After a rumor regarding her alleged relationship with BTS member Jimin, MBK Entertainment female soloist Shannon took to her Instagram to respond.
On July 11th, Shannon leaves a lengthy post on her Instagram account along with screenshots of the rumors that have spread,writing, “Oh my god do you need to find better things to do. There’s a fine line between having fun and shipping etc and pretending to be someone while causing problematic rumours and actually getting into some illegal business. See, I was going to let it go but all of the things you are saying to each other are just plain cruel. Please have some respect for one another and stop telling people to kill themselves.”
She continues, “And no we are not dating. To be honest that should not be anyone’s concern just in general. And this doesn’t apply just to me but it applies to everyone else. I haven’t talked to anyone and the Instagram account is not me but please leave her alone now? I have at least cleared the majority of this issue by finally giving you some sort of answer and i am letting this go as a warning before taking any action.”
Shannon then adds a warning to those leaving hate comments towards her, “The hate comments towards me is fine, totally understand, its normal but if it comes to a point where its starting to get into a problematical situation and is affecting me, hands down it will be more than a warning. There is no tea spilling or what not because I would be sipping on that tea right now. ? On the other hand I will again sincerely apologise for my past behaviour and will ensure it won’t happen again. But please have the decency and be nice to one another. -Shannon ❤️”
According to some fans, the relationship status between the two idols was initially started by an international K-Pop fan. Due to a past behavior issue that Shannon had faced in the past during a V App live broadcast, some fans were spotted retaliating against the rumor by leaving hateful messages towards the young female singer, sparking a fan war between the two groups. Fans of Shannon began defending her against the hateful posts with some ARMYs even apologizing for others for the hateful reactions.