BTS Jungkook hat seller ’embroidered’ on controversial date
A netizen who said he was an employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs turned himself in to the police after a controversy arose as he tried to sell the hat worn by BTS (BTS) Jungkook at a high price.
According to Hankyoreh on the 25th, the police launched an internal investigation into A, who tried to sell Jungkook’s hat through a used trading site.
Among them, on the 18th, the day after the controversy, A reportedly visited a district in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, and reportedly submitted a hat he was trying to sell.
Earlier on the 17th, a sales post was posted on a used trading site, titled “BTS Jungkook’s hat sale.” Seller A set the hat at 10 million won.
Regarding the hat, A explained, “It was a lost article that BTS left in the waiting space when they visited the passport department in September last year to make a diplomatic passport.” A also claimed that he acquired ownership because there were no calls or visits for six months after reporting the lost property.
As he drew it, he said, “Jungkook’s bucket hat is quite usable. It’s something you can’t get even if you pay for it. Since he is a world-famous singer, his collection value is expected to increase further. I think it’s worth more than the current price in the future,” he added. In addition, Mr. A attached a public official certificate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It has not been confirmed whether the hat was actually worn by Jungkook, but it quickly spread online, causing controversy. Since then, Internet users have responded that they will file a complaint with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and A deleted the sales post.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Police Agency, there was no record of the mother and child being reported as lost property, and the controversy has intensified.
Among them, Foreign Minister Park Jin stressed on the 24th, “If it is confirmed to be true, it will be strictly dealt with in accordance with the relevant regulations,” when a question was asked at the Foreign Ministry’s comprehensive audit by the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee. However, Minister Park did not disclose details such as facts for personal reasons.
Mr. A is likely to face criminal punishment such as embezzlement of possession. According to the Lost and Found Act, a person who embezzles lost and found goods without reporting them is sentenced to up to one year in prison or a fine of up to 3 million won under the criminal law for embezzlement of possession.