Difference in TWICE Chaeyoung & aespa Karina Dating News Draws Attention

The fan sentiment towards TWICE’s Chaeyoung and aespa’s Karina’s dating news is being brought to light.

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It is only the start of 2024, and yet several K-pop idols and Korean actors have had their relationships exposed. In fact, some idols have even gotten married! Some, however, saw their relationships falter under the harsh pressure of the spotlight. Recently, Chaeyoung and Karina’s relationships have been examined by Korean netizens.

Keep on reading for all the details.

Background on aespa Karina & TWICE Chaeyoung’s Relationship

aespa Karina met Lee Jae Wook in January of this year, after both stars attended a fashion show in Milan, Italy. The two started dating soon after their first meeting, and their relationship was soon brought to the public eye in February. After confirming the facts, both artists’ respective agencies confirmed the two are dating.

Difference in TWICE Chaeyoung & aespa Karina Dating News Draws Attention
Difference in TWICE Chaeyoung & aespa Karina Dating News Draws Attention
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Sadly, after only five weeks of publicly dating, it was confirmed that the two had broken up. According to Lee Jae Wook’s agency, the actor broke up with Karina to focus on his ongoing film projects. SM Entertainment, on the other hand, stated they would be colleagues who support one another.

Chaeyoung, on the other hand, had her relationship with Zion.T exposed on April 5. A Korean media outlet stated that the two have been dating for six months and were introduced to each other through a mutual friend.

Difference in TWICE Chaeyoung & aespa Karina Dating News Draws Attention
Difference in TWICE Chaeyoung & aespa Karina Dating News Draws Attention
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JYP Entertainment confirmed that the two are dating with good intentions and are a couple who support one another.

Difference in TWICE Chaeyoung & aespa Karina Dating Garners Fanfare

Chaeyoung debuted as a member of TWICE in 2015, marking nearly ten years in the entertainment industry. Chaeyoung is an established idol who has achieved much in her career. Therefore, when her dating news came out, her fans and netizens congratulated and cheered for Chaeyoung’s relationship.

Difference in TWICE Chaeyoung & aespa Karina Dating News Draws Attention
Difference in TWICE Chaeyoung & aespa Karina Dating News Draws Attention
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Many left comments such as, “I hope they meet happily,” “Chaeyoung, be happy,” and “She’s been active for years, so what is wrong with her getting into a relationship?”

In contrast, the reception towards Karina’s romantic involvement was extremely different. With only three years since her debut and now entering her fourth year, many deemed it too early for her to engage in a relationship.

Difference in TWICE Chaeyoung & aespa Karina Dating News Draws Attention
Difference in TWICE Chaeyoung & aespa Karina Dating News Draws Attention
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Fans expressed disappointment and even took drastic actions, such as refusing to buy merchandise and staging protests outside her agency’s headquarters. Eventually, Karina issued a handwritten apology letter to appease her fans.

Karina’s relationship ended after a brief five weeks. The announcement of her breakup with Lee Jae Wook garnered unexpected support for her. This shift in sentiment prompted CNN to highlight the incident, emphasizing how entertainment companies enforce strict dating prohibitions to preserve the illusion of a ‘pseudo-relationship’ for fans.

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