Some scandals were big enough to delay comebacks or affect the celebrity in a negative way, but this is not always the case. Despite being huge news back when the scandal was first revealed, the following idols came out relatively unscathed. They were able to weather the storm with their strong fanbase and good reputation.
Check out who they are below!
1-2. IU and Super Junior’s Eunhyuk
IU and Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk broke the internet in November 2012 when the former accidentally uploaded a photo of the two in bed. Eunhyuk was seen shirtless in the photo and they looked like a seasoned couple.
While it was huge news at the time, they never confirmed nor denied their relationship. The pair later on made successful comebacks and IU is now known as one of the top solo artists and actresses in the industry, even being nominated for the famed Baeksang Arts Awards.
3-4. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and EXO’s Baekhyun
Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon and EXO‘s Baekhyun revealed they were dating in June 2014. They were the first confirmed couple that was signed under the same entertainment agency. After a year and four months of dating, they called it quits due to their hectic schedules.
While fans were initially upset, the idols remained on the top of the Korean entertainment industry. Taeyeon is now considered a successful solo artist while Baekhyun broke records with his recent comeback “Candy”.
5-7. EXO’s Kai, f(x)’s Krystal, and BLACKPINK’s Jennie
Finally, EXO’s Kai has publicly dated two fellow idols: f(x)‘s Krystal and BLACKPINK‘s Jennie. The SM Entertainment pair was revealed to be dating in March 2016, with media outlets citing their same-age friendship as a reason why they were so close.
On the other hand, Kai and Jennie dated two years later in 2018 and they had a friendly sunbae–hoobae relationship.
While Koreans tend to frown upon dating scandals, the three are as popular as ever years down the road. Kai is praised for his Gucci ambassadorship…
…Krystal is a top model….
…and Jennie is one of the most recognized celebrities based on brand reputation value.
Nowadays, dating news is being taken more positively by Koreans with couples like HyunA and DAWN gaining the public’s affection with their relationship.