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
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.
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