Jungkook, the youngest member of K-pop boy band BTS, is embroiled in rumours that he is dating a tattoo artist It all started on September 16 when a netizen posted CCTV footage of a man hugging a woman from behind, claiming that the man was Jungkook and he was on Geoje Island in South Gyeongsang province. It was later confirmed to be Jungkook. 6 times Jungkook of BTS made fans swoon on Instagram “My friend says Jungkook visited the shop on Geoje two days ago, but [they] turned Jungkook away because he couldn’t produce any identification,” the netizen wrote. View this post on Instagram 행복하게 해주셔서 감사합니다 A post shared by BTS JUNGKOOK (@bts.jungkook) on Sep 1, 2019 at 10:46pm PDT Big Hit Entertainment, BTS’ agency, denied that Jungkook was in a romantic relationship and threatened to take legal action against anyone spreading rumours. The agency admitted that the singer travelled around Geoje on an extended break. Online users assumed that the woman, who was with JK, was a tattooist, after checking her Instagram account where she introduced herself as such. What’s hot in Korea: Can K-pop band BTS ever be ‘ordinary’? Netizens initially believed that the man in the footage was Korean rapper Hash Swan, but he denied it. Although the band’s agency Big Hit denied that Jungkook is dating, some BTS fans are sceptical about the agency’s announcement. “It seems weird to hug a friend from behind,” a fan wrote on an online community. Another commented, “I cannot trust what the agency said. Everyone except me seems so generous about an idol star’s physical contact with a woman.” Others showed their unchanged love for the global phenomenon. “It doesn’t matter, even if the rumour is true. Please take legal action against those who infringed on his privacy,” a fan said. “The two in the footage merely seemed to be friends,” another said. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter This article was originally written by Hong Ji-min for The Korea Times .