Just moments ago, it was revealed by allkpop sources that Block B‘s Zico is dating former T-ara member Hwayoung.
A recent hot rumor in the K-Pop idol scene is that Block B‘s Zico and ex-T-ara member Hwayoung, have been dating for a few months now.
We reached out to our sources at Stardom Entertainment and although the company denied the rumors, an employee who wishes to remain anonymous has confirmed that the two have been and are still dating.
So as one would expect, the comments regarding the story basically boil down to “Wow! Good for them!” and “I don’t care about the dating but allkpop is full of shit!“.
Well, if you didn’t figure it out by now (I don’t know how you couldn’t), allkpop and Stardom Entertainment (Block B’s company) have a working relationship (or had). As such, allkpop absolutely has the sources to confirm this type of information, so while it could always be false, I have no reason to doubt the story.
What you should question though is the timing of this release. As in, why if allkpop and Stardom Entertainment have a relationship, did allkpop choose to use their inside information to break a seemingly random story that could be potentially damaging to Block B and Zico?
Stardom Entertainment and Block B recently did an exclusive interview and giveaway with Soompi. And you know how well allkpop and Soompi get along with each other, right? So yeah, it’s not a coincidence that they released this breaking news on the same day Soompi released their exclusive.
So, like I’ve mentioned so many times in the past, this is just yet another example of how these international K-pop sites run their companies like children.
“You have to promote with us and only us! Don’t like my rival! If you do, I’ll do something bad!”
That’s basically how it works.
They’ve had these wars over things in the past, ranging from YG Entertainment to Hollywood Bowl, so it’s nothing new either. I don’t even want to say this shit is professional enough to qualify as bias or collusion or whatever. It’s just … petty.
Anyway, I’ve confirmed that this is how things went down behind the scenes, so this isn’t speculation on my part either, but like I said on Twitter, it wouldn’t take a rocket scientist to read between the lines of what these sites do and figure out their biases. In fact, personally, ever since I was told by a source at Soompi that they were getting an exclusive from Block B, I was just sort of waiting for SOMETHING to happen.
Admittedly, I didn’t think it would be this.
While the dating story is certainly news, I just find it sad that the private life of two idols came to light basically because two international K-pop sites are still actively having their dick-measuring contest.
Oh well, I don’t think it’s that big of a deal anyway. Best of luck to them.