On Sunday, February 5th, former Lovelyz group member Jin posted a controversial Q&A video on her YouTube channel, in which she answered a question from her followers about how idols date each other.
“There are many more occasions than you’d think you’ll meet other artists on music shows. Also, idols often have mutual acquaintances, so I think in a lot of cases they ask their mutual acquaintances to introduce the other“, Jin said.
~Lovelyz’s Jin Spills The Beans On How Idols Meet And Begin Dating~ https://t.co/Aco7nu07eK
Lovelyz‘s Jin recently opened her YouTube channel. In commemoration, she took questions for a Q&A via her Instagram. The topic was “idol life.” While she answered questions about her… pic.twitter.com/j98Iu3qDTz
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Moreover, the South Korean said that on MBC‘s ‘Idol Star Athletics Championships‘ many artists exchange numbers and so on.
However, the release of the video caused many divided opinions among netizens, complaining that her statements might affect the current idols, and might even affect the members of Lovelyz, others commented that the idol was exaggerating.
Later, due to the huge controversy she was involved in she posted an apology on her Instagram account and deleted the video.
“Before I uploaded the Q&A video, I received questions through Instagram and the most frequently asked question was that about dating. I thought I kept things appropriate because the purpose of the video was to answer questions so I really did not expect to stir up this much controversy and misunderstanding. It’s my mistake. Whether or not I intended it, it was wrong to create a basis for misinterpretation. I apologize for stirring up the controversy. I will take down the video. I am once again sorry“.