BTS’ Jungkook draws outrage as Big Hit Entertainment confirms visit to Itaewon amid COVID-19

The agency cleared the air and apologized to everyone for the late statement and the singer's behavior.

South Korea saw a spike in COVID-19 infections last week owing to nightclubs and bars in the area. Among those present were four major K-pop artists as reported by Korean tabloid Dispatch. In a now released statement, Big Hit Entertainment has confirmed BTS member Jungkook’s visit to Itaewon and apologized for his actions.

Tests for COVID-19 were negative for Jungkook, Mingyu, Jaehyun, and Cha Eun Woo. Big Hit Entertainment, Pledis Entertainment, Fantagio Entertainment, and SM Entertainment emphasized the details and date of their visit. The statement also assures that their visit happened a week before the first confirmed case in the area.

An official statement by JungKook’s Big Hit Entertainment explained the scenario in detail and apologized for Jungkook’s reckless behavior. Read below

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Many of the nightclubs in Seoul’s Itaewon cater to the LGBTQ community which prompted a wild surge in homophobic comments on social media. South Korea has thus announced
measures to protect the privacy of people getting tested.

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