K-pop star Chanyeol is being accused of allegedly cheating on his ex-girlfriend – here’s all the drama explained.
The last few weeks have been full of K-pop drama. First, Irene was involved in a scandal when she publicly apologised for lashing out at her stylist. Then, SM Entertainment producer Lee Soo-man outlined his vision for the future of the South Korean music industry, which included celebrity robots.
Now, it’s EXO’s Chanyeol who’s under fire – but what has he done?
Who is Chanyeol?
Park Chan-yeol, better known as just Chanyeol, is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter and producer most known for being in the South Korean- Chinese boy group EXO.
The 27-year-old from Seoul is also an actor, appearing in various television dramas and films such as So I Married an Anti-fan (2016) and Secret Queen Makers (2018).
Chanyeol has also more recently become a fashion icon, modelling for many big brands and attending fashion events for Dior, Prada, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger’s show in London. He was also just announced as a ambassador for Prada alongside Irene.
Chanyeol accused of allegedly cheating on his ex-girlfriend
The singer has been involved in a whole load of drama over the past few days after rumours started spreading that he allegedly cheated on his ex-girlfriend.
A long letter appeared online from an anonymous user who claimed to be Chanyeol’s ex-griflriend of three years. In the post, she claimed that he cheated on her with over 10 girls throughout their relationship.
The start of the letter said:
“”Hi Chan. I don’t know if you read this online community or not. I’ve decided to write something like this, which I never did, to expose you. You must be surprised to see something written from me when you thought we had broken up. Well, I feel dirty and disgusting thinking about the three years I’ve been tricked by you. Chan this is the karma you brought onto yourself.”
According to AllKPop, she also posted a number of different photos of Chanyeol and “expressed how disgusted she was as she found out about the number of people Chanyeol had slept with while dating her”.
At the time of writing this, Chanyeol has not yet made a statement. However, his managers SM Entertainment said: “We do not have any official stance towards the post in question.”
Fans defend Chanyeol
Despite the allegations, many fans have taken to Twitter to defend Chanyeol, claiming that he would never cheat on his girlfriend.
One Twitter user said: “Remember what Baekhyun said: ‘Dont believe everything you see on the internet. It’s easy to make lies look like it is the truth.’ I’m going to put this here again, and i hope some fans are smart enough that Chanyeol would never ever do such a thing.”
“The baseless allegations on Chanyeol doesn’t make me love him any less because we exols know what chanyeol is, the antis can make up whatever shit they want to but exols will always got exo’s back. WeAreOne #EXOLProtectChanyeol,” said another.