Song Joong Ki has been the target of controversies ever since he starred in Descendants of the Sun. From secret relationships and pregnancy rumors with co-star Song Hye Kyo, it seems like the latest issue is one of the harshest to date. There were rumors and whispers that the actor was gay. In addition to that, his friendship with Hye Kyo was just used to cover up his true sexuality.
However, the Hallyu heartthrob already denied the accusations. However, his reactions over Park Bo Gum’s acceptance speech caused a stir among the press and the fans. This stirred another gay controversy towards the actor and label mate Bo Gum.
Where The Rumors Began
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Song Joong Ki is known to be really close with many actors in the Korean drama industry. He is best friends with Running Man‘s Lee Kwang Soo. The two are notable for their bromance, which many fans dub as “friendship goals“. During the shoot of Descendants of the Sun, Joong Ki left a secret message for Kwang Soo on a rock that read “Joong Ki loves Kwang Soo”.
In addition to that, Joong Ki gave co-star Kim Min Seok a refrigerator after the success of Descendants of the Sun for the latter’s new house. Another event that doubted the actor’s sexuality was during his bromance commercial with Park Bo Gum for Domino’s Pizza.
Song Joong Ki and Park Bo Gum Bromance
Despite Joong Ki’s denial, the gay rumors resurfaced during the 2016 KBS Drama Awards. Park Bo Gum was given the “Netizen Award” and was emotional as he stepped on the stage to take it. He also gave an acceptance speech where he thanked Joong Ki.
“I felt like I wasn’t a very good actor while working on Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. But I am very thankful to Song Joong Ki for giving me advice all the time,” Bo Gum said, “He’s such a good senior to me. And he understood how hard it was to balance things. For every thing that he has done for me, I am very thankful.”
The camera has caught the DOTS star wiping his tears during Bo Gum’s speech. Upon seeing this, the host of the show teased Joong Ki while Song Hye Kyo, who was right beside him, began to laugh at his reaction.
As of the moment, Joong Ki and Bo Gum have not commented on the gay rumors.