On June 19, the photos below of Baekhyun at a bar began circulating on online message boards. The controversy arose when the photos' EXIF data showed that they were taken in March of 2009 when he was just 16 years of age, an 11th grader (Birthdate: May 6, 1992).
SM Entertainment acknowledged that it was in fact Baekhyun in the pictures. The agency stated, "It was thoughtless behavior. He is reflecting on it with an apologetic heart."