With the hidden camera scandal raging, fellow entertainers such as Zico, Eddy Kim, and Choi Tae-jun, who are known to be close to Jung Joon Young, are being damaged and attacked as well.
Zico is the first person to be mentioned after the first report about Joon Young’s habit of recording hidden camera was aired on SBS 8 News on the 11th. Due to the hidden camera scandal, the episode, where Zico appeared with Jung Joon-young on MBC’s “Radio Star” in 2016 and revealed that Jung has a “golden phone”, is in the spotlight once again.
“Zico came to my house to find the golden phone and read it so carefully,” Joon Young said. Suspicion has also been raised that Zico may have seen several hidden videos on Jung Joon Young‘s cell phone.
“The story about the mobile phone that I mentioned on the show has nothing to do with this ugly incident,” Zico posted on his Instagram on Sunday. “All I saw through the mobile phone was a list of contacts of acquaintances, and it’s been a long time since the last time I kept in touch with him.”
He also added, “Please refrain from making hasty assumptions, I will take strong action against the spread of malicious comments and false information.”
Despite Zico‘s explanation, the Instagram comment section is full of comments criticizing Zico such as “You said you liked Jung Joon Young‘s phone so much, what should we think about you?” “Even though you’re not related, I’m 100 percent sure that you knew about it,” “They keep mention about Zico’s golden phone,” and “Birds of a feather flock together.”
The cases with celebrities who showed off their friendship with Jung Joon Young on social media such as Choi Tae Joon and Eddy Kim are the same. With no confirmed information to the scandal, netizens’ hasty guesses are causing secondary damage.
However, just as CNBLUE Lee Jong Hyun and Highlight Yong Jun Hyung reversed their statements after denying that they had nothing to do with the scandal, suspicions are growing over whether they have also neglected Jung Joon Young’s crimes.
Jung Joon Young, who caused the “hidden camera” scandal, was questioned at the police station on March 14. After finishing the investigation, he said, “I submitted the phone as it is and reported everything with all my honesty.“