Lai KuanLin’s Cigarette Puffing Doppelganger Causes Mayhem
Netizens have been on a frenzy after discovering an Instagram post showing someone that strikingly resembles Wanna One‘s Lai KuanLin smoking inside a place that appears to be a bathroom.
How all this started has an interesting timeline and behind-story to it. It appears that someone in China had stolen some Instagram photos of a Korean man that looks similar to our loveable Lai KuanLin. After taking the photos, the culprit then began spreading false rumors that Lai KuanLin, who is only sixteen years old at the moment, was illegally smoking a cigarette as a minor. See Lai KuanLin’s doppelganger for yourself below.
After the false rumor began spreading, Lai KuanLin’s legions of fans inevitably began preparing retaliation by beginning to point out the subtle but noticeable differences between the two peoples’ facial features.
It turns out that the whole thing was nothing but a hoax. As we can see from the photos above, despite a few similarities, the two people are merely look-alikes and not the same person.
Additionally, there is also stronger evidence that proves Lai KuanLin is not the person in the photo. A Kakaotalk messenger conversation between the owner of the Instagram account and a Lai KuanLin fan shows us the account owner saying himself that he is not Lai KuanLin and doesn’t even know who Lai KuanLin is.
The fan then requests permission to post the conversation online to which the doppelganger expresses consent to. The whole issue has already been widely confirmed as only a rumor in China. However, South Korean fans found out a little bit later after and are currently on alert and doing all that they can to defend their idol.