On New Year’s Day, Dispatch shocked everyone by revealing photos of BLACKPINK Jennie and EXO Kai enjoying a date at Sky Park.
A couple of days has passed since then, and fans are reacting to the news in a variety of different ways.
Most of the fans were in shock at first hearing the news; some are still in disbelief.
Yo I still can't believe… Jennie is taken??? Like she's in relationship?? And have a boyfriend??? And her man is exo's popular member, KAI?? LIKE WHATT pic.twitter.com/1qh8JPGDwL
— #MissKoreaJisooDay (@Goldfishmayhem) January 1, 2019
A day has passed and I still can’t believe Jennie and Kai are together
— Far (@ultlalisus) January 2, 2019
A lot of fans also expressed their concern about haters that could give Jennie and Kai a hard time.
— Dear Fangirl (@mydearfangirl) January 1, 2019
And while there was the case of one displeased fan breaking their BLACKPINK CD and posting it online to show their anger…
Fellow BLINKs spoke up against this sort of action.
- I don’t understand why people act this way.
- There are still people who do things like that…? Thank you for leaving the fanclub.
- What is that… So rude.
A lot of fans are also calling out Dispatch, saying following celebrities around while taking paparazzi pictures of their personal life is an invasion of privacy.
This is not the first time fans have expressed their distaste for Dispatch’s methods throughout the years of Dispatch releasing countless scandals on famous celebrities. Dispatch is known for releasing a dating scandal on New Year’s Day.
A petition has started in Korea for Dispatch to be shut down and celebrities’ personal space and rights to be respected.
- I hope Dispatch burns…
- I’ve always felt that what Dispatch is doing is no different to stalking.
- Dispatch is too crazy about this and steps over the line by following celebrities around.
Dispatch has not responded to the backlash.
Towards Jennie and Kai though, fans seem to be supportive for the most part, regardless of whether that ship JenKai or not.
In the past, idols involved in scandals or in relationships received a lot of negative reactions from their fans, but it seems that things have changed for the better over time.
Many BLINKs and EXO-Ls are saying that as long as their idols are happy, they are also happy.
"SM Entertainment confirms EXO Kai and BLACKPINK Jennie are dating"
"They have good feelings towards each other"
I'M GENUINELY HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS!! I LOVE YOU
— ً (@addictivexo) January 1, 2019
Let's be happy for Kai and Jennie because their happiness should be our happiness and please don't post their private pics because we should also respect their privacy. 😊❤ pic.twitter.com/3ZjQzOCQmO
— EXO-L (@EXOSlaysUrFave) January 1, 2019
What was your initial reaction to JenKai?