BIGBANG's G-Dragon was reportedly closely watched by a fellow soldier while in a military hospital after an ankle operation.
A letter that the soldier apparently wrote to his girlfriend, who is a fan of the singer, contains a drawing of G-Dragon's tattoos, his underwear size and the location of his moles.
The letter went viral after the soldier's girlfriend posted it on Instagram. It has since been deleted.
In the letter is a human-like figure that looks like the singer.
The letter reads, “I will tell you what I observed, in case you are curious”. “I love you,” and “[G-Dragon] shakes hands with everyone.”
A lawyer said: “The person who posted the material could face a claim for damages for infringement of personal rights. The military authorities are partly responsible as well, because they failed to supervise the soldiers.”
G-Dragon is serving mandatory military service, but was reportedly given a one-bed hospital room at an Army hospital in Yangju, Gyeonggi Province after an ankle operation. Such rooms are normally reserved for colonels, not for enlisted soldiers.
The rapper's agency, YG Entertainment denied the claim, saying there was no such thing as a colonel VIP room at the hospital.
But a media outlet insisted that the hospital's operation system had classified G-Dragon's room as a “ward for colonels”. The outlet also claimed the celebrity had more sick leave than is permitted.
This article was originally written by Dong Sun-hwa for The Korea Times.