Tattoo artist Lee Mijoo has released a statement in response to a false date rumor with BTS‘s Jungkook.
Shortly after the rumor began, Big Hit Entertainment clarified the situation and threatened legal action.
Jungkook found out that his friends from a tattoo shop were in the area while he was visiting Geoje Island during is vacation. Jungkook met with his friends from the tattoo shop and his friends on Geoje Island, and together, they went to a karaoke room. After that is what has been distorted from the truth.
— Big Hit Entertainment
On September 17, Lee Mijoo released her own statement on Instagram, denying the rumors. She explained that she and Jungkook are friends, but are not romantically involved.
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정국과의 연인관계는 절대 아닙니다. 지금 돌아다니는 말들과 저를 사칭해서 오해를 불러일으키는 상황이 안타까워서 글 올립니다. 무슨답변을 드리던 믿지않고 스스로들 마음대로 해석하고 더 심한 답글을 들을게 뻔한 사실이라서 아무 말 안하고있었습니다. 다시 말씀드리지만 정국과의 연인관계라던지 제 이니셜을 타투잉 해줬다는 말들은 절대 사실이 아닙니다. 단지 친한 친구정도이며 그것때문에 저와 주변분들이 많이 상처받고 팬분들에게도 큰 상처를 입힌것 같아서 너무 죄송합니다. 이후의 말은 하지않겠습니다. 무시가 절대 아닌것만 알아주세요.
Read her full statement here:
I am absolutely not in a relationship with Jungkook.
I am writing this post because of the online rumors and the people who are causing misunderstandings by impersonating me.
I didn’t say anything because people would not believe me, misinterpret my words, and I would receive severe responses [in reply to my words].
Again, it is not true that I am dating Jungkook, or that I have tattooed my initials on him.
I am just a good frirend, and I am very very sorry that the people around me and the fans were very hurt by this.
I will not say anything more. Please note that I was not ignoring the situation.
— Lee Mijoo