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
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.
krissasaur 13th-Jun-2019 03:24 pm (UTC)
This was my thought after reading a comment on the other post. Someone was annoyed that iKon fans want B.I back in the group.... like hes a dumbass IA but at least the only person he is hurting is himself? Like I understand wanting YG to flop but.... idk.
aures 14th-Jun-2019 06:34 am (UTC)
was this @ me? because it feels so, in which case you should've commented, i'm open to different opinions
krissasaur 14th-Jun-2019 09:56 am (UTC)
TBH I don't remember who, but I am pretty sure I saw several comments like that. I don't really care either way though, so no hard feelings! ♥ haha. I have no investment in iKon (and actually stayed away because B.I rubbed me wrong, specially after that punching video. That shit was scary.) and I too would love to see YG burn, I just personally don't feel like drugs are that big issue of an issue in B.I's case. he is just a dumb ass who thinks doing drugs will validate him as a rapper.
aures 14th-Jun-2019 10:14 am (UTC)
naw, i didn't take it as you having hard feelings towards me/my comment (if it was mine, at all lol), but i do appreciate different opinions that's why i asked/suggested it

i also have zero investment in iKon, hell i don't even know 1 song by name (maybe by hearing)

in my comment i said that i felt weird about people signing a petition to keep BI and i asked others if they felt the same (they all did), it was not about yes or no drugs, but just about who they support if that makes sense? i rubbed me the wrong way that they defend someone who obviously did wrong and deserves punishment, illegal is illegal, that was my point (also defending YG scared the shit out of me)

and agreed, he's a dumb ass and he called this upon himself
rainstormraider 13th-Jun-2019 06:04 pm (UTC)
Morally, the consumption of certain drugs because of how they are/were traded can be wrong too. Case in point: cocaine and the war in drugs that destroyed the lives of many. Or the Opium Wars that directly impacted China.

So your comment is factually incorrect.
pwrpuffgrl 13th-Jun-2019 10:10 pm (UTC)
The issue about drugs is not just consuming them. Is about everything that falls into the umbrella of drugs: cartel wars, weapon trafficking, violence, etc, and all of that start by the demand of the consumers.
rockerista03 13th-Jun-2019 10:45 pm (UTC)
Not to mention human trafficking, child labour and sexual violence. It’s all so connected to the demand for drugs. The idea of drugs being about just consuming them is a very Western/Northern Hemisphere POV imo.
pwrpuffgrl 14th-Jun-2019 12:40 am (UTC)
I'm not sure about western, I'm from Mexico so you can imagine... so all the latin american countries suffer A LOT the enormous consumption of the USA.
lizanka23 14th-Jun-2019 01:52 am (UTC)
all of these problems occur because drugs are illegal in the eyes of the law. when something is made illegal crime and violence is bound to happen surrounding it. for example, in the US selling alcohol was illegal for a certain time and it led to the mafia being involved in its illegal trade and other violent crime surrounding it too. now you can go to your corner liquor store and buy alcohol easily but with an age restriction and a social and cultural campaign that warns against excessive drinking. criminalizing drugs and keeping them illegal helps no one. sure, there are some drugs that are used to harm others like date rape drugs that i think should stay illegal but often times people use them for recreational use and get unfairly jailed and abused by the justice system meanwhile the rich and powerful do them at parties and face no jail time
pwrpuffgrl 14th-Jun-2019 02:13 am (UTC)
I know what you mean and you used alcohol as an example, but it doesn't apply to the other drugs that cause the wars and the death of hundreds of people: heroin and cocaine.

Cartels don't traffic alcohol or date rape drugs, they traffic those two, and USA is the world's biggest consumer.

Idk what drugs this guy attempted to buy, if it'weed, the example you talk about could apply. If he or the company tried to buy some heavy ones, then may they receive the full force of the law tbh.
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