Karina and Lee Jae Wook break up after 5 weeks

Article: Karina and Lee Jae Wook break up five weeks after going public

Source: Insight via Instagram

[+925] Sigh... people can be so scary...

[+473] There were probably too many watchful eyes for them to go on dates properly. Especially with the vibe everyone's putting out ㅋㅋ it's unfortunate it ended this way but they can always date other people in the future

[+257] Doesn't everyone know it's the rule to break up before any comeback?

[+145] The celebrity life isn't for everyone.. I feel bad for them..

[+113] Sigh, can't even date anymore... 

[+94] Aespa will be put in a bad position if their next album doesn't hit daebak. She had to break up for the sake of future earning potential. Non-fans can talk all they want about how idols should be allowed to date, but 80% of idol income is derived from the fans who don't want them to date. Obviously if you have an opportunity to make millions before you hit 30 on the condition of no dating VS dating all you want but making average money, wouldn't you obviously pick the former? ㅋㅋ

[+90] All the haters aren't even people living in the real world so I wish people would just ignore them...

[+75] Everyone's breaking up...

[+69] All the haters must be feeling so good right now

[+61] It's understandable why idols try to keep their dating lives hidden away when their fans behave this way, how exhausting

[+40] They're a young man and woman before they are celebrities, it's sad that people had to hate and rip on them so hard just over a relationship

[+22] So all of you Karina fans and haters who were against their relationship, are you happy now that you got what you wanted? Are you going to go back to your weird delusional fantasies? Please go touch grass ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Jimin will never know who you are ㅋㅋ she doesn't even know that you exist ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

[+25] Karina could do better anyway


Source: Idol Issue  via Instagram

[+155] They had to break up for the sake of Aespa's comeback... and to block more fans from leaving...

[+103] They're obviously lying about the break up ㅋㅋㅋ Aespa's comeback is coming up and they know that their comeback will flop if they don't do something fast

[+90] I was cheering them on

[+82] Fans are so wrong for this...

[+62] Whether intentional or not, couples that begin on such a noisy note don't usually last that long... so unfortunate

[+23] Aw, I was really cheering them on.. ㅜㅜ


Source: Issue King TV via YouTube

[+478] She's free to date who she wants but she should also realize her fans are also free to stop spending money on her too then

[+418] What the haters did were wrong but I don't think you can fault the fans who chose to quietly leave the fandom which caused the drop in Aespa's earnings. It's kind of hard to stan an idol who already has a partner.

[+226] I bet SM put a lot of pressure on her. The stock prices dropping probably played a bigger role than the crazy fans. 

[+213] All the people who quietly left the fandom made a dent in Aespa's comeback, because even if you set aside the crazy hater fans, a whole ton still left on their own

[+206] I'm sure the fans will handle it... those who would leave over something like this have already left, which leaves the remaining

[+118] I know everyone wants to blame this on the haters but haters can be ignored... what can't be ignored is dropping sales and stock prices...

[+96] So obvious why they're doing this before a comeback. Money makes the world go round.

[+71] No matter how much you hate on fangirls and fanboys, they spend a sh*t ton of money on these idols and oyu can't deny that ㅋㅋㅋ they buy up 10-20 album copies at a time so you can imagine the damage that a dating scandal will have ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

[+59] I understand both perspectives of Karina and the upset fans