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Posted by jennywill Sunday, February 21, 2021

[UPDATED] Pledis Entertainment says rumors about Mingyu being a bully are completely false

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Pledis Entertainment firmly denied rumors that Mingyu was a bully.

On February 22, an anonymous netizen came forward on a popular online community and accused Seventeen's Mingyu of having been a part of an 'iljin' (Korean term to describe students who go around in groups bullying others) group during his middle school days at Burim Middle School.

However, Pledis Entertainment said, "We checked with Mingyu and the rumors are completely false and have no basis. We don't understand why anyone is making these claims."

[UPDATE] Pledis Entertainment further pointed out the discrepancies in Mingyu's actual life and the netizen's story, pointing out: "'A's middle school graduation album is from a different year than Mingyu's graduation. 'A' also said that Mingyu was cast when he was in his 3rd year of middle school, but Mingyu has been a Pledis Entertainment trainee since he was in his 2nd year."

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I_said_what_I_sa3,774 pts Sunday, February 21, 2021 0
Sunday, February 21, 2021

I wish they added in that they would take legal action because tbh if many of these cases are false the companies need to take legal action.

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meep21547 pts Monday, February 22, 2021 0
Monday, February 22, 2021

Something I've noticed many times already, is how the articles that are accusing idols of doing something bad always have so much more views than the ones clearing up the rumors. Seems like many people who come to Allkpop for "news" really only care about drama and not the actual truth but then again, this is allkpop and they enable such behavior on purpose and they try to keep these articles relevant as long as possible, they even have an automatic system, where the article gets upvotes everytime you downvote them. If you don't believe me, go to the other article that talks about Mingyu's bullying allegations and leave a downvote, then reload the page afterwards and you'll see that there will instantly be another upvote and that happens everytime. I've noticed this with several articles.

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