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BTS’s agency Big Hit Entertainment confirms it was indeed a condom in Jin’s viral photo

November 15
11:02 AM 2014

Bangtan Boys' (BTS) agency, Big Hit Entertainment, has spoken about recent news concerning a controversial photo uploaded on the K-pop hip hop group's blog. In the photo, BTS member Jin was seen eating while a small pack of what appears to be of a king-size condom is seen on the floor.

On November 14, Big Hit Entertainment responded to the issue saying, "The item within the picture is indeed a condom. Those were presents they received from fans." The agency's statement was rather shorter as it was only a simple incident that needs no further explanation.

The photo was taken at the group's dormitory while Jin is making a cooking tutorial. It quickly spread in SNS and online communities after overseas fans noticed the pack of condom as the brand was not familiar among Koreans. Fans commented "Is it something they bought while they were out on an overseas schedule?"

Koreaboo reported that t was initially speculated as a rumor, particularly after a fan Twitter account apologized for retweeting a post that was supposedly a "joke." The fan later apologized and said she is hoping that the controversial image would not be found out, only to be informed by commenters that the photo was already going viral in Korean portals.

The issue has since caught attention of observers because BTS has many teen fans. Some fans showed their disappointment with some demanding for explanations from the boys, while others pointed out that it might it be a gift from an overseas fan.

Drama Fever pointed out that some K-pop fans send weird and inappropriate gifts to their idols.

Meanwhile, the group has worked with famous Vietnamese singer THANH for a remix of the group's song "Danger," KpopStars reports. The new version of the song will feature a mellower piano background bringing a whole new feel to its original strong hip hop sound.

Meanwhile, the seven-member group recently wrapped up their two-day concert in Osaka and they will be having another concert in Tokyo on November 16.

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