Over the years, the love story of HyunA and Dawn still sparks controversy among netizens whenever it is mentioned.
Kpop idols’ dating is not too uncommon for fans. Although as soon as the dating news is revealed, it would cause mixed reactions, the discussion would also settle down quickly. However, after nearly 3 years, HyunA and Dawn’s romantic relationship has always been a hot topic that attracts netizens’ attention. In particular, Dawn (former Pentagon’s member) has always been the focus of criticism from netizens.
In early August 2018, the dating news of HyunA and Dawn was reported by the media. After that, the two idols’ agency at that time, Cube Entertainment, quickly denied this news and confirmed that the two were just colleagues. However, not long after, HyunA suddenly announced that she was indeed dating Dawn. The couple decided to go public with their relationship because they didn’t want to fool the public and revealed they’ve been dating since 2016.
Before the dating news was published, the company apparently gave in to approve the two idols’ dating. Fans believe that the group Triple H was created so that the couple could spend more time together, the unlucky member Hui was used as a tool to cover for the other two dating. Perhaps, since it took much effort to keep this relationship a secret, when HyunA herself confirmed the dating rumor, Cube was very angry and immediately terminated the contract with the couple.
What makes fans mad is Dawn‘s actions both before and after his dating was exposed. There were many ways to make the relationship public, but Dawn chose to refute the company’s statement, making fans feel extremely disappointed and upset. After making it public, Dawn did not give an explanation nor an apology to the fans. What fans got was only his awkward smile when he stood next to his girlfriend on Music Bank.
The thing that pushed the frustration of fans to its peak is when Hyuna posted their romantic photos on the same day of the 2nd debut anniversary of Pentagon. Hyuna’s action made fans wonder about her intention of uploading the post. After the dating announcement, she remained silent for a long time then showed up again on Pentagon’s special day. Some people claimed that Hyuna might not intend to do so. However, netizens suspected Dawn of provoking Pentagon’s fans in purpose because he knows the debut date of Pentagon.
People actually didn’t criticize their romantic relationship; what they feel annoyed at was the behaviors of Dawn which caused controversies and affect Hyuna’s career. Many other artists would apologize to fans if their dating news broke out; however, Dawn seemed to not worry about his fans. Moreover, the couple also affected Pentagon’s reputation and activities badly. Therefore, every time the couple appears in public, netizens still express their displeasure with them.
Being the first idols who publicized their relationship, Hyuna and Dawn received not only many blessings but also intense criticisms. Until now, whenever the dating news of any KPOP idol breaks out, Hyuna and Dawn would be dragged into the discussions.
Recalling Dawn’s behavior of disrespecting fans, netizens believe that Hyuna&Dawn is not a couple in fairytale, but actually a selfish couple.