There Are Scandals, Controversies, Breakups, Dating And Marriage News Throughout The Year. Take A Peek At What Exciting Events Are Coloring The Korean Entertainment Industry During The Second Half Of 2021.
Towards the end of the year, WowKeren summarizes the horrendous events that will occur in the South Korean entertainment world throughout 2021. The first half of the year was marked by a series of shocking bullying cases. July to December is filled with several controversies regarding the artist’s personal life.
But despite the challenges, there were many bright moments this year including the ” Squid Game ” phenomenon and the return of face-to-face events such as K-Pop concerts.
There are also scandals, controversies, breakups, dating and marriage news for this year.
1. July: Kris Wu’s Sexual Harassment Case
Kris Wu may not be an EXO memberanymore and hasn’t had a career in the South Korean entertainment industry for a long time. Buthis shocking scandal still rocked K-Pop fans.
Kris Wu reportedly sexually abused 30 girls, including underage teens, after getting them drunk. Although Kris Wu has denied all accusations, major brands have decided to terminate their contracts immediately. Kris Wu was detained by Beijing police at the end of July.
July was also marked by drama fever, this time ” Nevertheless ” starring Han So Hee and Song Kang . The character Yoo Na Bi (Han So Hee) successfully made viewers excited until it went viral.
The news of breaking up also colored the month of July. It was confirmed that Super Junior’s Kim Heechul and TWICE’s Momo after being in a relationship for one year and six months. The fans are sad, but still support both of them.
The day before, the former AOA member wrote a handwritten letter to apologize to everyone.
2. August: Lucas WayV Dating Scandal
The Lucas WayV dating scandal shocked fans in August. A number of women accused him of gaslighting, making the idol’s big fandom no longer trust him.
Lucas admits he was wrong and regrets his actions in the past. Currently he is still stopping his activities with NCT and WayV.
August was also marked by dating news between Lee Min Ho and Momoland’s Yeonwoo . Dispatch claims that the two have been in a secret relationship. However, the agency firmly denied the rumors of their artist’s dating. Until now the two are still dating and even show it openly.
iKON’s Bobby added another surprise in August by announcing that he is getting married and his girlfriend is pregnant. In September, he fathered a baby boy.
3. September: Fenomena ‘Squid Game’
“Squid Game” tells the story of 456 debt-ridden people who join a deadly game to win a prize of 45.6 billion won. The series stars Lee Jung Jae , Park Hae Soo and Jung Ho Yeon as the main characters. The players, especially Jung Ho Yeon, gained high popularity.
September was also marked by achievements from the music industry, namely the success of Lisa BLACKPINK’s solo debut ( Black Pink ).
The conflict between Kwon Mina and AOA that has been going on since last year also entered a new chapter this month. Dispatch released their conversation in a group chat, reversing opinions about who the victim and perpetrator were. Jimin and Seolhyun got different responses.
October 4: Kim Seon Ho’s Abortion Scandal
Kim Seon Ho became one of the most popular actors of 2021 thanks to his appearances in the dramas ” Start-Up ” and ” Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha .” However, on October 17, his ex-girlfriend Choi Young Ah accused Kim Seon Ho of forcing her to have an abortion with false promises of marriage and living together.
The abortion scandal nearly ruined the career of Kim Seon Ho, who admitted he was wrong and apologized. Due to the controversy, he left ” 2 Days & 1 Night ” and quit the films he starred in.
Friends and acquaintances of Kim Seon Ho and Choi denied the accusations, so Korean public opinion swung in favor of the actor. The company restarted their commercial featuring Kim Seon Ho, and he continued to star in his debut film “ Sad Tropics .” He was seen with Joanna’s parents, the sultan of Paradise Group.