24 June – South Korea's CNBLUE is caught up in a rather unusual controversy since rumours claimed that the group was throwing out signed CDs from their fellow artists, reported allkpop website.
The issue first came up on 21 June, when a netizen uploaded an alleged photo evidence from CNBLUE's trash.
The artistes whose albums were thrown away are only referred to as group "A" and group "B," but both are apparently very popular. Group "B" particularly drew a lot of attention because they are seniors to CNBLUE.
The netizen who uploaded the photos wrote, "I found these CDs in the trash outside of CNBLUE's apartment around July or August of last year. I was very surprised to see that the albums had been thrown out as I knew that they were specialty items, and so I took them with me. I wish I had taken pictures of the scene for evidence, but I didn't think of it at the time."
Netizens responded with harsh criticisms against CNBLUE, but fans of the group retaliated with "This has to be fabricated," and "There's no way that CNBLUE would do such a thing."
CNBLUE's agency, FNC Music, stepped up and clarified, "These are nothing but ill-intended rumours that must have been started by an obsessed fan."
FNC Music stated, "We saw the photo evidence, but there is no way that CNBLUE would do this." They explained that the group always listens to and stores all gifted CDs in their personal workspace.