Updated December 18th, 2023 at 14:15 IST
Fantasy Boys’ agency reacts to rumours of 14-year-old member's illegal relationship with hairstylist
An unidentified internet user posted multiple pieces of evidence to show that the 14-year-old idol Kim Gyurae is in a romantic relationship with his stylist.
The K-pop group Fantasy Boys recently made headlines when the rumours of its 14-year-old member Kim Gyurae dating his 22-year-old hairstylist surfaced online on Sunday, December 17. An unidentified internet user posted multiple pieces of evidence to show that the minor idol is in a romantic relationship with his hairstylist. The band’s agency Pocketdol promptly put a rest to the rumours with an official statement.
Pocketdol issues a statement
Pocketdol said in a statement, “We are releasing the following statement about FANTASY BOYS member Kim Gyurae. We would like to apologize to the fans and the members who were disappointed by the controversy regarding Kim Gyurae’s private life, which is currently being spread online. However, we would like to state that there is a misunderstanding in regard to the leaked conversation. The person who first spread these messages maliciously edited the conversation to defame and spread misinformation about the artist.”
The label further threatened to take legal action against both the original offender and the people who were disseminating the messages.
What is the controversy?
The controversy erupted when a netizen claimed that Kim Gyurae was seeing a stylist who was much older than him. The internet user went on to post purported correspondence between Kim Gyurae and the stylist, claiming that they had paid a hacker from Japan to get into their private Instagram accounts and shared screenshots.
According to this, the two had their first conversation during Fantasy Boys' video fan call event. In between the fan calls, Kim Gyurae was allegedly texting the stylist and sending pictures of himself at the event.
Published December 18th, 2023 at 14:15 IST