Lim Na-young Faces Online Hate Storm Amid Kim Soo-hyun Dating Buzz — Fans Go Too Far

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The spotlight often comes with its share of challenges, as former I.O.I member-actress Lim Na-young has painfully discovered amidst swirling dating rumors with renowned actor Kim Soo-hyun.

What initially seemed like a casual encounter at the 2024 Ultra Music Festival (UMF) Korea has now morphed into a storm of cyberbullying directed at Lim Na-young.

On June 10th, international media outlets, including ET Today, set the internet abuzz with reports of Lim Na-young and Kim Soo-hyun’s alleged romance.

A video capturing the duo’s seemingly intimate moments during the music festival quickly went viral, triggering widespread speculation about the nature of their relationship.

In the footage, Kim Soo-hyun and Lim Na-young appeared relaxed and engaged, further stoking the flames of speculation. Despite both parties vehemently denying any romantic involvement, the online frenzy only intensified.

While celebrity dating rumors are nothing new, the response from some fans has taken a disturbing turn. Kim Soo-hyun, no stranger to such speculation himself, has witnessed his rumored partners facing unwarranted scrutiny in the past.

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However, the vitriol aimed at Lim Na-young has crossed a line, raising questions about the toxicity within certain fan communities.

Kim Soo-hyun’s resurgence in popularity, particularly with his recent drama “Queen of Tears,” has thrust him back into the spotlight.

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Yet, this renewed fame has come with its fair share of gossip, with actress Kim Sae-ron being the subject of previous dating rumors involving the actor. Now, with Lim Na-young in the spotlight, fans are quick to cast aspersions, pointing fingers at the actresses allegedly linked to Kim Soo-hyun.

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As the target of relentless cyberbullying, Lim Na-young has found herself bombarded with hurtful comments across various social media platforms.


Here’s what fans are saying:

  • “She doesn’t match Kim Soo-hyun’s level”
  • “I’ve never heard of her”
  • “She doesn’t suit Kim Soo-hyun”
  • “She spread the dating rumors on purpose to gain recognition.”

Malicious individuals have taken to her personal accounts to spew venom, criticizing her appearance, talent, and even suggesting ulterior motives behind the dating rumors.