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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
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 02:17 pm (UTC)
Exactly. besides they're not dirt poor. These artists can survive a momentary block in income
hallyujah 13th-Jun-2019 10:53 pm (UTC)
Well if YG is being boycotted, then the artists sales, views, streaming royalties etc are being affected so they lose revenue and maybe popularity. It's not hard to figure out how YG artists could be hurt by a boycott. That doesn't mean the boycott isn't worth it. Like yea it sucks for those acts but it's prob necessary to take down YG, a greater evil. Because the flip side is, it's pretty much impossible to support the artists without YG profiting from it.

At this point, I'm hoping as many acts as possible do not re-up with YG and sign elsewhere ASAP, and YG has to clean house and instill a better culture, but that'd mean YHS and Co. being taken out the game and I'm not sure how realistic that is?
vintage_boom 13th-Jun-2019 02:52 pm (UTC)
contract law can get messy but at this point if they aren’t actively trying to get out of their contracts that’s on them and their parents/guardians. Waiting out the remaining term hoping they don’t get thrown under the bus is a bad place to stick yourself. Consumers shouldn’t feel like they need to support a shitty criminal organizations because they might hurt the feelings of the employees.

hallyujah 13th-Jun-2019 10:57 pm (UTC)
If I were an artist I'd want a Morality Clause to work both ways. Sometimes you see it with celebrity/athlete endorsements where a company can terminate a contract with its spokesperson immediately and with cause (no penalty) on moral grounds (Tiger Woods scandal, Kobe Bryan rape accusation, athletes caught doping etc).

I'd want a clause that could give me grounds to unilaterally terminate if my agency or CEO fell into scandal or disrepute. Idk anything about Korean contract law though to know if this is a thing.
vintage_boom 13th-Jun-2019 11:06 pm (UTC)
that's totally within the artists right to ask for! and with the experience I've had is that it does work both ways. whether the idols have them though idk because apparently their parents are the ones negotiating their terms every year instead of an actual lawyer.
rainstormraider 13th-Jun-2019 05:59 pm (UTC)
Don’t worry, artists just like everyone else can learn to write a resume and apply to be the next contestant on Produce 2020 or whatever the next iteration will be called. They’ll survive.
pepsi_twist9 13th-Jun-2019 06:04 pm (UTC)
Ehhh, I was thinking of trainees tbh. The fact that BI was a trainee for 11 years is crazy for me. Cause these trainees busting their asses and then getting stuck in YG. But yes, agreed they can move to a different company.
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