DONGKIZ fans have been left in shock after member Jaechan was accused of being a bully at school.
The South Korean singer-songwriter and actor made his musical debut in 2019 with DONGKIZ. Apart from his music career, Jaechan has also acted in a number of variety shows and web dramas, the latest being Watcha’s Semantic error.
This is the second time DONGKIZ’s Jaechan has been accused of school bullying.
The idol was called out for her alleged bullying at school via a Twitter feed. An anonymous netizen (hereafter referred to as Netizen A) claimed that Jaechan only targeted his classmates. One said:
“Park Jae Chan, who played Choo Sang Woo from Semantic Error, was a bully at school. He only bullied classmates since elementary school. He annoys other students with his group of bullies and he smoked in the classroom. You know the truth before you Like him.”
Netizen A also included the idol’s graduation photos as proof of their claim.
The anonymous accuser also claimed that Jaechan had a low opinion of idol fans until he became a trainee himself.
“He used to say that idol fans were pathetic and spoke badly about all male idols until he became one of the trainees in 9th grade. So we used to say that labels don’t care about the past. Please share the photo of him smoking and holding a random wooden beam he uploaded to his social media if you have a screenshot of it .”
Netizen A’s claims have been corroborated by other Twitter users. One claimed to be from the same school and alleged that the singer was known throughout the school for bullying.
The DONGKIZ member is currently signed with Dongyo Entertainment. In light of the allegations, the agency issued a statement vehemently denying all charges.
Dongyo Entertainment said they cross-referenced the charges with the idol. They also said that the background check was done before the idol’s debut with the group and revealed no such allegations.
Dongyo Entertainment said it will file lawsuits against those who spread the alleged false information. The agency also asked fans for help and said anyone with information should contact them.
Read their full statement:
By the way, this isn’t the first time the idol has been accused of being involved in bullying at school. Ahead of his 2019 debut, another anonymous netizen accused idol DONGKIZ of school bullying, saying Jaechan has a “garbage personality.”