Rumored members of Jung Joon Young's KakaoTalk deny their involvement with the chatroom
Jun Ko, March 12, 2019, 12:05 p.m.
On March 12, several rumors of the involvement with Jung Joon Young's Kakaotalk chatroom have been shut down by individuals and labels. Numerous netizens have taken it upon themselves to try and identify the members of the chatroom, which have led to a number of rumors.
An EXO member, Heo Hyun, and Kwon Hyuk Joon (Girls' Generation's Yuri's older brother) have been rumored to be members of Jung Joon Young's chatroom. However, they have all spoken up, denying that they are a part of the chatroom.
SM Entertainment shut down the rumors of an EXO member being a member of Jung Joon Young's controversial KakaoTalk chatroom: "The current rumors that are being spread around about our artists are groundless. With the damages that this false rumor is creating to our artists and agency, we will be taking legal action against those who have participated in the rumor."
Heo Hyun's label Agency Garten also shut down the rumors: "Garten model Heo Hyun has fallen under suspicion of being a member of the controversial KakaoTalk chatroom, due to him having the same name of 'H'. However, Heo Hyun has no connection with the members of the chatroom."
Kwon Hyuk Joon (Girls' Generation's Yuri's older brother) took to Instagram to deny the rumors of his involvement: "I'm diligently cooperating with all the investigations. I don't think you have the right to judge whether or not I can hold my head up in terms of a crime... I don't know anything about the sexual escort services or what's being mentioned in the news." Kwon Hyuk Joon is currently rumored to be a member as he previously appeared in 'I Live Alone' as Jung's friend. Kwon Hyuk Joon went on to say on his Instagram that the only chatroom he was involved in was for an outdoor restaurant business that is managed by Seungri and Jung Joon Young.