In June this year, when Choiza lost his wallet, a photo of them was accidently leaked.
This prompted people to suspect their relationship, but both declined to comment.
K-pop fans often engage in creative and productive fan activity, but sometimes they don’t and media is always there to capture it.Nothing stirs up the spectre of the “obsessed K-pop fan” like a “scandal.” As we know, K-pop fans are diverse, but the kind of recent “scandals” experienced by Park Bom (of 2NE1) and Sulli (of f(x)) shed some light on the role cultural context and media plays in global fans’ understanding of “scandal.” Unlike global fans, Korean K-pop fans experience K-pop within the context of Korean culture and their responses are captured by Korean media.Then, in June this year, about a year into Sulli’s hiatus, rumours of her leaving the group surfaced once again.The news, first reported by Korean news site Herald Review Star, stated that the idol reportedly left f(x) to concentrate on her acting career but will still remain as an artiste for SM Entertainment as her contract has yet to expire.Because of their proximity to the K-pop scene, the displeasure of Korean fans can affect change beyond the control of the Korean agencies.
In June 2014, major English-langauge K-pop media sites reported a “scandal” involving Park Bom.Many based their coverage on Korean-language sources that characterized the resurfacing of a drug investigation of Park Bom four years ago as a “scandal.” Based on a report by Segye Ilbo, a Korean-language publication published in New York, allkpop reported: “However, it has been revealed that the prosecutors (back in 2010) decided to suspend her case, meaning they would neither investigate nor punish her for the crime. Media, K-pop Fans and Scandal: Park Bom and Sulli by Cee Fu is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License.This news has left many wondering why she was let off so easily and whether it was due to her celebrity status.” seoulbeats used sources that include Ilyo, a Korean site: “But despite registering a case against her, the case was suspended a month later, with presumably no progress made on the case since. "I apologize for not having been able to give a clear explanation despite swelling rumors," Choiza said.He decided to disclose his relationship with Sulli, as he realized that his relationship with her should not be a reason to suffer due to a flood of malicious comments online. Their dating rumors had surfaced several times before.SM Entertainment sent out a notice which read: Did the above news surprise you? Nevertheless, we’re happy for her regardless of what she chooses to do for her career.