A report from Korean media outlet BizHankook is receiving backlash from BTS fans around the world.
Recently, it was reported that Jimin had not paid the health insurance premiums on his luxury apartment at Nine One Hannam. As a result, Jimin’s apartment had reportedly faced seizure.
BTS’s agency, HYBE, has since responded with an official statement. While BTS was overseas, the agency oversaw Jimin’s mail. Due to an oversight on HYBE’s part, Jimin was unaware that his premiums were overdue. Jimin has since paid the arrears in full.
Regarding the case, the company receives all mails sent to the artists’ dorms. In the process of passing them to the artist, a portion of the mail was delayed due to a mistake. Jimin has been carrying out his schedules overseas and had a long-term break since the end of last year and continued with overseas schedules after, so he was unaware of the fact [that his premium had been] overdue. After he found out, he immediately paid the arrears in full and the case has been closed.
We apologize for having worried the fans and the artist due to our company’s error.
HYBE apologized to both Jimin and his fans, but ARMY’s say those who broke the news should be held responsible. Fans allege that the notices for Jimin’s overdue payments were stolen from his mailbox.
The fact that it is now known that someone actually just stole Jimin’s mail and held it until it was past the due date and it wasn’t just Jimin (bc I doubt the man would leave his bills unpaid)
— ⟭⟬Minty⁷⟬⟭💜 (@Adoring_BTS) April 25, 2022
Antis are really going as far as to steal jimin’s mail, JAIL time is needed
— namjoon’s wife (@joonbubles) April 25, 2022
People been stealing Jimin’s mail and personal documents??? I thought Hanamn Hills was supposed to be really secure?
— ExTeenageRobot Redux (@girllwithluv) April 25, 2022
Some also claim that the timing of the original article was not coincidental. They believe the news was purposely published to overshadow and sabotage the release of “With You,” Jimin and Ha Sung Woon‘s OST for Our Blues.
Kmedia trying to sabotage jimin’s first ost but look how successful it is i hope karma hits you hard hybe should put this disgusting humans in jail
— BTS COMEBACK ON JUNE 10! (@bangtaniez013) April 25, 2022
stole jimin’s documents and all.. and he’s still out here breaking records. they’re really going above and beyond to try and sabotage the members
— ✘⁷ (@taysvante) April 25, 2022
His OST comes out and the same time mailed documents from his home get stolen?
coincidence? i think the fck not!
whoever did it, did it with a vindictive motive..
and thats probably why JM hasn't posted anywhere yet. he's stuck with this sabotage caused by some inside man..😑
— 💙 ᵖʲᵐˢmanika¹³ 🐍 (Jimin's Chubby Knight) (@manika_1997) April 25, 2022
ARMYs are now calling for HYBE to take action to protect BTS’s privacy and investigate the matter further.
I mean someone is literally trespassing. Wtf. Hybe and Jimin should sue whoever they were. This is so creepy. They are fucking with someone's privacy. Instead of getting them arrested those blasted publications were writing articles. Kmedia is absolute shit. https://t.co/8VOxlTxiQH
— B⁷| Jimin-ssi OST! BTS Comeback! (@DuttaBaishali) April 25, 2022
this is so fucking creepy they basically committed a crime and tried to present it as "gotcha!" moment. i hope hybe will sue them. the way it was clearly orchestrated to sabotage jimin. big3 payed big money to antis/kmedia to make a scandal right after ost release and before cb https://t.co/ewBCVhNluh
— d ⟭⟬ bts cb 06.10 🤍💙🤍🕊️ (@gookiebun) April 25, 2022
I hope it will be properly investigated
how did that dc inside gallery obtain such information? why did that bizhankook journalist (who was emailed by the gallery obviously) agree on publishing that article? pic.twitter.com/FIhzdjI8Mp
— march⁷✘ (@goldisjin) April 25, 2022