9:06 am - 03/13/2019

Park Bom’s Agency Addresses Past Drug Rumors Involving The Singer Ahead Of Comeback

Prior to the release of Park Bom’s long-awaited solo album on March 13, the singer’s agency released an official statement to clear up all previous drug-related rumors.

The following is the official statement from D-NATION:

Hello, this is Park Bom’s agency, D-NATION.
Ahead of hosting a press conference for Park Bom’s solo album release today (on March 13), we wish to deliver the following statements because we think it is right for us to correct some parts that are far from the truth regarding a series of incidents concerning Park Bom, before [the singer] resumes her domestic promotions.
1. Regarding the incident in 2010 when [Park Bom] brought in medication known as Adderall from the United States via international post, she is still being mentioned as a drug smuggler. We would like to correct this part as Park Bom clearly did not do drugs.
Adderall is a legal medication that is approved by the FDA in the United States and can only be bought with a prescription. However, the distribution of the medicine is still banned in Korea since domestic laws consider it as an antipsychotic drug, which is categorized as drugs. We are only apologetic for causing such a disturbance, which resulted from our ignorance and not being clearly aware of [the laws].

However, the majority of the medical drugs that are FDA-approved in Korea are also labeled as drugs in a broader sense, so when someone takes those pills it does not meant that person did drugs.
Park Bom is also taking pills for the purpose of treatment, and when Park Bom submitted to urine testing at the time [of the incident], they did not find signs of drug usage. As a result, the police acknowledged her situation and evidence, and they concluded their investigation.
2. Park Bom is still suffering from an illness known as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), and she received a prescription and is taking legal drugs that are similar [to Adderall] while receiving constant treatment from a domestic university hospital.
She is trying her best to defeat the illness even now, and while she went through some difficult times, she wishes to take courage and get back up on her own. We are being cautious ahead of her new start, but we genuinely hope you will look kindly upon her.

Park Bom will be releasing her solo album “Spring” on March 13 at 6 p.m. KST. She will also be making her return to television via “M Countdown” on the March 14 episode.

source: soompi, naver
lydzi 13th-Mar-2019 08:32 am (UTC)
*sending her good vibes* I hope she'll be happier now and a bit more at peace (at least as much as you can be in this line of work) 💖
gathyou 13th-Mar-2019 09:00 am (UTC)
Glad she finally has the support of her company. It's a good statement and I hope they can help her navigate peacefully through the comments that are going to follow her now that she's back on stage, it's not going to be easy.
I really wish her the best <3
jyusou 13th-Mar-2019 09:17 am (UTC)
This makes me really glad. All the best to her 💖.
donutism 13th-Mar-2019 10:22 am (UTC)
I'm glad her company backs her up, unlike her last one >_>
radowan 13th-Mar-2019 10:28 am (UTC)
<3 <3 <3

EDIT: but i also can't help but feel some sorta way about this still hanging over her head (since 2010 wtf), when so many other celebs have done actual things worth cancelling them for, but are forgiven in like a minute.

Edited at 2019-03-13 10:32 am (UTC)
glokmusic 13th-Mar-2019 07:21 pm (UTC)

it's cuz she's a woman...... damn double standards

yesungholic 13th-Mar-2019 10:48 am (UTC)
What is this? A company that is supporting her? Did I hit with my head??? I'm glad she found the support she needed
kyokomurasaki 13th-Mar-2019 10:59 am (UTC)
I still can't believe her career was basically ruined over some legally prescribed Adderall of all things smdh
jaelissi 13th-Mar-2019 11:03 am (UTC)
I never knew the details of her drug scandal. It's telling how easily her career was destroyed, when it's still up in the air if those Burning Sun bastards will even get what's coming to them
benihime99 13th-Mar-2019 11:12 am (UTC)
It puts things in perspective when from one agency the guy doing recreational drugs is alright, but the women using medecine has her career destroyed

