Many Korean media outlets have reported on a photo alleged to be of BTS‘s V and BLACKPINK‘s Jennie together on Jeju Island, Korea. Now, netizens are debating its authenticity.
On May 22, the alleged photo first circulated on Korean online community websites, such as Nate Pann. The photo quickly caught wind as it was allegedly taken in Jeju, and both idols had recently visited the island.
This is a photo that was sent in today. It might be they’re lookalikes, but it is allegedly a photo of two top idols. The female idol, in particular, has been rumored to have broken up with an OG idol member. So fans seem to be more receptive to this photo as true. We won’t name any names as we are not able to fact-check the photo.
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Now, many netizens are claiming that the alleged photo of V and Jennie is Photoshopped.
ARMYs are pointing out the similarity between the photo and a screenshot from an episode of BTS’s reality series BTS In the SOOP, in which V drove himself and fellow member J-Hope. The composition certainly resembles each other, making it possible for the base of an edit.
This is real photo v and j h o p e !!
Stop saying jennie because the photo is edit pic.twitter.com/45dSxCrv6X
— el studying (@123_ilymanoban) May 22, 2022
My moots don’t be fooled by this ship edit- it’s V and Jhope💁🏾♀️
Well seems like someone’s ship don’t have any moments and logical theories so they spreading non sense rumours ab Jennie being in Jeju w him… if she was, wouldn’t we know it? Jisoo was there…🤨 #vsoo pic.twitter.com/I5QJcQKaw1
— k.taesoo •PROOF♡ (@taesoo_jeonlis) May 22, 2022
And while clearly, the woman in question is wearing GENTLE MONSTER sunglasses, as Jennie does, she does not have Jennie’s current hair color.
So, netizens are suspicious that it is indeed an edited photo. Still, there are many factors that need to be taken into account.
i need to knwo who edited this. this looks so clean at least to people like me that doesnt know how to edit. but according to my kpop knowledge LAWLLLL, WHY IS JENNIE’S HAIR NOT GINGER??😐 WHY DOES V LOOKS LIKE HE JUST SHOT BTS IN THE SOOP2???🙄 FUCK THIS MP BCS YALL KNOW DAMN pic.twitter.com/cH6Bzt2zKg
— yeoyu (@iacceptdebit) May 22, 2022
Some are not buying the theory that it’s edited. They believe that the photo looks too authentic, and there are too many differences between the photo of V and Jennie and the one of him and J-Hope.
People who said “it’s edited” are FOOLING themselves. These pics couldn’t look more real. You’re in denial. Stop saying the pic is fake and be supportive instead. It’s 2022 who cares if idols date. 💁♀️#Jennie #V #BTS #BLACKPINK #KimTaehyung pic.twitter.com/V6nzsuUIij
— jjin (@prkmnyngprksjn) May 22, 2022
The background and V’s shirt are notably different, as even his hair.
Okay so the whole Jennie and V thing may be true but maybe as friends or whatever because I know my girl Jennie would never get into another dating scandal just before the comeback too. But it’s not edited because different clothes and backgrounds y’all are just delusional pic.twitter.com/2IRlT3KKKi
— Jen💕 (@kkwnyyy) May 22, 2022
Others proposed that if authentic, the photo could be of celebrity lookalikes.
i do not ship jennie with any of these men. but the photo y’all are claiming is an edit is obviously not. i hope it’s just a lookalike couple that resembles them💀💀
— 💗 (@bomslover) May 22, 2022
While Newsen claimed that there was no response from the agencies of the respective artists for the first two or more hours, YG Entertainment has now. Read their short statement on the situation below: