Girls’ Generation Yuri‘s older brother, Kwon Hyuk Joon, was rumored to have been a member of Jung Joon Young‘s chatroom, where celebrities and friends shared sexual footages from hidden cameras.
Netizens began speculating Yuri’s brother as news reports claimed one member was the older brother to a famous girl group member. Yuri was also known to be a friend of Jung Joon Young, and Kwon Hyuk Joon had been in business with Seungri in opening up a pub, called Mildang Pocha.
A netizen criticized Kwong Hyuk Joon for even being connected to the recent scandals, shaming his sister’s name.
“Why does someone’s name have to be brought up in a scandal that they shouldn’t have any connections to, solely because they’ll forever be someone’s younger sister? What sins could the people watching this unfold have committed that we have to hurt like this?”
Kwon Hyuk Joon personally responded to the netizen, revealing that he’s been cooperating with the recent investigations
“Hello, you who is hiding in the shadows behind an anonymous name. I’m diligently cooperating with all of the investigations, and I don’t think you have any right to judge whether I deserve to hold my head up high or low with the crimes that I may have committed.
I was only involved in the chatrooms because of the business side to running Mildang Pocha. I had no knowledge of the sexual entertainment or the details released from the press.
Come back to me once you’ve found redemption for your sins and clearly unveiled your name.”
— Kwon Hyuk Joon
Meanwhile, fans stood by his innocence, commenting “Yul oppa, I believe in you. I truly hope it isn’t true.” Kwon Hyuk Joon replied to the supportive messages with gratitude.
“Thank you. I’m so sorry to Yul’s fans. It happened so long ago, I didn’t even think about it. I’ll personally reflect back more often.”
— Kwon Hyuk Joon
Kwon Hyuk Joon gained a lot of attention for being the “handsome older brother” to Yuri, often showcasing a loving sibling relationship with Yuri and the Girls’ Generation members.
He had also become a hot topic when he showcased his vocal skills on I Can See Your Voice 2.