After BTS Jungkook's Itaewon Scandal, Lee Min Jung, Lee Joo Yeon & others land in Cheongdam Party controversy

After the Itaewon Scandal, involving BTS singer Jungkook, a new controversy -- Cheongdam Party -- has the Korean industry's attention.
After BTS Jungkook's Itaewon Scandal, Lee Min Jung, Lee Joo Yeon & others land in Cheongdam Party controversyAfter BTS Jungkook's Itaewon Scandal, Lee Min Jung, Lee Joo Yeon & others land in Cheongdam Party controversy
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Just as the Korean pop industry was coming to terms with the developments involving BTS‘s Jungkook, SEVENTEEN‘s Mingyu, NCT‘s Jaehyun, and ASTRO‘s Cha Eun Woo, the Korean entertainment industry finds itself tackling Cheongdam Party controversy.  Sports Kyunghyang reported that actress Once Again star Lee Min Jung, former After School member Lee Joo Yeon, T-Ara’s Hyomin, and actress Kim Hee Jung were spotted at a birthday party near Itaewon. The birthday party was hosted for a renowned fashionista. 

The gather was held reportedly held after the news of the spread of COVID-19 in Itaewon made the headlines. Following the backlash it is receiving, agencies handling the stars present at the party have issued a statement on their behalf, clarifying their stands. MSTeam Entertainment issued a statement on behalf of Lee Min Jung. 

"Lee Min Jung shared, “I briefly visited a cafe in the neighborhood of Cheongdam in order to drop off a present for an acquaintance. I apologize for causing concern." First of all, we apologize for causing concern while many people are experiencing a difficult time while practicing social distancing due to COVID-19," the statement said, as reported by Soompi. However, the agency clarifies that not all that is reported is true. "However, we are stating this because some of the facts have been distorted. When visiting the Cheongdam brunch cafe, which was the location of the close friend’s birthday party, actress Lee Min Jung quickly left the site after delivering her present, saying hello, and taking a commemorative photo," the statement added. 

"The information that states she participated in a party at Itaewon was falsely reported. The entire nation is practicing social distancing with one heart. Actress Lee Min Jung has been refraining from visiting crowded places or attending events with many people because she is working hard on filming her drama and is the mother of a child. Because it was an invitation from a close friend, she briefly visited the place since she thought it was proper to deliver a gift to congratulate her, but she also thinks she should have refrained from doing this as well," the statement concluded. 

Lee Joo Yeon's agency Mystic Story reacted to the news report. Like Min Jung, Joo Yeon was also present at the venue to just drop her gift off. In a statement, they said, "We are delivering a statement regarding the report of Lee Joo Yeon’s participation at the party. Lee Joo Yeon was invited to attend an acquaintance’s birthday party held at a cafe in Cheongdam on May 9. It was not a cafe in Itaewon as reported previously." 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Lee Joo Yeon is reflecting on her actions for causing concerns while everyone is practicing social distancing and putting in effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. The agency and the artists will be careful so that a similar situation does not arise again in the future," the agency added. 

T-Ara’s Hyomin and Kim Hee Jung also reacted to the report. Her agency, Sublime Artist Agency, apologised on behalf the singer and the actress. "We would like to apologize for the careless actions of our agency’s artists Hyomin and Kim Hee Jung. On May 9, Hyomin and Kim Hee Jung attended an acquaintance’s birthday party that was held at a cafe in the neighborhood of Cheongdam. Although it is late, the two are aware that they acted carelessly regardless of the reason, and they are reflecting on their actions. We apologize once again for being negligent in managing our artists," the statement read. 

The development comes a day after Big Hit Entertainment (on behalf of BTS singer Jungkook), SM Entertainment (representing NCT's Jaehyun), Pledis Entertainment (managing SEVENTEEN singer Mingyu) and Fantagio (on behalf of ASTRO member Cha Eunwoo) issued statements apologising for their talents' actions. 

The members did not show any symptoms of Coronavirus. Big Hit also confirmed that the BTS member was tested for COVID 19 and fortunately the results have been negative. "Jungkook visited Itaewon restaurants and bars on Saturday, April 25. Since his visit, he has not had any Coronavirus symptoms such as coughing or fever, and he voluntarily got tested at a screening clinic and tested negative," Big Hit said. 

Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates. 

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Anonymous 3 hours ago

What an Untrustworthy article, such a waste of time.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Please don't use such low level headlines to mislead readers.How is this a scandal? People going to restaurant or a club is not a scandal and it is ÑOT wrong.besides they clarified that it was one week before the problem happened. Please have some standard

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

This article especially the writer sucks using jungkook to gain attention ,to gain readers just to earn money ...so now are you that happy for dragging his name....shame on you writer

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

That's so true I was minding my own business then this appeared and I got curious turns out some writer just wants to gain attention

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Why are there Korean articles on a bollywood site confused..

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

It's not official Bollywood site... It is an entertainment news channel. K-pop is also entertainment.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

When this news is not at all related to jungkook then what's the need to use his name in headline you clout chasers. You just had to put the name of idols involved.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Why you just put jungkook name only why are you trying to spoil his image just leave them alone and others idols too

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

And so are you for that matter of fact. Why did you go out to but groceries that day? You should be punished by the law.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

They're all irresponsible even your oppa

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Yes, it was a mistake from the idols. BUT IT DOESNT HAVE TO MAKE HEADLINES

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Its my opinion, I think many people look up to them (this does not mean they shouldn't visit bars... they are humans too and can do what they want!)

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

How was it is a mistake they visited on April 25 not after the virus spread and that time SK was not in quarantine so it's to leave him alone and also other idols

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

there were four idols involved in this small matter why use only jungkook name in it and i don't understand why they even have to apologize they are human too all of them have their own private life its not like they visited those places in lockdown

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Get your facts straight before you comment. You're the one that's "delulu"

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

They don't take divination classes like Harry Potter and couldn't have known that a person there would be detected with the virus the next week.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

To the person who said : But they visited the place where covid 19 has been reported. It's a social irresponsibility. Such a delulu fan you are Please atleast know what you are talking about before stating it. Jungkook and his friends went there a BEFORE covid 19 was detected from there. And they didn't go to the same club infact they did not go to a club.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Ikr..after all the common people are there but why only four of them are affected.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Exaclty , irresponsible idols defended by silly fans

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Personally, I am aware that it is socially irresponsible but what I am mainly concerned about is the furious backlash from people and media coverage. Social distancing was recommended by the Korean government but they didn't close the bar. They weren't against the gov orders but they didn't follow social distancing. Moreover, only Jungkook in their title is mainly to gain view when other idol were involved in THIS scandal. But we don't talk about the other foreigners, Korean people who were in those bars too. If we were to talk about Itaewon open are I think we should at least mention non-celebreties because all of them are human and were socially irresponsible. !That's only my opinion!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

But they visited the place where covid 19 has been reported. It's a social irresponsibility. Such a delulu fan you are

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