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
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.
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