Given the recent dating rumors surrounding V and Jennie, all eyes have been set on the BTS member when he made his first public appearance since the scandal. On May 29, V appeared at the Incheon International Airport to depart for the US to join President Biden at White House.
At the airport, headlines surfaced as V was seen wearing a pair of slip-on ear cuffs worn by Jennie as the official model for Chanel. Netizens remarked that V has never been previously seen wearing ear cuffs and that he "doesn't wear earrings" in general when departing at the airports.
On an online community forum, top-voted comments read:
"He must have known that all eyes would be on him, because this is his first public appearance since the dating scandal. So, it's really funny how he made an appearance wearing the ear cuff from the line of products modeled by Jennie. Isn't this just telling everyone to acknowledge them? On top of that, they say V has never worn ear cuffs until now."
"He doesn't really wear earrings for airport departures, so I don't think this is forcing it. And to wear Chanel that is directly connected to the current scandal? He can't admit it nor can he deny it, but I don't like this because it feels like [they don't/he doesn't] seem to want to lose."
"This battle of the tensions is legendary"
Meanwhile, other commenters shared:
"I'm not a fan but isn't this [interpretation] a bit forced? So, V isn't even allowed to wear Chanel products?"
"This is so scary...the way people are talking about V and Jennie in ways that they have never done before..."
"I think it's a bit forced since this item is not even a couple item"
What do you think?