The victim: Seungri from Big Bang:
Big Bang fans are suspicious of Japanese tabloid magazine Friday‘s reports about Seungri being involved in a sex scandal.
On September 13th 2012, Friday reported an article about Seungri having sexual relations with a female, and published a few photos of a male they claim to be Seungri, lying in bed.
The article also included a testimony from the woman allegedly involved, but YG has yet to release an official statement on the scandal, causing fans to step forward in an attempt to find out the truth.
Immediately, a group of fans released ‘proof’ that the photos were manipulated. They argued that there were a few areas that looked unnatural when it came to photos of his face and back, and that the published photos were photoshopped with a photo of a man who looked very similar to Seungri.
The fans continued to argue that the angles of his face and neck look unnatural, while the skin color of his face and body look different as well. Some netizens responded to the ‘proof’, saying, “That’s what I thought“, “Of course they are photoshopped“, and more.
But a few number of netizens believe that the man in the photos really is Seungri, especially after YG has failed to step up and deny the reports. “It maybe a tabloid magazine, but they’re not a media outlet that would manipulate photos“, they said, in addition to “The proof isn’t enough to say that it was photoshopped,” and more.
In September 2012, Japanese weekly magazine “Friday” published leaked photos of Seungri shirtless in bed, alongside an interview with a woman who claimed to have had a one night stand with him.
Seungri stated, “When the scandal broke out, my ex-girlfriend texted me. The message said, ‘You are not like this.’”
He continued, “A scandal like this is very unusual for idols. The magazine I appeared in is a very famous magazine. Only very famous people get to appear on it. I actually knew about it a week before it was published.”
Netizens that saw this episode commented,”Seungri doesn’t even look embarrassed,” “So he is admitting that it really was him?” and “So who was she then?”
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Source: OSEN via Nate + Naver
Idols have sexual needs too…why make a big fuss?