Just recently, a controversy broke out when the photo above was "accidentally" posted on IU's twitter. The photo was showing IU in her pajamas with Super Junior's Eunhyuk leaning really really close to her and was apparently shirtless. Two minutes after though, the photo was immediately taken down. But that short of a time was enough to stir the K-Pop world like crazy. Everyone started speculating that these two were dating and of course a lot of "evidences" from interviews were brought to the surface.
Loen Entertainment, IU's company, has already issued a statement regarding this as quoted below:
Hello. This is Loen Entertainment.
This is an official statement regarding the picture that was revealed early this morning through IU’s Twitter. First, we bow our heads and sincerely apologize for causing concern to all the representatives and all the fans of IU and Super Junior.
The revealed photo was from this summer when IU was very sick and Eunhyuk had come to visit her at her home, and was taken then when they sat on the sofa together; it was revealed to the outside due to IU’s mistake through her related photo uploading service while IU was making a mention on Twitter.
IU is sincerely sorry for bringing harm to her sunbae Eunhyuk due to her error.
Lastly, IU and Eunhyuk are close sunbae-hoobae who have been close since IU’s debut, Eunhyuk is close to the point that he has even dined with IU’s mother. We ask that you do not exaggerate or make assumptions about IU and Eunhyuk’s relationship due to this incident.
We will return to greet you as a more matured agency after having learned from this incident.
We apologize once again.
We are sorry.
As for SM Entertainment, they refused to say anything about it.
Now, as with all other K-Pop fangirls/fanboys out there, I also would like to put my two cents worth in.
✔ Seeing as IU and Eunhyuk are both single then I see nothing wrong with them dating. If they like each other then what's the problem?
✔ For the age gap, 7 years isn't really that much of a gap for me. I still don't see Eunhyuk as some
✔ As for IU, her image being the "Nation's Little Sister" will indeed be greatly affected as being the "little sister" she also has to keep an innocent image with her.
✔ Of course Eunhyuk's image would be affected as well. The worst that could happen, that I could think of, is he'd be sent to the army. But that's probably like the "harshest" consequence that'll happen.
I am not a fan of IU nor Super Junior. I like some of their songs but that's just about it. I don't follow their lives so I can't really say anything much about them. But if they really are dating then I'm happy for them and I hope that they'll continue to be happy with each other. Being a fan, we have to support our idols in whatever they do even with the relationships they get into.
We'll never really know the truth unless one of them speaks out. Those fan cafes demanding "truth" from IU is useless. Why demand something personal? It's not like IU's been bullying or falsifying documents or whatever. Even idols deserve to be happy too.