TWICE‘s Momo recently appeared at the Seoul Music Awards 2020, where she made headlines for her beauty and visuals at the red carpet.

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But fans and netizens became enraged when reporters began to involve her boyfriend, Super Junior‘s Kim Heechul, in the titles for no good reason.

Multiple news outlets reported on Momo’s visuals but added Kim Heechul’s name in the title.

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Title: “TWICE Momo, ‘Sad that Kim Heechul hasn’t arrived yet’ (2020 SMA)”
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Title: “TWICE MOMO, The visual that made Heechul fall in love”

Netizens began to criticize the reporters, claiming the unnecessary harassment is the reason why idols try to keep their relationships a secret. Whenever they date publicly, they’re always linked to their significant others for unnecessary reasons.

“The title is being ridiculous”

“Look at the trash standards of these reporters”

“There they go again ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Now that Jihyo and Kang Daniel’s news started to die down ㅋㅋㅋㅋ They’re starting with Momo and Kim Heechul ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ These trash reporters know how fans feel about these titles… But they just want clicks ㅋㅋㅋ sigh ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”

“This is why they don’t want to date publicly. They get linked together with everything what they doㅋㅋ”

“Reporters need to stop writing these kinds of titles. This is why they fight like hell to hide their relationships”

— K-Netizens

Momo and Kim Heechul recently confirmed their relationship, admitting that they were first industry colleagues who started to have feelings for each other.

Solely because of their public announcement, Kim Heechul and Momo have suffered unnecessary comments and attention from the industry.

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Hopefully, Korean reporters will begin to respect that Momo and Kim Heechul’s lives and careers are separate outside of their relationship.

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