[Updated] Jang Geun Suk and EXO’s Kris Caught Up in Scandal with Chinese Actress


[Warning: This was translated from Korean articles that are based on Chinese articles. Some parts may have gotten lost in translation.]

Actor Jang Geun Suk and EXO member Kris have been caught up in a scandal with Chinese actress Lin Xi Ya.

According to Chinese media reports, it was rumored that Lin Xi Ya’s smart phone had been hacked into, and photos of several Chinese celebrities, including Jay Chou, Kenji Woo, Zhang Han, and Peng Yu Yan were discovered and shared online. Some of the photos were reported to be sexual. Among the Chinese celebrities, rumors that there were also photos of Jang Geun Suk and Kris started to spread online.  

One photo shows the actress and a sleeping man’s face that has similarity to Jang Geun Suk. Some netizens took note of the time stamp on the photo and pointed out that Jang Geun Suk was in China at that time.


A text conversation with a man who has the same Chinese name as Kris has also been shared. According to a translation, the text messages have phrases like “I miss you” and “Good night, my love.” 


To clarify, these are based on speculation and it has not been confirmed that Jang Geun Suk or Kris are involved with Lin Xi Ya. 

Lin Xi Ya is a Chinese actress and model, who is currently planning to debut in a Korean girl group, under the name “Shi Ya.” Fluent in Chinese, English and Korean, she had been connected with EXO before when she shared photos of some EXO members through SNS. 

The photo that Lin Xi Ya shared some time back

The photo that Lin Xi Ya shared some time back

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[Edit] A different screen shot was showed that the name of the text message recipient had the same Chinese name as Kris, not a “Chris” as some sources reported. 

[Update] Jang Geun Suk and his agency responds to the rumors.