The upcoming K-pop boy band, RIIZE, set to make their debut on September 4, has found itself under the spotlight as fans eagerly seek more information about the new group.
However, Seunghan, one of the members, has become embroiled in a dating controversy due to a series of pictures posted by an SNS(Social Networking Service, popularly used by Koreans to refer to Social Media) user.
An unidentified SNS user shared a series of photos without a known source, alleging that RIIZE member Seunghan visited a hotel with an underage girlfriend while he was still a trainee.
SNS (Social Networking Service) is a popular term used in Korea to refer to social media in general, rather than a specific app.
The photos quickly went viral, and Seunghan has been avoiding the spotlight amidst the controversy.
On August 29 KST, an announcement was made regarding the scheduled recording of the Naver NOW music show 'NPOP,' disclosing that RIIZE member Seunghan would not be participating.
RIIZE’s SEUNGHAN will not attend the pre-recording of the music show "NPOP."— riize updates (@riizefolder) August 29, 2023
On August 29th, Heiden School announced that RIIZE member SEUNGHAN will not attend the first and second pre-recording of “NPOP”#RIIZE #라이즈 @RIIZE_official pic.twitter.com/TG5tl5eAMt
According to the announcement, RIIZE will proceed with their planned pre-recording for their debut performance on 'NPOP' as scheduled.
Dating among K-pop idols has long been prohibited, leading to numerous controversies over the years. Despite this, Seunghan has received a positive response from fans, with many K-pop enthusiasts dismissing negative comments. They emphasize the importance of respecting someone's privacy and highlight that the claim about the girl's age is currently only a rumor.
why is ever focusing on the wrong thing?? seunghan having a girlfriend shouldn’t be the problem but the fact that someone is violating his privacy by posting those pics should be more concerning!!!— Era (@erazennie) August 28, 2023
seunghan from riize is literally gorgeous and ppl are surprised he had a girlfriend..— ana (@runtotxt) August 28, 2023