Reporter Oh Hyuk Jin, who’s well known to be one of the first reporters to cover the Burning Sun scandal, shot up to #1 on news ranking lists as netizens began to speculate that something terrible has happened to him.
News reporters sited that Oh Hyuk Jin closed his Instagram account following his previous posts that claimed he was digging deeper into the Burning Sun scandal, and that bigger news will soon be released over the next couple of weeks.
Netizens began to worry for his safety as he previously stated in a post that “[he will not] be framed of suicide or be killed.”
oh hyuk-jin (오혁진) please turn up fine!!! u did nothing wrong and im hoping for ur return!!!!
— luji ra – get to u (@lujira) March 14, 2019
This is getting scarier each day, praying for your safety 오혁진 🙏
— Daniela ♡ (@danetaev) March 14, 2019
This 오혁진 is giving me chills. Please keep the reporter safe 💜
— 🎭 Kit./ Wanderess 💕 (@wanderess_497) March 14, 2019
왜 무섭게 오혁진 기자 실시간 검색어에 있어ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ진짜
— 주접용 (@ks_lek) March 14, 2019
“Why is Oh Hyuk Jin reporter on the search rankings ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠSeriously” — @ks_lek
Netizens also believe threats are being made to all the reporters who continue to dig deeper into the case as Noh Seung Il, one of the veteran reporters working on the case, had one of his homes burnt down in flames. He was one of the top reporters during Choi Soon Sil’s scandal and was recently helping Oh Hyuk Jin with Burning Sun.
As his name continued to rank high on the search engines, his Instagram account reopened again but set to private. He has yet to make any announcements about his well-being or why his account was closed momentarily.