A complete of four Korean entertainers have actually suddenly resigned through the industry this week, in a widening scandal linking the glossy realm of K-pop with a few seedy sex crimes. The largest players — Seungri, for the influential all-male team Big Bang, together with 29-year-old singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young — have both apologized into the public for his or her involvement in double, interlocking instances of exploitation of females.
To catch you up: detectives booked Seungri on Monday on suspicion of providing prostitutes for entrepreneurs at certainly one of Seoul’s upscale dance clubs, leaving a media frenzy that is feeding ensnared the 2nd celebrity, Jung, and possibly more famous males in the future.
Seungri is doubting charges of brokering prostitution. However in statements to your press, Seoul Metropolitan Police say an investigation into his Kakaotalk messages (Kakao is Southern Korea’s principal texting platform) discovered proof of “pimping” — they claim he had been not just providing several types of ladies to investors, but he had been element of a separate team talk using the other celebrity, Jung.
This is where the facts get more sordid. Police say the near-dozen participants in the Jung chatroom had been sharing hidden camera footage of sex with drugged and unconscious ladies. Korean broadcaster SBS showed the text that is leaked, including Jung giving an answer to a video clip of just one unconscious woman by texting in Korean, “You raped her, LOL. “Continue reading “The Sex Scandals Shaking K-Pop And A Reckoning Over How Southern Korea Regards Women”