On July 19th, two photos of a man looking exactly like BEAST‘s Lee Ki Kwang surfaced on local online community boards, stirring controversy over the validity of it. After seeing these photos titled “Lee Ki Kwang Smoking,” netizens have questioned whether the person in the photos is indeed Lee Ki Kwang or not.
Some commented, “Is that really Lee Ki Kwang? He doesn’t seem like the type to smoke,” while others said, “He is past the legal age to smoke. What is wrong with smoking?”
An official from BEAST’s agency addressed the issue stating, “We’re not sure if that’s Lee Ki Kwang. But even it is him, there’s nothing wrong with it since he’s past the legal age.”
What are your thoughts on this? Does it really look like Lee Ki Kwang? And even it was him, would it tarnish his image?