5:08 pm - 06/13/2019

Netizens sign petition asking to ban activities of YG Entertainment artists




With the recent controversies at YG Entertainment, petitioners have spoken up to request the suspension of the activities of the agency’s artists.

In a government petition that was posted on the Blue House’s petition bulletin board on June 12, the original petitioner wrote, “YG Entertainment celebrities are constantly getting involved in drug and marijuana cases and should stop their activities on all broadcasts.”

They continued, “YG Entertainment houses a large number of idol singers, actors, and entertainers. There have been countless drug scandals recently. To say that these are just suspicions, there are too many drug scandals occurring in one agency, which points to a serious problem inside the company.”

Lastly, they added, “They need to be stopped from their activities on all broadcasting media, and a thorough internal investigation on the agency must be conducted.”

On June 12, Dispatch reported that iKON’s B.I was accused of attempting to purchase drugs. Following the news, B.I departed from the group, and YG Entertainment confirmed his departure from both the group and the agency.

Source: Nate via Soompi
aures 13th-Jun-2019 10:55 am (UTC)
i agree with those netizens, first investigate that whole company and see what's left
premonitioner 13th-Jun-2019 12:17 pm (UTC)
where do I sign
pikapika217 13th-Jun-2019 12:25 pm (UTC)
SAVE LEE HI!!! SAVE AKMU!!!!


xoxkenzxox 13th-Jun-2019 02:18 pm (UTC)
exactly. I really hope they are free from the YG BS.
rainstormraider 13th-Jun-2019 12:47 pm (UTC)
Forget the drug scandal, at the very least do a half decent job at addressing YGE’s links to the criminal underworld and the resulting police corruption issues. That’s a bigger problem than drug addicts to me.
modestgoddess79 13th-Jun-2019 01:32 pm (UTC)
Does the general public really care more about the drug use then the sex crimes and police corruption?!
premonitioner 13th-Jun-2019 11:14 pm (UTC)
I think they're more angered by the blatant cover ups that have come out in the past few weeks
evilcoc0nut 13th-Jun-2019 01:55 pm (UTC)
signed!
pepsi_twist9 13th-Jun-2019 02:06 pm (UTC)
If it leads to actual results sans corruption then yes. Otherwise you're only hurting the artists at this point.
scionofawhisper 13th-Jun-2019 02:15 pm (UTC)
How are the artists really being hurt though? Do you think they lack so much empathy and intelligence they can't sympathize with people boycotting YG? Besides, the whole point of a boycott or a strike is that something hurts in the process.
lizanka23 13th-Jun-2019 02:21 pm (UTC)
Really? Petitioning against marijuana? So lame. Morally there’s nothing wrong with taking drugs. It’s the preferential treatment from police due to corrupt ties, possible sex trafficking/ pimping out of women/ drugging them and tax evasion that should be petitioned against. These netizens have their priorities out of order
rockerista03 13th-Jun-2019 03:00 pm (UTC)
Culturally tho, drugs are a major problem here in East Asia. So I do get where the netizens are coming from as well. Historically, it has been the root of some of the major transnational crimes (smuggling, human trafficking, sexual abuse and rape, money laundering and fraud, corruption, etc.) in Northeast and Southeast Asia, and some of these countries colonised by Western powers were introduced to drugs by said Western colonisers. EA governments don’t fuck with drugs for this very reason. I do understand the frustration for not going down for abuse but again, drugs in EA are seen differently than in the West.
frequency 13th-Jun-2019 02:28 pm (UTC)
i know drugs are a no-no over there but... seriously? this is what you want them investigated over?

Edited at 2019-06-13 02:28 pm (UTC)
jaelissi 13th-Jun-2019 03:13 pm (UTC)
I would inb4 "a BoYcOtT wOuLd OnLy HuRt ArTiSts" but I guess I'm already too late
blck_ink 13th-Jun-2019 05:22 pm (UTC)
depends on who's investigating. if it's a division that hasn't been tainted by yg's corrupt self than maybe it could lead to everything being exposed ( drugs, sexual abuse, corruption/police, etc.).
hallyujah 13th-Jun-2019 11:04 pm (UTC)
ia may as well just let YHS conduct an internal audit of that's the case
kcaomei 13th-Jun-2019 06:49 pm (UTC)
i mean realistically in a perfect world, yes PLEASE investigate but we all know YG will just buy off whoever or use connections like he's been doing. it's all so corrupt, i feel like YG will never be taken down
swhyeon1991 13th-Jun-2019 07:00 pm (UTC)
Nice but when will Omona??
dior_chic 13th-Jun-2019 09:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you. That’s exactly how I feel as I look at a Somi post with over 100 comments
goshipgurl 13th-Jun-2019 09:13 pm (UTC)
I think all of the companies' business activities should be put on hold until they get properly investigated. But realistically they can't do this, at least with Blackpink since they are also signed to an american record label.
hallyujah 13th-Jun-2019 11:04 pm (UTC)
can prob stop Korean promotions though, it's a good idea!
reader17 14th-Jun-2019 12:43 am (UTC)
I don't think all of the artist are into drugs and the little bit I read (Only two articles) it sounded like he was thinking of doing it but didn't. Which I still don't get why he would leave if he really was innocent. I do wish they would investigate YG but I really do not believe all of the artist he has, is involved with drugs and other criminal actions. Just because one or two of them are doesn't mean they are all.

Example I know I guy where I used to work and was friends with him, found out he was stealing money from the company I never knew it until they fired him. They never pressed charges because his Mom and Aunt worked there and they didn't even know he was doing it. So if your Mom and Aunt don't know that he was doing wrong, how do we expect all of the artists that are there to know that he is doing wrong. Sometimes only a select few know that are also involved. That is why I do agree that the company needs to be investigated, but I don't think all of the artist should go down with them.
kimbafierce 14th-Jun-2019 02:22 am (UTC)
in the msgs leaked, he actually say he's buying from "A" cuz they did drugs together. So nope, he pretty much did take drugs.

The point is, it's always YG's idols who are involved in drug scandals, and when that happens it's accompanied by suspiciously unfair treatment; lenient sentences, cover ups, no investigation at all.. etc. So it's clear why knetizens want the whole company investigated. It's not just about drugs, it's about corruption.
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