Earlier in May 2021, actress Han Ye Seul shocked her followers by revealing her boyfriend through an Instagram replace. Shortly after the reveal, Korean press YTN shared that the 1991-born Ryu Sung Jae was an actor, although he has since stepped down from the stage and is at the moment dwelling as a non-celebrity.
Following the media consideration, Han Ye Seul took to Instagram once more confirming that she is 10 years older than her boyfriend — which led her to present him the endearing nickname of “puppy.” Han Ye Seul’s mates and followers, together with rapper Heize and fellow actress Park Eun Hye, congratulated her on the brand new relationship and celebrated her degree of unparalleled confidence to open it as much as the general public in pursuit of happiness.
The reveal, nonetheless, additionally attracted negativity — particularly from YouTuber Kim Yong Ho, who introduces himself as a “a former major newspaper editor and a hard-nosed warrior in the media field.” On the YouTube channel, Garo Sero Institute, Kim Yong Ho accused the previous actor and boyfriend of getting been a male escort prior to now. He quoted the Korean film Beasty Boys and hinted that Ryu Sung Jae comes from an identical background. And although he offered no proof, the rumor started spreading rapidly.
When Han Ye Seul got here throughout the rumor, she instantly snapped again at Kim Yong Ho through an Instagram story. She scoffed on the accusation, calling it “a work of fiction” to return from the YouTuber’s head.
Um… 🤣 Sir… This is such a piece of fiction although. 🤣 You and I have to go for a drink [and talk]!
— Han Ye Seul
Unfortunately, because the rumor continued to flow into, Han Ye Seul determined to personally handle and confront Kim Yong Ho in a current Instagram dwell broadcast. Expressing her agitation on the YouTube video, Han Ye Seul claimed that whereas she has handled a justifiable share of rumors throughout her 20 years as an actress, the rumor about her boyfriend “feels like a personal attack to leave [her] dead for good.”
Is it my retirement that you just’d wish to get out of this? Why are you doing this to me? How do I even react to this? Who’s going to compensate me when these YouTube movies destroy my status as an actress that I’ve constructed for the previous 20 years? I needed to brush it off with amusing. I needed it to die down by itself. But it gained’t and now I wish to know why me? … I don’t wish to go to courtroom. I’m not in search of a authorized battle. Do you understand how many instances I’ve handled rumors and gossip throughout my time as an actress? I all the time considered them as what comes with my profession. But this… This seems like a private assault to depart me lifeless for good. Why do you despise me a lot?!
— Han Ye Seul
The actress additionally apologized to her boyfriend for having turn into a part of a nasty rumor.
I really feel horrible and sorry for my boyfriend. He didn’t need to undergo this. It’s as a result of he’s courting somebody who occurs to be a star… I might have stayed quiet prior to now. But instances have modified and I really feel like I can say what’s on my thoughts now. Anyway, I don’t know why [Kim Yong Ho] got here for me however I’m so baffled. I might love to speak it out and simply carry this to an finish.
— Han Ye Seul
The dwell broadcast introduced in a flood of affection and assist for the couple. Feeling protected by her mates and followers, Han Ye Seul deleted the published and left a extra constructive replace on her feed — reassuring everybody that she’ll take authorized motion in opposition to all malicious commenting that pesters her.
My mates and followers received actually anxious in regards to the dwell broadcast so I made a decision to take it down. 😅 But right here’s a cute image of us as an alternative, to wrap up the day. Thank you for believing in me and supporting us. 🥰 Also, I can’t learn all of the feedback that I received… however if you happen to may screenshot the malicious ones and ship them to me later for defamation, I’d actually recognize that.
— Han Ye Seul
This is just not the primary time YouTuber Kim Yong Ho and his channel has been problematic for celebrities. Back in 2019, the channel acquired an amazing quantity of criticism for slandering in opposition to comic Yoo Jae Suk. Koreans have since continued to push for the channel’s removing — although it stays unshaken with 65K+ subscribers.