(WARNING: This article contains doctored photos of wrists with self-harm marks.)
BTS‘s Jungkook is caught up in rumors that he’s been harming himself by allegedly cutting his wrists.
A particular photo of Jungkook from the 2017 KBS Song Festival began circulating online with netizens claiming that there are self-harm marks on his wrists.
Looking closer at the photo, there were a series of faded pink lines across Jungkook’s wrists.
However, the rumor was shut down immediately when one A.R.M.Y showed up with the receipts proving that Jungkook’s wrists were clean that night.
The fan compiled screenshots of Jungkook’s wrists from SBS Gayo Daejun on the 25th and the KBS Song Festival on the 29th.
“Don’t fall into the haters’ trap~
The first photo os from Gayo Daejun on the 25th, and it has no scars. The other photos are from the 29th at the Song Festival and it also doesn’t have scar marks.
It looks like he got the scars after his performances, so don’t be fed into the rumors.
And even if the scar marks are real, there’s nothing to be worried about.”
첫번째 사진은 25일 가요대전날 팔목입니다 상처가 없는 걸 알수있고, 29일 가요대축제 방탄 무대 중간의 팔목입니다 역시 동일하게 상처가 없습니다. 무대 후 생긴 상처로 보이니 루머생성하지마세요. 그리고 혹여 상처가있다고 하더라도 문제될 이유는 없습니다. pic.twitter.com/bqdMTpMBsp
— Duié 뒤에 (@insunggeeli) January 2, 2018
After noting that the scar marks appeared after their performance, fans speculate that Jungkook was just playing a game with his members, which involved hitting the wrists of the loser.
“ㅋㅋㅋ They were probably playing the wrist hitting game ㅋㅋㅋ”
— Netizen’s Comment
The game is famous among Koreans, and BTS are well known to play it often backstage while waiting.
Seeing how BTS is often cruel while playing their games, many fans believe that the members could hit hard enough to leave a mark.
Goodbye, ridiculous rumors. Here’s to a healthy, happy Jungkook!