A Social Welfare Center Is Under Fire For Invading  BTS Jungkook’s Family Privacy

A social welfare centre in Busan Is set under fire for “invading the privacy” of BTS‘s Jungkook's family.

A social welfare centre Is under fire for invading the privacy of BTS‘s Jungkook‘s family.

Social Welfare Center Is Under Fire For Invading  BTS Jungkook’s Family Privacy

As we know that Jungkook is from Busan although he moved up to Seoul later on to pursue his dreams. His grandmother used to stay in a village named Yeonje-gu, Busan. it is unknown where his family currently resides.

Recently, a social welfare center in Busan has come under fire for exploiting and “invading the privacy” of BTS‘s Jungkook and his family. 

The issue took place when the village map was distributed by the Yeonje-gu Yeonsan Combined Social Welfare Center. The map depicted various public facilities and tourist attractions.

Social Welfare Center Is Under Fire For Invading  BTS Jungkook’s Family Privacy
Village map published by the Yeonje-gu Yeonsan Combined Social Welfare Center.

A label on the map which caught many eyes was highlighted in big size that showed the neighbourhood where Jungkook’s maternal grandma used to reside. The label was one of the largest in size and placed right near the middle for people to see easily.

Social Welfare Center Is Under Fire For Invading  BTS Jungkook’s Family Privacy
Zoomed-in image of the label indicating Jungkook’s grandma’s neighbourhood.

The label reads as: “The house that BTS Jungkook’s grandmother used to live in. (Currently empty)

In the map, it was clarified as a tourist attraction and facility. The social welfare center claimed that they added the house to “enrich” the tourism in the village and felt it would be okay since no one currently lives there. 

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Here is what social  Welfare Center, “When we were creating the map, we did not simply seek to make it informative but also to include fun elements in it. Hence, we ended up including the information concerning the singer. We thought that it would enrich the things to see in the village.

Naturally, tourists began to flock to the quiet neighbourhood, which subsequently disturbed the people who currently live in the area. An elderly resident complained that strangers had been coming to ask about the address of the house. They claimed that including a famous singer’s family home on the map had created trouble for the neighbourhood.

Social Welfare Center Is Under Fire For Invading  BTS Jungkook’s Family Privacy
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After hearing their complaints, ARMYs and netizens criticized the social welfare center for their lack of invading privacy.

  • “Boosting tourism? Such nonsense”
  • “??? They’re not sane”
  • “Gasp. Privacy!!! Don’t they know what it is?”
  • “Ugh leave BTS alone”
  • “Huh, did they even get permission? What the”
  • “Aren’t they crazy? What are they doing? Aren’t the family members of BTS considered normal people? Why are they publicly distributing private information? Where’re the formalities?”
  • “They didn’t even get permission, what are they doing…?”
  • “Are they nuts”
  • “Aren’t they crazy.. they crossed the line”

Neither HYBE nor Jungkook have yet to speak on the issue. No news about the withdrawal or change of the maps has been reported either. Stay tuned for updates on the matter.

Jeon Jung-kook was born on September 1, 1997, in Busan. His family consists of his parents and an elder brother. He attended Baekyang Elementary and Middle School in Busan. When he became a trainee, he transferred to Singu Middle School in Seoul. Jungkook initially had dreams of becoming a badminton player when he was young, but seeing G-Dragon perform “Heartbreaker” on television, influenced him to want to become a singer.

He graduated from the School of Performing Arts Seoul, an arts high school, in 2017. In November 2016, he decided to forgo taking the CSATs, Korea’s nationwide university entrance exam. In March 2022, he received his degree from Global Cyber University’s Department of Broadcasting and Entertainment. He was awarded the President’s Award, the school’s highest honour.

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