The agencies, on the other hand, insist on its justification, citing the "dating ban" term of contract.Agency officials claim the provision is necessary to keep young stars from becoming embroiled in an unsavory incident or scandal that can occur while dating.Speculation regarding their relationship rose even higher after a filming of the SBS program "Han Bam" in 2013.While Taeyeon may have issued an apology to fans via Instagram regarding the manner in which the relationship was revealed, most fans remain supportive of the popular idols.While Sooyoung is in a relationship with actor Jung Kyung Ho, Tiffany is dating 2PM member Nickhyun.Tiffany was the third member of Girls' Generation to have her relationship revealed in April and fans responded with mixed results.The relationship between Yoon A and Lee Seung Gi has been one of most positively received in Korean entertainment, with fans of both artists openly supporting their projects.
But it does not essentially mean there is nobody standing up against it.
However, Tiffany is involved in a cross-agency dating relationship, with 2PM signed to JYP Entertainment.
While fans responded with an outcry to the announcement that Tiffany and Nickhyun were dating, there has been a less vitriol response to news regarding Taeyeon and Baekhyun.
Some candid speakers added it's inevitable considering the correlation between personal image of stars and their marketability.
Last November, the state fair trade regulator made a jab at the restriction, demanding all agencies lift the ban in a drive to uproot all types of unfair practices.