Seungri arrives for questioning over criminal allegations at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on March 14. The South Korean pop star has announced his retirement from show business amid mounting criminal investigations. Photo: AFP

How the Seungri and Jung Joon-young K-pop sex scandal exposes South Korea’s culture of toxic masculinity

  • Charges of sexual abuse and illegally recording sexual activities could cost a number of stars their careers, but this behaviour is all too common
  • The country’s #MeToo movement saw tens of thousands of women protest hidden-camera sex crimes last year – will the latest outrage mean real change?
Topic |   South Korea

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Seungri arrives for questioning over criminal allegations at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on March 14. The South Korean pop star has announced his retirement from show business amid mounting criminal investigations. Photo: AFP
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