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Why do fans insist BTS V-Blackpink Jennie dating photos are edited? Hacker not sued for 'privacy breach'

Lack of legal action by BTS and Blackpink's labels have fans thinking that the hacker is simply making edits and trolling fans
Several new photos of the two idols' rumored date in Jeju Island has been allegedly leaked (BTS/Weverse, @jennierubyjane/Instagram)
Several new photos of the two idols' rumored date in Jeju Island has been allegedly leaked (BTS/Weverse, @jennierubyjane/Instagram)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: After a couple of days of peace, K-pop Twitter has been thrown back into the chaos of the BTS V and Blackpink Jennie dating rumor. Hacker Gurumiharibo is back with vengeance as they released a bunch of photos from the two idols' rumored date in Jeju Island. And while the majority of fans have taken to believing the rumor, there are still some who think the photos are edited.

On September 16, the hacker posted four photos of BTS' V and Blackpink's Jennie. One is the full photo of the cropped one where V was allegedly kissing Jennie's forehead. In the remaining, photos they are wearing the same outfits. The photos are also not blurred or show any obvious signs of Photoshop which have many believing the dating rumor now. In fact, they are now clamoring to get HYBE or YG to sue the hacker for privacy breach. But the labels' lack of action is why some fans think the photos are edited.


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More alleged leaked photos of BTS V and Blackpink Jennie are released online (@gurumiharibo/Telegram; Twitter)
More alleged leaked photos of BTS V and Blackpink Jennie are released online (@gurumiharibo/Telegram; Twitter)

Lack of legal action has fans confused

After the first four supposedly leaked photos in August, the hacker claimed that they had spoken to YG, that they would stop and the photos were all edited. BTS and Blackpink fans also felt that if legal action was being taken, it would be done silently. However, with the hacker still being active, this has sown a seed of doubt. Fans speculate that there was enough time to sue and if the K-pop labels had done so, the hacker would have stopped. So now, many think that there is no privacy breach as the photos are edited and hence there is no ground for legal action against the so-called hacker.

'There is no way'

This theory has K-pop Twitter divided. A fan reasoned, "Its either girlie herself leaking these pics, someone close to her or its edits cause no way if not the companies getting rid of whoever gurumi is, she herself won't do sht like deleting the rest of pics there or moving it to somewhere else or idk that looks pretty dumb to me lol." One fan tweeted, "There is no way - NO. F’ING. WAY. that BH/Hybe/YG would have allowed a hacker/stalker to continue to hold and share unnamed leaked private pics and info of their artists for almost a month. That GH is still here means 100% there was no hacking and no privacy breach."

Another fan posted, "I tried so hard to warn yall delusional people that V and Jennie was going out together, but yall kept saying edited and photoshopped. Now yall gonna cry because you know it is true." One fan commented, "If you guys still say it's an edit, I wonder which Editor has the best scenario like this, The photo on the car that first appeared and this one, clearly shows the truth. It's time for you guys to stop. Just support them. Jennie and V deserve to be happy. Taennie is real." But in the end, most fans don't care about the dating rumor, "I don't need a statement if they are dating or not. I want a statement saying that the company will sue for his breach of privacy. Even if this is a case where they can't sue, I want some mention of how you are planning to protect his rights to safety."






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