Influencer apologizes after video capturing middle finger from ‘very famous’ K-pop idol prompts speculation
- Motorcycle influencer Jang Shi-nae, or C_nematic, shared a video showing the moment an unidentified K-pop star gave her the finger after "intentionally driving in a threatening manner."
- Rumors spread that the idol in question was Exo’s Chanyeol, who is currently serving out his mandatory military service in South Korea.
- On Wednesday, as rumors of Chanyeol’s involvement began to spread, his management agency SM Entertainment released a statement denying such allegations.
- The influencer posted a statement on Thursday denying the rumors and apologizing to “the person who suffered damage through speculative comments” without mentioning Chanyeol by name.
Chanyeol, a member of K-pop group Exo, has been speculated by Korean netizens to be the unidentified K-pop star caught in a video flipping off a motorcycle influencer. Both the influencer and Chanyeol’s management agency have denied the rumors.
The influencer, Jang Shi-nae or C_nematic, was a guest on Channel S’s variety show “Real Granny” when she shared the story of the time a K-pop star allegedly threatened her on the streets.
K-pop boy band EXO member Chanyeol received overwhelming support from fans after an award show poked fun at his acting.
The Korean Razzies: Chanyeol, who starred in the film “The Box” earlier this year, was voted the worst film actor in Korea for 2021 at Sports Kyunghyang’s 5th Raspberry Film Festival on Dec. 27, reported Manila Bulletin.