GOT7‘s Jay B was recently reported to be dating YouTuber and SFX artist PURE.D. For the most part, fan reactions were very supportive, while some…less so. Netizens saw the need to defend Jay B’s privacy, particularly as his past comments about the relationship he hopes to have with Ahgase were brought up.
When news broke that Jay B and PURE.D have been dating for nine months, many fans were not only hilariously surprised…
JAYB DATING?!?!?!????!?!??? pic.twitter.com/NKi6XAqDuD
— ًanne (@BAMJYOUNG) July 7, 2022
…but they collectively gathered to support both Jay B and PURE.D, which they did rather enthusiastically.
this is GOT7 jay b's girlfriend? does she want a girlfriend too? pic.twitter.com/bXItEebzRA
— ً (@chenstanclub) July 7, 2022
AHGASES, HOW ABOUT WE APPRECIATE AND GIVE LOVE TO HER ABOUT HER TALENT AND HARDWORK ON HER YOUTUBE / INSTAGRAM INSTEAD OF BOMBARDING HER WITH HEARTS AND RANDOM COMMENTS ? I BET SHE'LL BE SO GLAD THAT WERE RECOGNIZING HER FOR HER TALENT, NOT JUST FOR DATING SOMEONE 🥺🙏🏻
— 리아⁷ 🌴 was once jayb's wife (@jaybcafe) July 7, 2022
* jayb announced his 9 month relationship with pured *
Aghase: * pured's IG comments *
— ᴘʀᴏᴏꜰ 𔘓 in the box 𔘓 (@jxhxsx_) July 7, 2022
Yet, despite the outpouring of love for the two artists, some Ahgases have been concerned that their privacy and personal life are not being respected enough, particularly since Jay B is known for being a private person who is likely feeling uncomfortable with his relationship being made public.
Jaebeom is a private person. I hope he’s handling this news well. Don’t mind other people man. You do you.
— jaebeom’s brother 🌴 (@g7FANBOY) July 7, 2022
knowing jaebeom is a very private person i hope he’s doing well. it’s unfortunate to have your business out in open without you yourself speaking of it. but i hope he knows no one looks down on him for that.
and i also PRAY no one bombardes him in comments or tweets.
— •• (@limjaebeomie) July 7, 2022
Ahgases encouraged each other to refrain from making assumptions and to respect his privacy…
DONT FORGET TO GIVE JAY B HIS PRIVACY!! LET THE MAN DATE IN PEACE.
— ༺💚༻ (@JINY94NG) July 7, 2022
either way, i'm all for jaebeom's happiness and peace of mind! as I await for official statement from him, it would be best to stop making up narratives and assumptions to whatever that's posted online and respect his privacy.
— (⌒ ◡ ⌒••) 💙 def. right! (@defstwomoles) July 7, 2022
…especially since, in the past, Jay B has been open about his desire for a healthy relationship with fans. In his Def.log in 2021, Jay B (who also goes by the artist name Def.) wrote a heartwarming message of encouragement to fans, saying “As much as you’re cheering me on, I’m also cheering you on, so don’t get hurt.” Then, he wrote that he hopes he and Ahgase can provide each other with mutual support while respecting each others’ personal lives.
Given Jay B’s feelings on privacy and respect, Ahgases are criticizing those who reportedly are violating his privacy by either demanding further information from him or posting negative comments about his relationship. They want to make it clear that Jay B is free to make his own decisions about his personal life and that no one else is entitled to information about it.
— jay b loops (@jbIoops) July 9, 2022
some fans need to realize jaebeom doesn’t owe them anything, he doesn’t owe you guys a confirmation on his relationship. it’s his private life and he has always kept his private life private so he doesn’t need to confirm anything
— trey 😶🌫️ #GIRLS (@LOVEYUSJUS2) July 9, 2022
Additionally, Ahgases are being supportive after PURE.D was forced to make a clarification regarding rumors that were reportedly spread by an Instagram account that allegedly impersonated her. She said in her statement, “It is hurting me and my loved ones. That account is not me, please don’t misunderstand this.”
Ahgases are showing their support by once again encouraging each other to not make assumptions and be supportive instead…
— Mary (@_got7forlife) July 9, 2022
…claiming that, after all, she is a human being, and therefore inherently deserving of privacy and respect.
Whether Jay B makes a statement regarding his relationship or not, hopefully he sees that the majority of Ahgases are fully supportive of both him and PURE.D, and that his hopes for a healthy relationship with fans are also shared by them!