Most Shocking Scandals in the K-POP Industry 2017
Scandals happen in any entertainment industry but especially in the K-POP Industry. There is always good news but also bad news in the K-POP Industry from Dating, Drugs, Bullying, and much more. Agencies always do their best to protect their idols or artists from issues or the truth about scandals. Check this out to know the full story behind the most shocking scandals you must know.
K-POP Scandal 2017
1. BIGBANG’s TOP – Drugs
This time BIGBANG’s Leader, T.O.P is involved in a big scandal, he was involved in the use of drugs. Examination also state that the man born in 1987 tested positive for consuming marijuana.
In the chronology of the incident, the police have suspected T.O.P for a long time. In March 2016, 2NE1’s fashion designer was caught consuming marijuana in Los Angles, California, United States. The arrest of 2NE1’s fashion stylist also dragged some idols closer to her, including T.O.P.
But T.O.P is not alone in drugs cases, former JYP Entertainment trainee, Han Seo-hee, was also involved with T.O.P. during the inspection and police found that T.O.P smoked marijuana with her. At first, T.O.P denied the allegations and said he just use electric cigarette but with the evidence, he can not deny the allegations. He said he had smoked marijuana with Han Seo-hee since last year. Han Seo-hee said she has been extremely stressed because her debut was delayed as she almost debut with GFRIEND and GUGUDAN. That is why she turned to smoking marijuana and meeting T.O.P.
“I have been extremely stressed for a long time. And I made the wrong choice that I can’t take back. This is happened in one week and that week is the worst week of my life and I feel sorry for it. I am ashamed of myself and I accept the punishment that will be given.” she said.
The first news about T.O.P consuming marijuana, he when he was on a 3-day break from military duties. T.O.P will allegedly receive a suspension of the indictment while he finishes his mandatory military service. Until that time, he will be restricted to remain inside his assigned military station, the Gangnam Police Station. If found guity, T.O.P could face up to five years in prison or a fine of up to 50 million won ($44,560).
Because of his drugs case, the police department did share that other BIGBANG members were also drug tested and the results for all of them was negative.
2. SHINee’s Onew – Sexual Harassment
Another scandal hits the leader of the group. Onew is entangled in a legal affair due to a sexual harassment case.
The incident took place at a nightclub, around 7:10 PM local time. Onew was arrested by police, after a friend of the victim phoned the police.
Onew admitted visiting the club because of his friend’s birthday, he can not remember what he did because he was too drunk.
At 5:30 PM local time, Onew with five friends visited a club in the Gangnam area because of his friends birthday. He ordered two bottles of champagne and drank it with his friends, then they danced and had fun. After drinking a bottle Onew looked very drunk.
At 06:30 PM local time, Onew looked very drunk and almost unconscious. He fell off balance and touched the victim’s leg. The victim was angry and said that Onew sexually harassed her. Onew wanted to apologize but could not say it because it was completely unconscious.
At 06:50 PM local time, Onew was unable to stand up. He tried to sit at the table and held the victim’s foot once more, he thought the victim’s legs was a pole.
At 07:00 PM local time, the victim felt that this time Onew did it on purpose. Although his friend apologized, the victim still reported it to the police.
When the police arrived at the club, they questioned the truth to Onew but he could not communicate well because he was very drunk.
At 07:10 PM local time, Onew, the victim, and his friends headed to the police station. The victim stated that Onew touched her twice, and Onew’s friend stated that it was accidental because Onew was so drunk at the time.
Because of the spread of this case, Onew decided to leave the Age of Youth 2. Although the director is not willing about the departure of Onew from this drama project, the director still support whatever Onew’s decision is.
Parties from SM Entertainment have also confirmed the departure of Onew from Age of Youth 2. Despite differences in statements from SM Entertainment and Staff Age of Youth 2, they are still asking fans to continue to support Onew’s decisions.