On November 10, reports began to emerge that the two idols are currently dating. Along with the news reports, photos claiming to be of Longguo and Nahyun began spreading on online communities as well.
TS Entertainment has released a statement denying the dating rumors, stating “Nahyun and Longguo are close friends and often go out for meals together. However, they are not dating.”
Choon Entertainment is also being contacted for another claim that started gaining traction on the same day. A post was made on an online community claiming that Rcy, one of Longguo’s cats, had been abandoned and rescued as a stray. Photos of the cat were posted, originating from a post made in September on an online forum about rescued cats, and it was pointed out that the rescued cat and Rcy had very similar markings on their feet.
Twitter thread about the whole cat saga with background information here
An official statement was posted on Longguo’s official fancafe that read, “Hello, this is Choon Entertainment. First, we want to sincerely apologize for causing worry and concern to many with the situation surrounding Longguo. Before anything else, we will speak of what many people are most curious about. Currently, Longguo’s cat Rcy is being cared for at our agency office, and Longguo is currently deeply reflecting on the effect his actions have had.
“We have been going through the process of confirming all details that fans have expressed their concerns about, and we have spoken directly with Longguo to make sure we have the right information. It is because of this process that it has taken time for us to release our official statement, and for that, we apologize.
“Before explaining the situation that has occurred, we wish to apologize for not being more proactive in handling the situation, especially as Longguo has received much love for his affection for cats. We hang our heads in shame and apologize to all the fans and pet owners who have been hurt by this situation.
“Longguo adopted Kagu in June, and Kagu joined Tolbi and Rcy in the dorms. However, Rcy was unable to adjust to living with Kagu, and Rcy began scratching and causing harm to the other cats. After deep consideration, Longguo made the decision to put Rcy up for adoption. We apologize for not notifying everyone when the decision was made.
“After putting Rcy up for adoption, Longguo attempted to stay in contact with Rcy’s new owner, but he was unable to reach them and this left him feeling very distressed. It was on September 25 that he became aware that Rcy had run away from the new owner. He immediately contacted our agency, and hearing the news, we brought Rcy back and have been taking care of Rcy at the office since.
“We are deeply apologetic of the concern our agency has caused through our negligence. Longguo truly does love and care for animal companions. However, he realizes the severity of his actions, and he is deeply reflecting on his conduct.
“Once again, we sincerely apologize to all who have been hurt by this situation.”
In addition to the dating rumors and the concern that his cat had become a stray, there have been posts circulating online complaining about his behavior on a private Instagram account.
start of with this photo he took at the album bunk pre-signing, where he captioned the photo with something that can be understand as him calling fans "delusionals" while expressing how disliked this pic.twitter.com/RctGJ2CkuR— rach (@ponyofied) November 10, 2018
a screencap of a convo from his manager saying fans (usually fansites) wanted to know what he wanted for his birthday and he could add more if he liked, in the caption he mentioned the VR game ans the Return Robot (?) and said he wanted that in a laughing mocking tone pic.twitter.com/d26nDy7N4f— rach (@ponyofied) November 10, 2018
because those are the most expensive options in the list his manager gave him, in the reply was his ex-girl friend laughing, going "you must be fucking excited" mockingly pic.twitter.com/ORNSBbV9QD— rach (@ponyofied) November 10, 2018
a script from jbj's show "uniform king" and he caption "???who wants it???" and also comment "i definitely won't do it" when the script mentioned about jbj coming back from season 2— rach (@ponyofied) November 10, 2018
self reminder that "uniform king" was filmed long before jbj's disbandment pic.twitter.com/cDH6pBaRAC
the instagram is filled with lovestagram, not nahyun, she's yongguk's ex that he dated during jbj and apparently a lot of fans knew about it but stayed hush because its okay for him to have a girlfriend ofc, kfans arent monsters unlike how a lot of yall want to believe it pic.twitter.com/ZX3plNphX5— rach (@ponyofied) November 10, 2018
before going to the  cat issue: here are posts about him throwing away fan letters and fan gifts that sasaengs (?) or fans (?) picked it up in the trash pic.twitter.com/4xQ8ikZaRw— rach (@ponyofied) November 10, 2018
a fansign fanacc where he said "doing a fansign for 100 numbers is urgh and everybody is like the grandmother of my in law keeps on bitching" pic.twitter.com/ma8pwlRi4r— rach (@ponyofied) November 10, 2018
this is a video proof of yongguk being a misogynist by using words like "vulva" and a lot of even more unspeakable female-demeaning words (may i say quiet fluetly for someone who isnt korean lmao) while talking a 갓건배, a game streaming accounthttps://t.co/3G1t9AnVYP— rach (@ponyofied) November 10, 2018
basically she was going off because he was calling her a "fucking vulva" (as in, referring to her not as a person but reducing her to the assumed content of her pants + using the word as if it's meant to be something degrading) and presumably said a few others things because she was REALLY going in on him (the 씨발 were all from her ie. "this is why women become fucking megalians" "is it (the reason for using those terms) because you have a fucking small dick and never received love from a woman" etc etc)
(thanks to jasmineakaiumi for additional info)
Yongguk was missing from JBJ's amigo filming and fans were worried, only to find out that his ex-girlfriens posted a photo of them go drinking at around the early morning that same day on her Instagram and he was apparently too hungover to film.
Hyunbin, his former band member, brought a life-sized banner of himself to the JBJ dorm, and a fan once asked him to take a picture with it at a fansign, after which Hyunbin just laughed. Turned out he couldn't take a photo of the banner because Yongguk had been using it (Hyunbin's face on the banner) as target for shooting game and fans picked up the banner with multiple holes in hyunbin's face from the trash near JBJ dorm (picture here)
Longguo Writes Handwritten Letter To Fans After Recent Events
“Hello. This is Kim Yong Guk. First of all, I’d like to sincerely apologize to the fans who have been emotionally hurt by my wrong and careless actions. Even though words are not enough to properly ask forgiveness, I am writing this letter to you.
“I wanted to post this and apologize on my personal Instagram, but my Instagram account has been hacked and I cannot log in, so please understand why I’m uploading this on my fan café instead.
“I became friends with SONAMOO’s Nahyun after we met several times through gatherings with other acquaintances. I’m sorry for causing many people concern because of this.
“It is true that I gave Rcy away and that I took her back. I am full of regret about what I did back then, and I am so sorry to Rcy for causing her needless suffering. I apologize for causing many people concern through my insufficiencies in being aware of and caring for my pets. I will not forget the mistakes I made and will learn from it for the rest of my life.
“I also deeply regret my actions on my other private Instagram account. Even as I write this letter, I am so ashamed of what I’ve done. I will live more humbly from now on, and reflect a hundred times before acting.
“I can only ever be grateful to my fans, including now. It was thanks to you that I was able to receive a lot of love and make my debut. The fact that I let you down so badly makes me hesitant to open my mouth. The only thing I can say is ‘I’m sorry.’
“I will take all your rebukes and advice to heart and work harder to become more mature. Once again, I’m sorry. Thank you for reading these words, even though they’re not enough.”
sources: soompi 1, 2, 3, naver 1, 2, 3, 4, @longguoofficial, instiz, @ponyofied (thread)
this all blew up within one day and there's even more, his name has been in the top 4 of naver search for the past 16 hours.