I'm not against smoking weed and I don't personnaly think it was a big deal, but that's still illegal in korea and GD faced little backlash
Meanwhile Bom using medecine because of her condition is a drug dealer, the sexism is strong
xbrokenbabydoll 13th-Mar-2019 11:40 am (UTC)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but ADD is not an illness you can get rid of? You just have to live with it and do things that helps make it easier (like prescriptions in certain cases)?
aures 13th-Mar-2019 01:11 pm (UTC)
correct, ADHD/ADD is not something can get rid of, but you can get it a lot better/more under control with medication for example, i think that's rather what they meant by defeating/overcoming it (like: not losing to the illness kind of way)
donaldjdrumpf 13th-Mar-2019 01:18 pm (UTC)
Ya that part struck me as weird. You don't try and "defeat" that illness, you try and manage it and do your best.

benihime99 13th-Mar-2019 02:01 pm (UTC)
It's not something you can cure, maybe the translation of their statement is off
Or, considering korea's stand on mental health, they thought it'd be easier to talk about it as if it was a curable illness?
love_keiko 13th-Mar-2019 06:47 pm (UTC)
the second part tbh IMO.

there really seems to be a lot of stigma and serious lack of discussion when it comes to mental health in korea
xoxkenzxox 13th-Mar-2019 02:17 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping it was just a mistranslation.. There is no cure that I'm aware of. Just something you learn to live with using medicine.
coyote_revolver 13th-Mar-2019 12:08 pm (UTC)
This still makes me upset. Fuck sexism, I'm glad her new company supports her.
donaldjdrumpf 13th-Mar-2019 01:20 pm (UTC)
Don't support ex-YG druggies! Stream Noir!
benihime99 13th-Mar-2019 01:27 pm (UTC)
You're gonna get some well deserve backlash for this stupid and insensitive comment
donaldjdrumpf 13th-Mar-2019 01:33 pm (UTC)
it was 9 years ago, no one will hold her drug thing against her anymore or those who do are people who already won;t support her. Bom will be fine!
benihime99 13th-Mar-2019 01:42 pm (UTC)
Considering people are still calling her a drug dealer, considering her agency still had to adress a 9 y/o case, your comment is both gross and insensitive, especially in a post which specifically adresses the issue
Then again, this isn't a first for you, you often fell to see the difference between sassy/funny and straight up trolling
ChulaSinMoolah 14th-Mar-2019 02:15 am (UTC)
I know you're joking but not enough people are talking about how YG buried her scandal for 4 years like they did for their ex bigbang member
aeries_amethyst 13th-Mar-2019 01:43 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that a company is finally defending her and clearing the air. Can't believe her career got ruined over this whilst you have certain individuals walking away with way less backlash >_>
xoxkenzxox 13th-Mar-2019 02:18 pm (UTC)
Sad that they still have to address this so many years later. But the way they addressed it is clear. Get off her back.
suggestivepeach 13th-Mar-2019 02:22 pm (UTC)

This is nice. I’m happy she finally has a company that will stick up for her. I can’t believe this almost ruined her career and is still plaguing her.

ashdevilrun23 13th-Mar-2019 03:20 pm (UTC)
I like that the ceo actually showed up at her showcase and addressed it too
pseudo_shigure 13th-Mar-2019 03:41 pm (UTC)
why do i feel like YG did make a statement like this (although it was late and maybe not as detailed as this one) but everyone ignored it anyway?
or i mean, i've read explanation like this and i thought it was from yg /shrug/
benihime99 13th-Mar-2019 06:09 pm (UTC)
The tone of YG statement was in no way similar o this one
Not to mntion YG literally throw Bom under the bus and basically accused her of being responsible for 2NE1 disbandment
bananaclaw 14th-Mar-2019 12:40 am (UTC)
IIRC YG bungled the first attempt at an explanation (and brought up some things like Bom's soccer experience that weren't constructive to the story) so the damage was already done.

Also, compared to last time, the public has more scandalous things to worry about, like prostitution, nonconsensual taping, and police corruption.
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