Actress Kwon Ah Reum and her agency, SWMP, have strongly denied dating rumors between her and her co-star, NCT‘s Doyoung. The two were caught up in dating rumors spread on Korean online communities, and now SWMP is planning to take legal action against anyone who spreads malicious comments.
Kwon Ah Reum and Doyoung are starring together in the TVing web K-Drama, To X Who Doesn’t Love Me. In the story, Kwon Ah Reum’s character, Park Se Jin, has a one-sided love for Doyoung’s character, Jung Si Ho.
Netizens first became suspicious of the two of them after Kwon Ah Reum seemingly used Doyoung’s nickname ‘또잉,’ or Tto-ing (Ddoing), in her caption for her latest Instagram post. The post, however, was only a set of pictures of herself, so there is not much indication that she was specifically referring to Doyoung.
Yet, as netizens continued to speculate about it, SWMP released a statement on May 9 indicating that the rumors were clearly false. They announced that strong legal action would be taken against anyone who continued to spread them. The company is currently collecting data through continuous monitoring and is ready to protect its artists from any further malicious rumors, slander, and personal attacks.
Hello, this is SWMP.
First of all, we would like to state that the information related to the actress Kwon Ah-reum, which has recently spread through online communities, is clearly false.
In this regard, we have decided that it is difficult to overlook any acts that insult the character of our actors, such as the dissemination of false information, defamation, malicious rumors and slander, and personal attacks, and we plan to take all possible legal measures. We are currently collecting data through continuous monitoring, and we will take strong action against those who write and spread malicious rumors and malicious comments.
SWMP will do its best to protect the rights and interests of its actors.
To X Who Doesn’t Love Me is reportedly set to come out on July 15, so fans can look forward to seeing Doyoung as an actor soon again. In the meantime, SM Entertainment has yet to make a statement regarding the dating rumors with co-star Kwon Ah Reum.