Rapper Hash Swan was dragged into BTS Jungkook‘s false dating rumors after netizens began claiming it was Hash Swan in the alleged dating photos and not Jungkook.
People claimed it was Hash Swan in the photos because of their similar hairstyle and the low quality of the photos.
Hash Swan then uploaded an Instagram story explaining that the photo wasn’t him. He was simply responding to the numerous questions but people began to criticize him for it.
Tweet: “You’re not being mistaken for Jungkook because of your looks. It’s only because of your similar hairstyle so don’t you dare talk about looking like Jungkook in your next lyrics. Firstly, it’s definitely not true… I’m a fan of Jungkook’s face.”
Hash Swan: “I’ve stopped using Twitter when I was 17. I never searched my name on this either. You guys just started dragging an innocent person into it and asked if the person in the photo was me. I just answered noㅋㅋㅋ Do I deserve to read something like thisㅋㅋ”
Hash Swan deleted his original story denying that he was the person in the photo because of the overwhelming amount of malicious comments. He then began to express his frustration on the whole situation through multiple stories.
Tweet: “I bet that Hash Swan guy is gunna start writing lyrics like I told I look like BTS’s Jungkook”
Hash Swan: “No, look here. I don’t plan on using the name of an artist who’s doing well abroad. I’m not a stupid f*cker like you so I have a lot more things to talk about you idiot”
“It’s disgusting I want to puke” — Hash Swan
As the malicious comments and speculative reports began piling in, he released a statement asking everyone to stop spreading false rumors and malicious comments about him.
He explained that he was simply a musician who wants to become known for his music rather than a scandal of another celebrity. He thanked those who showed him support, but ultimately asked everyone to stop talking about him in relation to Jungkook.
Let’s stop. I hate the distorted news. I’m a musician
and I hate that I’m getting searched because of this.
People who told me not to worry about it, I’m really thankful. I’ve decided to think of this as a lesson to learn that there are a lot of people who like me.
I know that there will be people who criticize me for a reason that I couldn’t even think of just from writing this post. So let’s just stop.
You do what you do and I’ll continue with my music.
— Hash Swan
He also clarified that he has no updates regarding Jungkook or the alleged girlfriend.
I don’t know the exact situation about the people involved, and honestly, neither the people involved or I have done anything wrong.
I’m asking you, please respect the boundaries.
— Hash Swan
BigHit Entertainment has since denied the dating rumors and explained that they were simply friends.
Read his full statement below:
I hate the distorted news
I’m a musician
and I hate that I’m getting searched because of this
I saw everything
I saw the people who are supporting me through the hashtags
The people who are apologizing for something they didn’t do
People who say, ‘No matter what happened let’s just get over it haha’ or those who don’t think so
And everyone else
There are really so many different lifestyles
People who apologize by tagging my name
People who sent me supportive messages through Instagram’s DM
People who told me not to worry about it
I’m really thankful
I’ve decided to think of this as a lesson to learn that there are a lot of people who like me
I know that there will be people who criticize me for a reason that I couldn’t even think of just from writing this post
So let’s just stop
You do what you do and I’ll continue with my music
If you ever see me on those music charts you use, just think of me as an old friend
I’m pretty tired
Seriously though, I really didn’t do anything wrongㅋㅋㅋㅋ
I’m angry at myself for getting angry over this
So let’s just not do anything
— Hash Swan