EXID’s Hyerin has denied dating MONSTA X’s Minhyuk in front of fans during the pre-recording of SBS MTV’s The Show. Audience members at the scene began tweeting that Hyerin randomly started denying the rumors on stage.
더쇼 사녹현장 EXID 혜린인지 갑자기 마이크잡더니 몬스타엑스팬분들도 여기계시죠? 저 할말이 있어요.. 저 민혁이랑 안사겼어요. 진심 이럼……
이게 진정 TMI지 ^^
— 찡찡 (@jh94xxxx) April 10, 2018
“At the shooting of ‘The Show’, EXID’s Hyerin suddenly grabbed the mic and said, ‘There are MONSTA X fans here today, right? I have something to say…I didn’t date Minhyuk.’ This is what you call TMI^^”
Although dating rumors between the two may seem out-of-the-blue for many fans, Hyerin has reportedly been suffering a lot of malicious comments on her social media accounts by fans who created false rumors that she and Minhyuk have been dating since they were trainees.
Hyerin and Minhyuk are both from the same neighborhood in Gwangju, and have known each other since they began training with the same dream to become idol stars.
A staff member who was working on The Show clarified that she only brought up the subject because she was answering a fan’s question.
“Hyerin was pre-recording for SBS MTV’s The Show. When she was coming off stage, fans asked her about the dating rumors, so she answered them saying that they weren’t dating.” — Staff Member
The staff clarified that “the two have known each other for a long time, but their friendship did not evolve into a relationship.” EXID’s agency Banana Culture Entertainment also stepped up to confirm that they’re only friends.
“Hyerin and Minhyuk aren’t in a relationship.” — Banana Culture Entertainment
MONSTA X’s agency Starship Entertainment clarified that they were just good friends who knew each other since pre-debut.
“Minhyuk and Hyerin aren’t in a romantic relationship. They were friends since they were trainees.” — Starship Entertainment
Fans have been worrying at how much distress this rumor must have caused her to make her confront MONSTA X fans and deny the rumors herself.
However, some MONSTA X fans were taken aback at her actions and have been criticizing her for making a bigger deal of the false rumors.
지금 사귀는지 안 사귀는지로 욕하는 게 아니라 혜린 분의 경솔한 말 때문에 그러는 거잖아요 그리고 사녹 가신 분들 말은 듣지도 않고 여혐으로 몰아가니까 답답한 거고요 지금 뜬 적도 없던 열애설 기사까지 뜬데다 그 댓글로 욕을 먹고 있으니까 저희도 계속 말을 하게 되는 거예요
— 밤별 (@Nightbyeol) April 10, 2018
“[MONSTA X fans] aren’t angry about whether they’re dating or not dating. We’re angry because of what Hyerin said. I’m frustrated that no one bothered to listen to the fans that actually went to see the pre-recording. Hyerin is only getting hated on for suddenly bringing up a dating rumor that was never even a big issue. That’s why we keep talking about this.”
말 조심 해주시오 혜린씨•••
— 이멈뭄 (@M_Mum_5) April 10, 2018
“Be careful of what you say, Miss Hyerin***.”
Some netizens have been bashing Hyerin for being “selfish” by calling out her colleague in that way.
아니 지 혼자 티엠아이도 아니고 본인 속 답답하다고 직장 동료 얘기를 아무렇게나 떠드는데 멤버 둘 중(엘리는 수준미달이라 논외)에 말려 줄 사람이 없었단 말이야? 혜린씨 당신 인간관계 잘못하고 있어요
— 놋놀 (@nottnol) April 10, 2018
“It’s not just TMI for herself. Aren’t the other two members (LE doesn’t even count) going to do anything about her babbling on about her colleague that way just because she’s frustrated? Hyerin, you need to find some better friends.”
But more fans have been coming to her defense saying that she did nothing wrong and if anything, all the nasty comments she’s been getting because of the rumors had led her to tell the truth.
혜린 욕하지마 씨발 혜린이 뭔 죄가 있어 걍 오해받는거 넘 답답하고 싫으니까 말한거지 ㅡㅡ
— Muh (@inthisway3) April 10, 2018
“Stop bashing Hyerin what did she do wrong. She just said it because she was frustrated people were misunderstanding the situation ㅡㅡ”
민혁 과거 여친 혜린 << 이 루머로 몇년을 욕 먹었는데 그 자리에서 그 말 한게 tmi라니; 팬들이 몰랐어도 당사자는 욕을 먹고있는 상황에서 확실하게 루머 정리한게 tmi로 조롱당할 일이냐구. 루머를 정리해줘도 욕먹는게 여자연예인이구나 싶다 진짜..
— Femen손톱달。🌙 (@gks831) April 10, 2018
“Minhyuk’s former girlfriend Hyerin << She’s been getting hate comments for this for years. How can her statement be TMI; Even if fans didn’t know, she shouldn’t be criticized for clarifying a rumor that she’s been having a difficult time with. Seriously female celebrities are criticized for even clarifying a rumor…”