BTS, the popular K-pop group, has once again found themselves involved in an ongoing drug case in the Korean entertainment industry. However, their agency, HYBE, has swiftly responded to these reports, vehemently denying any link between BTS members and the establishments in question.
In a statement as reported by Soompi, HYBE addressed the rumors, stating, "The rumours that are circulating about our artist and a specific location are not true at all." The agency made it clear that the BTS members do not know the establishment in question and have never been there. They also expressed their zero-tolerance policy towards spreading falsehoods and defaming the character of their artist, stating that they will be taking both civil and criminal legal action. Furthermore, they confirmed that legal proceedings against false accusations have already been initiated.
These rumors originated from a YouTube channel, Garo Sero Institute, which claimed that two BTS members were regular patrons at the establishment involved in the drug cases related to Lee Sun Kyun and G-Dragon. BTS's agency had previously clarified that the group has no connection to any ongoing drug scandal and will take strong action against the circulation of false rumors.
Meanwhile, Lee Sun Kyun, who recently appeared before the police for investigation, reportedly underwent a drug test which came out negative. Further tests are expected to be conducted. Similarly, G-Dragon had previously denied any drug use in an official statement.
As this drug scandal continues to unfold, BTS and their agency HYBE make it clear that they are fully committed to defending their artist's reputation and will not tolerate baseless rumors. The agency's swift response demonstrates their commitment to taking legal action against those spreading false information about BTS.