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Posted by Germaine-Jay Friday, August 19, 2022

Brand New Music releases statement on past image of YOUNITE Hyunseung's causing controversy

AKP STAFF

Brand New Music has released a statement on YOUNITE Hyunseung's past image causing controversy.

On August 18, an image of Hyunseung looking up at a sticker filter of TWICE's Chaeyoung from below began spreading on online communities. A phrase on the image also allegedly alludes to Japanese pornography. 

Brand New Music has now released a statement denying Hyunseung took part in making the image, stating it was edited with malicious intentions. The label stated, "We've found there's a maliciously edited photo of one of our artists on social media. We'll be pursuing legal action against those who maliciously spread slander, personally attack, and create false rumors. Please report these cases to our e-mail bnmusic2011@gmail.com."

What are your thoughts on the controversy?


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Wonho-Stan
Wonho-Stan72 pts Friday, August 19, 2022 0
Friday, August 19, 2022

What people don't understand about the entire situation is that this is the EXACT same thing that idol fans do to idols. Idol fans will sexualize, make sexual comments, make sexual edits, write and read sexual fanfiction about idols, etc...and for the most part, nobody has an issue with it.

Hyunseung is being called a literal P*DOPHILE online by people. How does that even work? He's THREE YEARS YOUNGER THAN HER. At most, he was FOURTEEN when this picture was posted. Yes, she was a minor. Yes, this joke was absolutely in poor taste. But does it warrant this level of cancellation and even death threats? Absolutely not.

People need to stop and realize that these idols are people too, and they can be just like fans, because that's most likely what they were and still ARE. FANS. There's fans who do this stuff to idols all the time, but nobody bats an eye, because they're just jokes. But five years later, an idol who made the same kind of joke in poor taste gets to be cancelled.

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scottykins
scottykins1,294 pts Friday, August 19, 2022 0
Friday, August 19, 2022

What’s with all the hate in these comments saying he didn’t do anything wrong?? He didn’t do anything lmao

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