Kpop sensational soloist HyunA is now reportedly in a new dating relationship. After ending her years of commitment to Dawn, HyunA suddenly shocks fans and the entire industry with a new boyfriend declaration, former BEAST and Highlight member Junhyung. However, there are intriguing details and controversy behind this new open relationship. Apparently, Junhyun was one of the celebrities involved in the massive “Burning Sun” scandal. So, are you curious? Let us dive deeper into the new dating relationship between HyunA and her new boyfriend, Junhyung.
HyunA is in Dating Relationship with New Boyfriend: Former BEAST Member Junhyung, Despite His “Burning Sun” Connection
The Kpop industry once again faces a surprise with new dating news between soloist HyunA and former BEAST / Highlight member Junhyung. And this is more shocking after knowing that Junhyung was one of the celebrities with connections to the massive “Burning Sun” scandal.
On January 18, HyunA posted on her Instagram, revealing a photo of her holding hands on a beach with her allegedly new boyfriend. In the caption, HyunA wrote an emoticon 👩❤️👨and tagged former BEAST / Highlight member Junhyung, signaling their new dating relationship.
Along with the caption, HyunA also commented on her own post, asking for public support.
“Please look at us kindly/favorably 👩❤️👨”HyunA.
This phrase is common in South Korea, especially celebrities to request a positive or benevolent perception from others, typically in a context where someone is seeking understanding, support, or a favorable view of a relationship or situation. Additionally, she inserted the emoji 👩❤️👨, which typically represents a romantic couple. Therefore, it is highly possible that the statement is about a romantic relationship.
Besides, Hyunas also liked a comment from one of her fans who said they support the dating relationship.Unfortunately, she then unliked the comment shortly after.
On the same day as HyunA, former BEAST and Highlight member Junhyung also posted the same photo on his Instagram. However, he did not particularly add notes to the post. That is why it triggered even more curiosity from fans and the general public.
When HyunA and New Boyfriend Junhyung Started Dating: Unexpected Signs and Evidence
While nothing has been set in stone just yet, netizens believe that HyunA has been dating her new boyfriend, Junhyung, for months. That is because fans found new signs and evidence signaling the relationship.
Shortly after HyunA made the alleged dating announcement with new boyfriend Junhyung, a post appeared in a Korean community forum, Instiz. The post revealed a photo from a restaurant, Seumikatsu, showing both HyunA’s and Junhyung’s signatures.
In the caption, Seumikatsu also expressed their gratitude to HyunA and Junhyung, signaling their visit together. And this post dates back to November 9, 2023.
That is why Korean netizens now suspect that HyunA and Junhyung had started dating around the same time.
“Thank you for the visit, HyunA and Yong Junhyung #Seumikatsu.”Seumikatsu.
HyunA’s New Relationship Leaves Fans in Shock Due to Junhyung Ties to the “Burning Sun” Scandal
The alleged rumors of HyunA’s dating her new boyfriend Junhyung have reportedly left fans in massive surprise. That is because former BEAST and Highlight member Junhyung apparently has close ties to the “Burning Sun” scandal.
In the 2019 “Burning Sun” scandal that shook South Korea’s entertainment industry, Yong Jun Hyung, a former member of the Kpop groups BEAST and Highlight, found himself entangled due to his association with singer Jung Joon Young. Junhyung was implicated not for direct involvement in the Burning Sun nightclub’s core illegal activities but rather for his connection to the widespread sharing of illicit videos.
Junhyung initially denied any wrongdoing but later admitted to viewing a video shared by Jung Joon Young in a one-on-one chat. But what’s shocking was that he also engaged in inappropriate conversations about it. Later on, Junhyung clarified that he was not part of the larger chat group where such videos were routinely exchanged among celebrities, including Jung.
Faced with public backlash and acknowledging his moral lapse, Junhyung departed from Highlight in March 2019. His involvement in the scandal highlighted the broader issue of private conduct and the responsibilities of public figures. Even more so in the context of the entertainment industry.
Indeed, Junhyung was not charged with any legal offenses related to the “Burning Sun” investigations. However, his case underscored the extensive reach and impact of the scandal beyond the immediate criminal activities at the nightclub.
After the scandal, Junhyung stayed away from public attention until November 2022. At that time, he returned with a new album and has been actively producing music since then.
Fans Disappointed in HyunA for Dating a New Boyfriend with “Burning Sun” Ties
Due to his close ties with the “Burning Sun” scandal, fans feel disappointed that HyunA had built such a close connection with Junhyung. It doesn’t matter whether HyunA was dating Junhyung, but her close ties with him already put her before massive criticisms from fans.
And that is significantly worse when HyunA has been famous for promoting women’s empowerment.
hyuna built her entire career on women empowerment and sexual liberation just to end up getting involved with a whole fucking predator girl BYE this is the most contradictory shit i've ever seen— 🍥 (@shbhaos) January 18, 2024
I am disgusted. he is directly involved in the burning sun scandal, watched videos and talked about them. this man condones r*pe and s*xual assualt. do not support hyuna or this disgusting man. pic.twitter.com/E4isfnDGsD— hyuna source (@hyunasource) January 18, 2024
From Close Friends to Lovers?
On the other hand, little did they know that HyunA and Junhyung have actually been close friends for years. They have worked together on several projects, including HyunA’s hit song “Change”.
Not only that, but HyunA and Junhyung also once admitted that they had been close friends for a long time. Therefore, if it’s not because of Junhyung and his close ties to “Burning Sun” scandal, his dating rumors with HyunA would be a romantic tale of close friends to lovers.
On top of that, some fans have been shipping HyunA and Junhyung for a while, so the dating rumors might be good news for them.
Finally, what do you think about HyunA allegedly dating her new boyfriend, Junhyung? And what about Junhyung’s ties to “Burning Sun”? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
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