On August 13, a media outlet reported that BTOB‘s Yook Sungjae and DIA‘s Jooeun have been dating since January, and that they got to know each other at a friend’s gathering.
On the same day, CUBE Entertainment denied the report and stated, “It’s true that they were together at a gathering with other friends, but they are not dating.”
DIA‘s agency, MBK Entertainment, also stated, “Yook Sungjae and Jooeun have met before as a group with friends, but they are not dating.”
Meanwhile, on August 14, BTOB held a V-LIVE broadcast for the fans. During the live, Yook Sungjae held up a paper cup with the Korean word “먹금” written on its bottom. This word literally means “no feeding”, and it means that you should not pay attention to useless words or actions, which in this case, is the dating rumor.
When Seo Eunkwang saw what was written on the bottom of the cup, he laughed out loud, making the viewers aware that it was an intentional performance.
[Image source: Naver V-LIVE]