In only one week, rampant superstar intercourse scandals have destabilized the Korean music business.
Pop singer Seungri has been labeled the ‘Great Gatsby’ of Korea because of his excessively wealthy and opulent life-style.
Yet, the Korean music business got here to a screeching halt this week.
Several days in the past, Seungri, the youngest member of Okay-Pop group Big Bang, announced his abrupt retirement. The transfer got here after authorities charged the prosperous singer with supplying prostitutes to international traders at nightclubs in Seoul’s Gangnam district.
Aiming to guard fellow Big Bang members, and his expertise company, YG Entertainment, he wrote on Instagram,
“This scandal is simply too large [so] I’ve determined to retire. As for the continuing investigation, I’ll take it significantly to clear myself of all of the allegations.”
The transfer despatched YG’s inventory plummeting 14%.
That was on Tuesday.
Then, a day later, Makeus Entertainment, one other native expertise company, publicly dropped Jung Joon-young. The 30-year-old singer and TV superstar had filmed intercourse movies with a minimum of 10 girls with out their consent. He then shared the key recordings with different entertainers, together with Seungri, on chatrooms.
According to Reuters, Makeus terminated his contract. Jung can be barred from leaving the nation.
On social media, the now-beleaguered entertainer wrote,
“I admit all my crimes. I filmed girls with out their consent and shared it in a social community chat room, and acted with out feeling any sense of guilt doing so.”
Jung stays beneath investigation by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency for intercourse abuse crimes, together with intercourse bribery.
Choi Jong-hun, one other Okay-Pop star and member of rock group FT Island, allegedly participated within the chat. In the conversations, he had detailed his beforehand undisclosed drunk driving incident three years in the past.
That led to his fast retirement from the business.
On Instagram, he defined,
“I’m leaving my crew right this moment and placing an finish to being within the present enterprise.
“I’ll mirror on my wrongdoing for the remainder of my life, not feeling responsible about inconsiderate phrases and actions.”
At the identical time, FNC Entertainment, which represents FT Island, said,
“[Choi] will likely be kicked out of his boy band FT Island and can completely retire from the leisure business for his alleged involvement within the scandal.”
Yong Jun-hyung, one other Okay-Pop star from boy band Highlight, then admitted to receiving and viewing Jung’s movies.
“I admit having inappropriate conversations after receiving a video from Jung Joon-young. My behaviors had been very unethical and silly.”
Three years in the past, an ex-girlfriend had first accused Jung of filming her with out permission.
During a press convention again then, he defined,
“I didn’t assume that one thing that we did as a joke on the time would trigger such a giant controversy. It was a giant fault of mine that I assumed all the things can be okay if I knew I used to be harmless. I apologize to this system that I’m on and the folks on it. As for what to do on these reveals, I’ll comply with no matter they determine. I will even comply with diligently to the extra investigations.”
Authorities later dropped all fees towards the entertainer.
Jung first made his debut within the Korean music business in 2012 on a expertise present known as Superstar Okay-Four. He later gained reputation after releasing a number of rock music albums and starring on a number of reveals.
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