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
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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