BigBang boy band member Seungri is embroiled in a sex-for-investment criminal investigation. Photo: AFP

K-pop sex and drugs scandals are damaging its squeaky-clean image

  • K-pop stars Jung Joon-young, Seungri and Yong Jun-hyung have all announced their retirements from show business because of recent scandals
  • The incidents have damaged K-pop’s image in socially conservative South Korea and with fans around the world
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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BigBang boy band member Seungri is embroiled in a sex-for-investment criminal investigation. Photo: AFP
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Seungri from BigBang is embroiled in controversy of the date rape drug GHB being used at a nightclub linked to the singer.

K-pop label YG is literally in crisis after sex and drugs scandals involving Seungri, G-Dragon and others

  • ‘YG is literally in crisis’ was originally a line from a Netflix sitcom about the band, but it appears to have come true for the K-pop label
  • Seungri was charged with procuring prostitutes for businessmen and other members have had drug scandals
Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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Seungri from BigBang is embroiled in controversy of the date rape drug GHB being used at a nightclub linked to the singer.
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