These 3 groups are the top girl groups of KPOP’s 3rd generation but could TWICE and BLACKPINK hold comfortable conversations about dating like Red Velvet did?
Among the members of Red Velvet, Joy is the first person to publicize her romantic relationship. On August 23, the Sport Chosun posted an exclusive article stating Joy (Red Velvet) and Crush, the owner of many famous OSTs such as Beautiful (Goblin) and Sleepless Night (It’s Okay It’s Love), are dating.
It was reported that after collaborating for the song “Mayday”, which was released in May 2020, the two started to have feelings for each other. After the collaboration, they continued to remain as close friends until recently; they developed into lovers. On the same day, both SM Entertainment (Joy’s company) and P-Nation (Crush’s company) confirmed that the 2 artists are currently dating.
A day after the confirmation of Joy and Crush’s relationship, on August 24, Joy and other members of Red Velvet appeared on Seul Gi’s individual show on NAVER NEW called ‘SEULGI.zip’. During the show, there was a game in which each member would ask questions related to herself, and other members had to guess the answers. Joy’s question was, “When I went home yesterday, what did I do first?”
Immediately after reading the question, Joy burst into laughter. Maybe it was because the question reminded her of the dating news. Red Velvet members took the chance to tease Joy as Irene answered: “You searched for your name ‘Joy’ on the Internet, right?”
After that, Wendy and Yeri continued with the joke. Wendy said, “Maybe she was busy looking at her phone” and Yeri guessed, “Did you look up news on the Internet?”. Surprised at the members’ answers, she jokingly complained, “Why did I ask this question?” and said, “I did see everything on the Internet”.
The fact that Red Velvet members freely joked about Joy‘s dating news on television left netizens both surprised and interested. When Kpop celebrities’ relationship rumors surface nowadays, they are frequently met with conflicting reactions. As a result, they frequently have to hide it and only confirm it after the press makes it public.
Furthermore, even after the relationship has been made public, many idols keep their dating news to themselves or never discuss it to avoid causing controversy. To avoid embarrassing situations, the other members of the group will do the same, but this is not the case with Red Velvet. Many individuals believe that because netizens have been so supportive of Joy‘s news, the members were also extremely comfortable discussing it.
On the other hand, many netizens and Kpop fans also wonder if only Red Velvet can freely mention dating news and tease each other like that. Meanwhile, some members of TWICE and BLACKPINK (Jihyo, Momo, Jennie) have been caught up in dating news but received a lot of negative reactions. This overwhelming pressure had undoubtedly affected the girls and their own group. Therefore, indeed TWICE and BLACKPINK cannot comfortably talk about dating rumors like that.