Well, it isn't a surprised if there is some gay couple in Korean entertainment industry, consisting  4,587 registered singers and 15,423  actors/actresses (according to National Tax service of South Korea). Certainly in 2016, there has been a lot of gay rumors pops up and out. Some of the rumors actually cover same persons. So let's discuss about several gay rumor that has been floated around in 2016:

"An A-list idol group member 'A' is said to have fallen in love with none other than fellow member 'B'. They've apparently been dating for five years now and the scandal is expected to be huge especially considering that they're idol members from the same top level group. A and B were actually caught by a paparazzi last year but came to a compromise with paparazzi company C to bury the articles. A and B are still continuing their relationship."

Well, the blind item above is surely cute and adorable. How can some filthy paparazzi want to break that lovely couple? Being outed as gay will surely ending a career for almost everyone. It isn't a secret that South Korea is still homophobic country and doesn't have good LGBTQ right yet. Thus, there is some light.... at least people who aged more than 20 years old are allowed to have sex reassignment surgery in Korea and can change their gender information on official documents. Harisu is South Korea's first transgender entertainer, and in 2002 became only the second person in South Korea to legally change genders. General awareness of homosexuality remained low among the Korean public until recently, with increased awareness and debate about this issues.  Hong Seok-cheon is the only coming out entertainer that has barely managed his career in South Korea entertainment, and he is just the only gay icon that South korea has.

Recently, the entertainment industry has been abuzz over male star C. From managers to stylists to even people working in marketing have been gossiping about him because his sexual orientation was recently revealed.

C is known for his large network in the industry. He's charmed his way in and out of the small and big screens and his phone is filled with thousands of numbers. The secret to his large network is his outgoing personality that's loved by all. He's the #1 most scouted personality on variety shows for his ruthless way with words. He's also known for his unique fashion sense, as he enjoys styles that others can't often pull off.

Although he's been doing so well in a variety of areas, his agency is now in a deep dilemma. It's recently been revealed that he loves men due to a minor error on his behalf. This comes as a shock as he had even publicly proposed to an actress. Last winter, while in a rush to leave the house, he ended up leaving his cellphone at home. His close friend D stopped by and discovered a shocking message when he picked up the phone to turn it off due to the onslaught of message beeps.

A gay app that flashed "Cute gay OOO is 100m away from you!" rang on the screen. D had no idea that C was gay and fell into a dilemma as to whether to protect his secret or not.

A had been pursuing a gay lifestyle unbeknownst to his friends and agency. Whenever he didn't have a schedule, he'd be at gay clubs in Itaewon and Gangnam after making sure to cover up so that no one could recognize him. He hung out in private rooms and his ideal type is said to be actor E, who's known for his masculine looks and smooth personality. The fact that C hit on D is already a well known story. Last year, he had asked a mutual friend for C's phone number and sent him direct messages like, "You're my ideal type" and "Let's meet at an Itaewon club."

But was C not D's type? C's advances were all rejected. That doesn't mean they never met up though. The two often spent time together at other gay gatherings and got closer by talking about other gay topics. The two even mentioned each other in public events. Their 'gay friendship' is said to still be continuing to this day.

Above is another gay rumors that came in 2016, and it seems it isn't the last one.

Boy band member I, whose group is known for their perfect choreography, recently came out to his members. He’s always been suspected to be gay or a transgender between fans but the topic was forgotten because he was able to adjust to celebrity life well. Recently, however, he confessed to his fellow members. Having trained with him since pre-debut, the members weren’t surprised.

And another one:
The rumor mill believes that one of the men traveled overseas over the weekend in top secret in order to receive treatment.  The other, A, was reported to be very active with promotions at the moment.  

One entertainment rep stated, "Although A is handsome and female celebrities for sure make eyes at him, he has never had any scandal with women after his debut for several years.  He's the type to have surprisingly frequent and strange rumors about him with other men.  He is the type to hang out with a lot with female celebrities, but strangely enough, seeing as no rumors come out of it, don't the rumors about him being gay seem to fit to a certain extent?"  The rep enforced this belief by saying that A would often have "strange atmospheres" with other men even at official meetups.  

Yet another rep stated cautiously, "A wants to come out, but his agency pressed him not to do so, so he has been unable to do it.  You can't rule out the possibility of A coming out at some point."  Allegedly, talk of his getting infected with AIDS last year surfaced, possibly stemming from statements like, "Because he's gay, he probably got infected with AIDS." 

Well, according to the report, A was supposed to have a very good year in 2016, but with the belief that "the possibility of all this unraveling is high because he's gotten AIDS," he is being observed closely.

Regarding this, a high ranking rep from A's agency allegedly told Newsen, "Honestly, I don't know very well about this talk of his being gay.  They're not [close enough] for him to say such private things to the agency.  Even more so because that is such a personal matter."  Newsen insists in its report that most of the time, an agency rep would respond with, "That's not it at all," but in this case, the rep was being very vague.

On the other hand, regarding the AIDS infection, the agency rep said, "That makes absolutely no sense.  That is completely baseless."

It seems the media has an urge to out someone  gay publicly.... I hope it won't happen though. Let them live peacefully and become who they really are... they aren't some criminals. Although I may have some name for the letters above.... I doubt I want to discuss it yet. Some hints really describe one certain idol groups, and it's just keep coming back... grabbing some interest toward netizens. Will we get the actual name this year 2017? What do you think?


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