At the time, Minho’s locks were so long and luscious that the press mistook him for a girl.
As such, a Japanese reporter snapped this photo and reported the stars’ platonic outing as a secret date.
At the time, fans had an absolute field day with the “scandal” and were quick to point out the “mystery woman’s” true identity. Greetings, paparazzi. This is Minho. He is a man. Now, move along…
To this day, fans still joke about this seriously awkward rumor.
Hopefully, Changmin and Minho still laugh about it too!
2. EXO’s Lay and Lee Soo Man
This “dating scandal” between Lay and SM Entertainment‘s completely took fans by surprise. To this day, no one knows exactly how this rumor began, but people have speculated that it may have stemmed from Lay’s great respect for Lee Soo Man. The rumour was so absurd and baseless that fans couldn’t help poking fun at it.
3. Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung and Won Bin
Is it possible to date someone you’ve never even spoken to? Celebrity X-Files seems to think so. They claimed Sooyoung and Won Bin were romantically involved but, at the time, this would have been impossible.
SM Entertainment said that the stars weren’t friends. They had never even met!
At the time, Sooyoung was already dating Jung Kyung Ho. He didn’t mind being dragged into this unintentional love-triangle. In fact, he was happy about being mistaken for someone as attractive as Won Bin!
Even though the scandal was not her fault, Sooyoung felt bad about it. During an episode of Strong Heart, she asked Won Bin’s good friend, Gong Hyung Jin, to apologize to Won Bin on her behalf.
4. Girls’ Generation’s Yoona and PSY
Yoona and PSY didn’t see this rumor coming… and neither did their fans.
In 2012, a Chinese media outlet reported that Yoona was having an affair with married man PSY.
According to the report, PSY met Yoona at a party and the two hit it off. They attended more parties together and soon became romantically involved.
The report also claimed that PSY’s wife knew about the affair but kept it a secret in order to protect PSY’s career and their children. This photograph was the basis for the tabloids’ wild claims.
The photographer mistook this Running Man cameraman for PSY. Thankfully, not many people believed this rumor. Back when it first came out, netizens found it both ridiculous and harmful.