On the "100 Points" episode that aired on the 27th, F.T. Island's lead vocal Hongki revealed that he had dated a female celebrity before. When asked if he was still dating her, Hongki replied, "Maybe I am," causing viewers to go ballistic.
Traditionally, idols never revealed that they were dating anyone. SHINee's Jonghyun was the first idol to ever admit he was currently dating (oh rly?). Before, idols would admit that they had dated, but always asserted that they were currently single. Leeteuk, Kim Hyunjoon, Gahee, Yoochun and Junsu are just a few of the idols who have admitted to have dated others in the past.
However, Hongki has not denied that he was dating, and fans are taking it to mean that he currently is dating. Many Korean fans are upset at how the idols seem to be more daring now. Even if idols aren't single, they would rather not know. Would you rather know your favorite idol's relationship status?
Source: ENS (kor); Koreaboo (eng)
Primadonnas, why so surprised? lol Not like FTI ever tried to pretend to be all innocent and pure.