Who is BTS V dating? ARMY jokes 'he's happy with 6 men' as rumors swirl
HYBE responds by denying all rumors about BTS V dating the daughter of South Korea's Paradise Group chariman Philip Jeon
The K-pop group BTS has maintained a social position in the industry where all the members have been very civil when faced with rumors or scandals. The label has also been very protective so much so that BTS members are hardly ever involved in dating scandals. In the event of such accusations, HYBE usually issues an official statement denying them to protect the status of their artists.
Fans of BTS have been very open-minded on social media over the possibility of the members being in a relationship with their respective partners in the future, in case the members were to make their relationship statuses public. On October 14, ARMYs were suddenly met with a statement from HYBE that shocked a few of them because it seemed out of the blue.
Is BTS V dating?
Rumors of BTS' second youngest member dating someone have reportedly been doing the rounds on social media in the past few weeks. Naver reported that after pictures of BTS' V hanging out with the daughter of Paradise Group chairman Phillip Jeon. Paradise Group, also known as Paradise Co Ltd, is a Korea company primarily engaged in the casino business. The company operates its business through four segments including their casinos.
Some Korean stans of BTS reported that BTS' V had been spotted watching an exhibition with the wife of Jeon, Choi Yoonjeong. Reports from the fans also said that Yoonjeong was accompanied by her daughter whose name remains undisclosed. Claims suggest that V or Kim Taehyung was publicly spotted by numerous Korean fans after he attended the super-private preview event for the 'Korea International Art Fair 2021' aka KIAF 2021.
These fans also claimed that V was wearing a bracelet launched by a Paradise Group unit and suspected that it was a gift to V from the daughter of the chairman. Before these rumors went haywire, HYBE quickly responded by making it clear that V was not in a relationship with Jeon's daughter. In their statement to Naver, they said, "The family of Chairman Phillip Jeon and Choi Yoonjeong and BTS' V are just acquaintances."
Naver reports that this event was not one where BTS V could be protected from media attention and he was seen talking freely with fans and was pictured by the reporters at the event. He was also moving around the exhibit freely as he spoke to people without hesitation or fear of being caught off-gaurd. All these facts allude to the point that he would not do something like this so publicly if he were out and about with his significant other.
On speculation of V wearing a Paradise Group bracelet, fans of BTS know that the bracelet was gifted to him by his fellow member Jin.
'HYBE faster than BTS' rap line rapping'
Fans started joking around as soon as they heard the rumors were denied by HYBE instantly. Korean ARMYs were satisfied but International ARMYs are always late to the party as they expressed their shock upon HYBE's statement as this was their first time hearing about the rumor. Fans joked, "He’s dating 6 men delete this." One fan pointed how most ARMYs did not know of the rumors before news sites blew the entire ordeal out of proportion saying, "Media: Army in turmoil cuz of BTS V dating!!! V was seen in an exhibit with ppl from the opposite gender so he must be dating. Hybe: Dating rumors are false! Army: Wait what dating rumors??????????"
One oblivious fan said, "Damn Hybe so fast in denying I didn't even know about it." One more fan joked how the media blows things out of proportion saying, "Kim Taehyung breathing... Media- Netizens saying that BTS V just inhaled oxygen so you can say Kim Taehyung dating oxygen." One fan pointed HYBE's speed by saying, "Hybe denying v's dating rumors is faster than bts rap line rapssss uh-huh." One fan stated the obvious saying, "Do you think he could expose his partner in the middle of an exhibition since there was sasaeng around him? Damn, I don't know who is more delulu if they were made up by the rumor." Another fan pointed how HYBE did not want any more negativity spewing around saying, "The rumors where on the Korean side so it still hasn’t reached the international side, yet hybe was like not today bitches."
he’s dating 6 men delete this— drish (@taekoogf) October 14, 2021
Media: Army in turmoil cuz of BTS V dating!!! V was seen in an exhibit with ppl from the opposite gender so he must be dating😮— ReseOez⁷⟭⟬⟬⟭ ˙८ ˙ 85💜💜💜 (@OezRese) October 14, 2021
Hybe: Dating rumors are false!
Army: Wait what dating rumors?????????? pic.twitter.com/zfZd9TXevB
Damn Hybe so fast in denying I didn't even know about it— akong lover (@arinsbae) October 14, 2021
Kim Taehyung breathing— Rifah 🐻 (@Rifah_Tamanna98) October 14, 2021
Media- Netizens saying that BTS V just inhaled oxygen so you can say Kim Taehyung dating oxygen 😴
Hybe denying v's dating rumors is faster than bts rap line rapssss uh-huh. pic.twitter.com/sKilxNZj5J— eya⁷/ joons sweetest thang (@eyaamin_) October 14, 2021
Do you think he could expose his partner in the middle of an exhibition since there was sasaeng around him? Damn, I don't know who is more delulu if they were made up by the rumor or vmin and taekookas who made up tremendous stories to validate their shipps . damn..FreeTaehyung— Kim's TJ☘ (@VanteRuBy_) October 14, 2021
The rumors where on the Korean side so it still hasn’t reached the international side, yet hybe was like not today bitches.— 2ara ⁷ (@2ahra7) October 14, 2021