K-Netizens react to fans’ claim that BTS V and Jennie’s relationship leaks are a new style of media game between HYBE and YG.
K-Netizens reacted to fans’ claim that Taehyung and Jennie’s relationship leaks are a new style of media play.
Some international fans created an analysis consisting of 11 pages of text explaining why these rumors are a mutual media game between the two companies.
The main theses are (TLDR):
1. HYBE and YG are partners, not enemies.
2. There is no 100% confirmation of their relationship, which plays into the hands of both companies.
3. Rumors are filled with a lot of “lucky coincidences.”
4. Silence of both companies.
Despite detailed analysis, K-netizens aren’t buying it. They commented:
“I love it when non-Koreans act like they know everything about our country. Stocks of both companies have been falling since the beginning of the rumors, and the generic public doesn’t care about it,” “Don’t be ridiculous. Who other than shippers and delulu fans care about idols dating though?,” “Basically, you call Taehyung and Jennie liars,” “They are obviously dating and don’t even hide it. Even reliable and well-known insiders like deuxmoi know about them,” “The general public doesn’t care about idols, just accept that they’re dating,” “Fans are seriously pathetic. I’ve never seen such hysteria because of someone’s dating,” “If this is a media play, then what’s the benefit? None of the groups improved because of the rumors, and the both company’s stocks continue to fall,” “The fans of both groups are kinda pathetic. 11 pages of analysis to prove they’re not dating? It’s both funny and sad at the same time.”