It has been a tradition in South Korea since 2013 that the media outlet Dispatch releases confirmation news every January 1, introducing the New Year Couple after conducting a thorough investigation and revealing it to the world.
However, the media outlet has not released the New Year couple announcement yet and fans are sharing hilarious tweets on social media expressing their mixed reactions.
However, this isn't the first time Dispatch has failed to make the awaited announcement. They were a no-show in 2017 and 2022 when the country was in a state of unrest due to President Park Geun-hye's impeachment, and in 2022 when the world was fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
This year, the unfortunate demise of actor Lee Sun-kyun passed away on December 27 could be one of the reasons the outlet decided not to release the New Year couple announcement.
K-pop and K-drama fans have been waiting for the announcement of the New Year couple since the past few days, and since the outlet has not made any announcement, fans have mixed reactions.
They are currently sharing memes on social media, providing comical relief amidst the ongoing tensions about the New Year couple. While some are dropping their imaginary couple on Twitter, others are trolling Dispatch for not announcing one this year.
Some are also convinced that there will be no New Year couple this year while others speculate that K-pop idols' agencies might have paid the media outlet for not revealing the dating news of the artists.