Jungkook: Former employee from Ministry of Foreign Affairs caught trying to sell BTS member’s hat

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BTS member Jungkook is currently making headlines but for a totally different reason. This is regarding the lost hat of the K-pop star. It so happened that earlier, a netizen noted someone trying to sell a hat that claimed was worn by the youngest member of the BTS. It caused anger among people who expressed anger over the individual responsible for putting the hat on sale.

Who’s the culprit?

Talking about the hat, it was reportedly left by Jungkook at the passport department of the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs waiting room which he visited to get his diplomatic passport. As HYBE states, Jungkook went to the office in September 2021 when he initially lost the hat. It was someone working at the same office who acquired the hat and tried to sell it online for 10 million KRW (70,100 USD). Talking about the accessory, it originally costs about 90,600 KRW (64.50 USD). This has further infuriated the netizens as the person was aiming for higher gains. Eventually, the Seokcho Police Station took up the matter and launched an investigation. It was after that a former Ministry Of Foreign Affairs employee turned themselves in.


The former government is said to have added that nobody had come to claim the item in over six months, even after reporting about the same. This, said the official, prompted them to make it their property and sell it online, as mentioned in their sales post. They also mentioned that the price of the hat had increased to a higher cost because it was personally worn by a global star. However, the investigation revealed that no such report was made at the official ministry or sent to the police. The authorities concluded the investigation after HYBE’s confirmation of the lost item and the official admitting their fault. According to the latest reports, the one who is caught may face embezzlement charges. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also faced a lot of criticism owing to the incident. However, it was later revealed later that the person was not working with them anymore.

Jungkook’s upcoming plans

HYBE CEO Park Ji-Won has recently commented on the status of Suga, V, Jungkook, and Jimin’s solo albums and stated that they would be releasing them next year. However, no specific dates are announced for the same. J-Hope’s Jack in the Box was already released earlier, followed by Jin’s collaborative single The Astronaut. The group’s leader, RM’s album, is also expected to be out by the end of 2022.