K-pop, recent news surrounding the alleged breakup of BTS V and BLACKPINK Jennie has ignited a storm of confusion and frustration among fans. On December 6, 2023, JTBC reported their separation attributing it to V's military enlistment.
Fans, thrown into confusion, contested the news, arguing that prior dating rumours were baseless. The lack of confirmation from HYBE and YG Entertainment only fueled the uncertainty, leaving fans trapped in a cycle of speculation.
Their dating rumour came out on May 17, 2023, when a French journalist claimed to spot V and Jennie in Paris. Despite the couple's faces being concealed, doubts arose.
YG Entertainment and BigHit Entertainment swiftly distanced themselves, stating a lack of information about the artists' personal lives.
As the breakup rumours spiral on social media, fans are now questioning the authenticity of earlier reports, suggesting a potential media stunt by YG Entertainment post-Jennie's exclusive contract renewal. The belief that artists are entitled to privacy is gaining momentum, with fans criticizing media outlets for exploiting their names for attention.
This entire episode underscores a fundamental truth: unless rumours are substantiated, creating news based on flimsy theories is not only irresponsible but also damaging. It extends a cycle of misinformation, disrupts the artists' lives, and disrupts trust in media credibility. Unless rumours are confirmed, the creation of news based on silly theories is an infringement upon the personal lives of artists.