After dating for only a couple months, EXO‘s Kai and BLACKPINK‘s Jennie have officially broken up. SM Entertainment confirmed that the two split after deciding that it was best to focus on their careers at the moment.
Once news of their break up hit, netizens were definitely full of emotions. Some were angry, some sad, some disbelieving and some just confused with how to comprehend the news.
jennie and kai were forced to end their relationship
— fer (@intoitjennie) January 25, 2019
kai and jennie started dating: I can't believe
kai and jennie broke up: i can't believe
— ᵇˡᵃᶜᵏ ᵗᵒ ᵗʰᵉ ᵖᶦⁿᵏ (@blinkification) January 25, 2019
I liked Jennie and Kai a lot, they have so much in common, both are ninis, both love bears, both are ambassadors of high brands, cute in real life and sexy/cool on stage and much more
It's sad that they decided to end their relationship because of dispatch, I hope they're ok
— Nami (@jinsoftcheeks) January 25, 2019
I don't know why and if I'm the only one but I'm breaking rn. as in. I cried the moment it's confirmed that they are dating but I'll cry harder if the break up rumor is true. ang sakit sobra. Jennie and Kai, please, be strong. pic.twitter.com/sPpn7s2gCS
— Heinny (@HeinVivi) January 25, 2019
Many of the Korean netizens turned the tables on malicious commenters who have cursed and criticized Jennie and Kai for their relationship.
Others blamed the idols’ respective agencies for forcing them to split. Many Korean netizens criticized Yang Hyun Suk, claiming that he probably told Kai and Jennie to break up so that BLACKPINK won’t see any “damages”.
IF KAI AND JENNIE BROKE UP BECAUSE OF YG/SM I SWEAR TO GOD IM GONNA–pic.twitter.com/g4ns2fMXFZ
— 𝙣𝙤𝙣𝙪 (@cutescoupss) January 25, 2019
this is literally me when I saw that jennie and kai decided to break up for their fans and teammates but I think they still have feelings for each other (and probably their company forced them to do it too)pic.twitter.com/EzB0SZlZqs
— Nami (@jinsoftcheeks) January 25, 2019
Dispatch was also caught in the fire as netizens blamed them for exposing their relationship in the first place. They suggest Kai and Jennie would have survived better if they were left alone to date in peace, instead of the scrutiny of the general public.
DISPATCH SHOULD BE THE ONE TO BLAME ON THIS… NOT JENNIE AND KAI, NOT YG OR SM, NOT THE FANDOMS BUT FUCKING DISPATCH! PEOPLE WORKING THERE DONT KNOW THE WORD PRIVACY! HOPE YOU ROT IN HELL DISPATCH!!!!!!!#JENKAI
— Encode Pink (@EncodePink) January 25, 2019
wait kai and jennie broke up are you serious????? no my babies :((( i really really hope it was their decision and not their management. i stg im so pissed @ dispatch they were both happy & dating peacefully until they went and exposed them sjdjsjfj
— (@forblackpinks) January 25, 2019
It’s not fair dispatch exposes their privacy now they can’t handle the pressure any way hope the best for both of them Jennie Kai fighting pic.twitter.com/quB2U9Eebr
— dream_catcher (@dreamca61106452) January 25, 2019
디스패치가 아니었다면 제니 카이는 알아서 잘 사겼을 것 같음. 왜 잘 만나고 다니는 커플을 들쑤시냐. 디패 누가 고소 안하나?
— モゼくん (@chaos_mose) January 25, 2019
“If it weren’t for Dispatch, Jennie and Kai would have dated just fine. Why does Dispatch bother people who are dating well. Why haven’t they been sued yet?” — @chaos_mose
Contrary to many opinions, there is a large group of people who believe that Jennie and Kai still live on! They claim that the agencies and media only announced that they’ve broken up so that the couple can date away from the public eye.
Jennie and kai reading the tweets about their breakup while cuddling and eating dinner pic.twitter.com/kJtnyIPApv
— .calm down antis (@simplyyytaee) January 25, 2019
Jennie on her way to Kai’s dorm knowing that they fooled dispatch and are still in a secret relationship.pic.twitter.com/AxrBaDeWzM
— Maria (@jonginsexo_) January 25, 2019
kai showing up @ jennie’s place right after they announced their breakup pic.twitter.com/QDa2NhDZfE
— bella (@moonchild_sj) January 25, 2019
Whether you believe that they’ve truly broken up or not, the largest opinion seems to be one of positive support as fans pledge to continue supporting them no matter what as long as they’re happy!
— rosé's girlfriend (@ultparkrosie1) January 25, 2019
I would definitely like to thank Kai for bringing Jennie’s smile and loving her. Don’t blame it on Kai they both decided it together because of the love they have for their fans and their members. The most selfless couple!pic.twitter.com/XFngcDnAQb
— Donna Marie (@Donna077dmr) January 25, 2019