BTOB’s Sungjae Responds To Dating Rumors In The Funniest Way Possible
We’ve seen artists deny circulating relationship rumors by giving out statements or interviews – and then there’s Yook Sungjae.
On August 13, rumors about Sungjae dating DIA’s Jueun spread like wildfire on social media. According to the report, the two idols first met at a gathering with acquaintances and had since become close.
However, the rumors were quickly proven untrue as the agencies of both idols, Cube Entertainment and MBK Entertainment, immediately denied the news.
BTOB’s agency Cube Entertainment said, “We checked with him, and it is true that they were at a gathering with acquaintances, but they are not dating”. MBK Entertainment also backs this statement and says that the two aren’t really that close.
This incident didn’t escape the ears of Sungjae and the rest of BTOB though. The group held a V Live broadcast on the same evening the news had erupted.
During the broadcast, BTOB’s leader Eunkwang announced that the group was currently at No. 3 in real-time search rankings. Sungjae then proceeded to point out that BTOB’s search rankings had been high all throughout the day.
이거는 방송 짬바 30년은 되야 나오는 여유로움 아니냐 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 드립치고 먹금 종이컵으로 물 마셔버리기 ~! pic.twitter.com/I7XJ4Yh1GK
— 푼 크 툼 (@p_nct_m) August 13, 2018
Unleashing his side as a comedian, Sungjae asks, “I wonder if it’s because of our V Live?” which made Eunkwang burst out laughing. Sungjae then lifted up his paper cup to “take a sip”, and fans noticed the word “먹금” (meok-geum) written on the bottom of the cup. “먹금” is an abbreviation for “Do not feed” and is a common slang used to mean “Don’t pay attention to useless words or actions.”
This clever response to the dating rumors sent Melodies all over the world laughing. Sungjae also received praises for the cool and unique way he handled the rumors. We guess nothing less is expected from the idol-actor, huh?