'Idol-turned-actor Lee Joon suicide attempt suspected'. Hearts dropped to the floor after seeing the shocking headline on Korean news portal sites.
The exclusive report by Seoul Shinmun claimed the star slit his wrist while in the military. However, his agency Prain TPC shortly announced that the report is false and Lee Joon has not attempted suicide.
Many netizens were relieved the report turned out to be false, however, the emotions soon changed to anger as many criticized the media outlet for their unconfirmed news.
Comments stated, "Crazy reporter. They announced it's not true. Your writing can send an innocent person away. I hope you never hold up the pen again", "Delete this. They said it's not true."
Some still remained in shock and demanded further explanation, asking where and how this false report has started. Netizens said, "What is really going on? If there is really an issue, this needs to be thoroughly investigated and the truth needs to be revealed", "Something must've really happened though", "I feel like it's true but they're trying to cover it up.."
Overall, the exclusive report about Lee Joon's suicide attempt led to anger, confusion, as well as fear. Fans are especially more concerned because remarkable figures in the entertainment industry, including the late SHINee member Jonghyun and actor Jun Tae Soo, have recently left our side and celebrities suffering from depression have been more apparent lately.
As a result, netizens are heavily criticizing Seoul Shinmun and its reporter for releasing such a sensitive topic with no confirmation.
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