Every year, Dispatch often reveals several celebrity couples in Korean showbiz. Almost couples have broken up after a period of public dating such as Kiko Mizuhara – G-Dragon (BIGBANG), Kai (EXO) – Jennie (BLACKPINK), Baekhyun (EXO) – Taeyeon (SNSD), Lee Min Ho – Suzy, Lee Seung Gi – Yoona (SNSD),…
However, some couples are still happy up to now, even getting married such as Bi Rain – Kim Tae Hee, Kim Woo Bin – Shin Min Ah, Taeyang (BIGBANG) – Min Hyo Rin,…
Many fans are extremely curious about Dispatch. They wonder if Dispatch contacted the agencies and the artists before revealing their dating news. Recently, 2 Kpop insiders have revealed the whole truth.
Recently, YouTuber Dragon J and In Ji Woong have made clear to that unanswered question. It is known that Dragon J (author of the book How to Become a K-Pop Star) has changed from K-Pop manager to a girl group training director and head of business development at a Korean entertainment company. YouTuber In Ji Woong is also a former idol coach and currently directs K-Pop choreography.
Specifically, in a new “Comment Defenders” video with AYO on YouTube, Dragon J and In Ji Woong responded to a commenter who wanted to know the truth about Dispatch reveals.
They received the following question: “Dispatch romance rumors. Do they let the idols and agency know in advance? Or it’s a bolt out of the blue?”
Previously, Kpop fans thought that companies would know dating news in advance and they could pay Dispatch to keep them a secret. However, the truth is not what fans thought. Dragon J revealed. “It’s not Dispatch if they let us know first”. “We would have stopped it if we knew,” In Ji Woong confirmed.
According to Dragon J, idols often keep their love relationships a secret. So management companies often don’t know anything about dating news before Dispatch reveals them. Even idols’ trainers would probably know the truth before the agencies did.
He described trainers and those who work closely with idols as being like the stars’ “older or younger siblings” compared to the agency higher-ups, who are more like a “vice principal“.
And just like vice principals, agencies will inevitably blame idols for ignoring dating bans. In Ji Woong recalled a time when a trainee he worked with was caught dating and and found themselves getting “scolded from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. by their agency manager.”
However, Dragon J also explained that the companies are trying to protect the idols by applying the dating bans. Because of the fact when the dating news was released, the one who suffered heavy damage was the idol. “They became an idol after dedicating their teens and they shouldn’t be buried because of dating,” he explained.
Source: Dispatch, KB, YouTube