K-pop stars V (BTS), Park Seo-Joon, and Hwasa have all been the subject of dating rumours in recent months. In each case, the stars’ agencies have responded with a “no comment.”
The respective agencies of V (BTS) and Jennie (Blackpink), Park Seo-Joon and YouTuber Xooos, and Hwasa and a businessman 12 years her senior have all responded to the dating rumours with the same phrase: “No comment.”
Some people believe that this is a new way for K-pop stars to respond to dating rumours. In the past, stars would often either confirm or deny rumours, but this “no comment” response seems to be more ambiguous.
There are a few possible reasons why stars might choose to respond to dating rumours with “no comment.” One reason is that they want to protect their privacy. By not confirming or denying rumours, they can avoid having their personal lives put under public scrutiny.
Another reason for the “no comment” response is that stars want to avoid alienating their fans. The possibility of their favourite star being in a relationship might disappoint some fans, and by neither confirming nor denying the rumours, stars can prevent any potential backlash or negative reactions from their fan base.
However, there are also some drawbacks to responding to dating rumours with “no comment.” One drawback is that it can be seen as a way of avoiding the issue altogether. If a star is truly not dating someone, then there is no need to respond to the rumours at all.
Another drawback of the “no comment” approach is that it can imply confirmation of the rumours without explicitly stating so. When a celebrity is frequently spotted with someone, and their agency consistently responds with “no comment”. The public may gradually come to believe that the rumours are true. In such cases, assumptions about the relationship can gain momentum based on the absence of a denial from the celebrity or their representative
Ultimately, the decision of how to respond to dating rumours is up to the individual star. Some stars may feel that it is important to be open and honest with their fans, while others may prefer to keep their personal lives private. There is no right or wrong answer, and each star will need to decide what is best for them.
Source – Tenasia