8:08 pm - 01/06/2010

Prosecutors prepare to summon G-Dragon to court

Big Bang's G-Dragon will be summoned to an investigation for the violation of the Youth Protection Act and for lewd conduct.

The investigation will focus on G-Dragon's 1st solo concert last year, “Shine a Light”, which exhibited sexual and violent themes, and the fact that it was rated as "strictly prohibited for pre-teens under the age of 12".

The Eastern Seoul District Prosecutor official stated, “We are in the process of collecting and reviewing all the information on the subject matter,” then continued, “We will determine the specific time frame when G-Dragon will be summoned to this investigation after this.”

G-Dragon held his concert last December which included a sexy performance with a female dancer for his song, Breathe.

The prosecutors are seeking for reasons why “She’s Gone” and “Korean Dream”, which were banned by the same Act in November, were still added to the show.

The two songs mentioned are considered not suitable for minors and are prohibited for sale, rent, screening and/or distributing in any channels by this law.

Individuals who are convicted of lewd conduct according to the Article 245 will face fine not exceeding ₩ 5,000,000 and one-year imprisonment and the penalties for the violation of the Youth Protection Act are ₩ 20,000,000 in fines and three-year imprisonment.

A representative from YG Entertainment gave a statement on the issue saying, “YG will assist the investigators in this process and will take care of it on behalf of the client (G-Dragon)" and added, “we will hereby accept the decision and are responsible for the legal action taken according to the Act.”

SOURCE: PinkyPK❤  @ teambigbang.blogspot.com


cleaned the translation a bit. to those who understand korean, let me know if i missed anything :)
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hellodee16 6th-Jan-2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
idk what to say, whatever.
just get it over with already, lol.
law_oneofmany 6th-Jan-2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
and the penalties for the violation of the Youth Protection Act are ₩ 20,000,000 in fines and three-year imprisonment.

so he was basically distributing child porn to his audiences?
idk, as severe as this punishment sounds, he might as well have
memorian 6th-Jan-2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
This is so ridiculous, GD shouldn't be goin to court for this it's Just so stupid. When a underage child ends up in an R-rated movie, you don't go and blame the movie. The ones that should be going to court are the teenagers parents that knew this concert wasn't for teens yet still bought them anyway. >___>.
turdferguson 6th-Jan-2010 07:58 pm (UTC)

g-dragon going to jail is funny to me. it's sad i shouldn't laugh blah blah blah whatever. but that is hilarious. that is a hilarious culture he lives in. they can't enforce a cyber bullying law but this one is no trouble
maisoui 6th-Jan-2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
AHAHA. That's how I pronounce roflmao too.
shopaholism 6th-Jan-2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
korean law enforcement still surprises me on how hard it comes down on some crimes and how lightly it comes down on others, seemingly indiscriminately. in any case, GD fucked up (though hardly meriting a 1-year jail sentence) and consequences are to be had. the law is the law, and as overblown and ridiculous as I find this interpretation of the law, there does seem to be some legitimate infringement that should be taken seriously.
maisoui 6th-Jan-2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
There are more important things for the law to focus on.

This isn't one of them. Yet it seizes the attention of the masses, and distracts them from what counts.

Anyway. He broke the law, sure, but I hope the consequences are minimum.
nimco 6th-Jan-2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
fine him but jailing him is a big WTF.
Korea take care of the batshit netizens first kay?
daesung_fanatic 6th-Jan-2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
He can pay the fine >.< he doesn't have to go to jail he can just pay the fine...he is rich right?
machfive 6th-Jan-2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
this is bullshit
choseri 6th-Jan-2010 09:39 pm (UTC)

callmeliyah 6th-Jan-2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
Fuck you, mother fuckers D: I hope GD punches you all in the face, Korea. >:O >:O
iiluminate 6th-Jan-2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
GD and his management should've known better than to fuck with the law. The law may be ridic, stupid, etc, but it's still the law.

Nevertheless, i can understand the outrage. Jailtime for this (it's not like GD burned down an orphanage or ran someone over) is just over the top.
rawthorne 7th-Jan-2010 09:06 am (UTC)
hallernes has put forward some excellent arguments about how they might not have broken the law but induced to do so. The concert was pre-approved at a 12+ rating by the censors and yet they're now protesting it should have been 19+.
xkimchi_ninja 6th-Jan-2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
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GD is too pretty for prison :(
superjuniorxx 6th-Jan-2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
yes^^ i agree!
dominique_franc 6th-Jan-2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
oh lord
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